Mission & Impact

Kimberly Crest House & Gardens

Mission & Impact

For more than 40 years, Kimberly Crest has served people from our community, region and throughout the world with a steadfast commitment to:


  • Sharing and preserving the aesthetic experience of the estate;
  • Educating visitors about the history and cultural significance of events, people and objects associated with the landmark; 
  • Inspiring people of all ages through the visionary leadership of Mary Kimberly-Shirk and her enduring commitment to education, philanthropy and service to others.


In the past year alone, we  provided:

  • 900+ home tours serving 5,000+ guests; 
  • 2,500 school-age visitors an up close look at history through field trips by local schools;
  • 15,000+ garden visits;
  • funding to complete seven restoration projects and
  • thousands of visitors historically immersive experiences through special tours and events.

Events include:

“Windows into Christmas Past”

Holiday Lights & Victorian Nights Evening Tours

Bridgerton Tea

Croquet on the Green

Cocktails in the Grove

Downton Abbey Brunch

Evening of Jazz

Holiday High Tea

Mystery at the Mansion

Secret Garden Tea

Summer Soirée

Please join us in furthering this important mission by joining FRIENDS OF KIMBERLY CREST, contributing to one of our RESTORATION PROJECTS, and/or becoming a docent volunteer. Explore our website for these and other involvement opportunities or email us at info@kimberlycrest.org.