TAKE A TOUR TODAY
Staff and volunteer docents relish the opportunity to spend time showing you the AFS House, its collection, stories, and garden. Schedule a tour by clicking BOOK A TOUR in the menus above!
Plan to spend 45 minutes to an hour visiting 11 rooms that still contain hand made furniture, original wallpaper, toiletries, textiles, and many stories that seem to spill from the walls. Get to know the Ames, Florida, and Stork families through photographs taken in the Parlor, letters written in the Kitchen, and songs sung in the Music Room.
Since the Stork family occupied the House until 1986 as a residence, the tour encorporates some recognizable items as well as many that have no place in our modern society. Have fun seeing artifacts that may have a place in your own memory!
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Staff and trained docents will happily guide you through the AFS House when you make an appointment today.
Select Book a Tour from the menu above to let our staff know how many to expect. We suggest allowing 45 minutes to an hour to enjoy 11 rooms plus the gardens surrounding the home.
Feel free to bring a picnic lunch if the weather is nice, or visit GreenRock Cafe, or the Bridge Street Cafe for a real hometown experience!
This photo ran in the Pioneer Press newspaper in a story highlighting the Stork family and their investment.
Mary Lou and Grace Stork,1939
This photo ran in the Pioneer Press newspaper highlighting the Stork family and their investment. Seen here are Meda and Clinton's two daughters playing music.
Used for receiving guests, the Parlor looks spectacular during the holiday season with a large, sparkling Christmas tree.
Parlor fire place
The families spent many hours entertaining themselves and guests in the Parlor, where you can still stand today.
With original wallpaper still clinging to the walls, this room has a cozy, family feel of the chess, reading, and handiwork that got done here.
Sky Parlor, 1969
The AFS House staff and volunteers work to maintain the structure and artifacts with as little change as possible. All the items seen in these photos still reside in the home.