Project Kudos: Wolfe House
The renovation of the 1880sWolfe House was a great collaboration between the state and the land trust through a curatorship program. It’s a great restoration of a great property and grounds.” Mark Chura, Executive Director, SCLT.
The Wolfe House is an 18th century farm house that was once owned by the Wolfe Family and was part of a larger farm known as Wolfe Glade or the Wolfe Tract. The restoration of the historic structure was a partnership between the Sussex County Land Trust and the Delaware Division of Parks when the Trust spearheaded the capital fundraising required to restore the house to its present condition. The property and lands surrounding the house are owned by the DE Division of Parks and the Trust has the pleasure of serving as a curator to the house and immediately surrounding lands. The Wolfe House now serves as the headquarters to the Sussex County Land Trust and is a great example of a private/public partnership
Over its 20-year history, the land trust has partnered with Sussex County Council, the State of Delaware and several nonprofit conservation agencies on 18 projects to preserve nearly 6,000 acres, including 2,000 acres of farmland, 2,000 acres of forest and 500 acres of wetlands.