The Eatonville Historical Society is raising money to save the Tofu House.
Bob Walters, President of the South Pierce County Historical Society says, “Our town’s Japanese-American residents had a big role in its early growth. We have a chance to preserve that part of Eatonville’s history if enough people support the campaign to save the “Tofu House” – the old milk house from the lumber company dairy, which was operated by a Japanese family, the Kiriharas.”
The goal is to move the Tofu House near the Van Eaton cabin and restore it so that it will continue on as a memorial and educational tool.
For information about how you can donate information, contact Bob or Dixie Walters at email@example.com.
One response to “Historical Society Raising Money to Save Tofu House”
I have recently been introduced to this site, very interesting.
Clara “Gram” Jensen was my Great Grandmother. I was 11 when she and Grandma Acuff moved into town from the farm.
Were you able to save the Tofu House? I had never heard of it before.
I do remember that my Mom, Mae Ladine “Chick” Duffy McConnell, told me that there Student Body President (forgive me I forgot his name) was one of the Japanese that was inturned during WWII. So very sad.