The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization entrusted with oversight of the preservation, interpretation and daily operation of Craftsman Farms, the early 20th-century country estate of Gustav Stickley. The museum works in partnership with the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, which owns the site and rescued the property from private development in 1989, putting it on a path to public use.
Formerly, The Craftsman Farms Foundation, Inc., the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms was formed in 1989. The property was designated a National Historic Landmark the following year. In 2019, the museum marked its 30th anniversary and is proud to welcome thousands of visitors from around the world to its interpretive programs, both onsite and online, each year.
Craftsman Farms, the former home of noted designer Gustav Stickley, is owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and is operated by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Inc., (“SMCF”) (formerly known as The Craftsman Farms Foundation, Inc.). SMCF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. Restoration of the National Historic Landmark, Craftsman Farms, is made possible, in part, by a Save America’s Treasures Grant administered by the National Parks Service, Department of the Interior, and by support from the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust, The New Jersey Historic Trust, and individual donors. SMCF received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State and a grant from the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation. Educational programs are funded, in part, by grants from the Arts & Crafts Research Fund.
Our mission at The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is to preserve, interpret, and make relevant the legacy and ideals of Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts movement by providing creative programming and authentic experiences that educate, engage, and inspire diverse audiences.
No employment or internship opportunities are available currently at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.
Volunteers provide essential support for the museum's everyday activities, including leading tours and working in the museum's shop. Volunteers are also needed for special events and interpretive programs.
Give tours of The Stickley Museum to the general public and visiting groups. Extensive training is provided.
Handle transactions, assist customers in front and behind the sales desk, help maintain inventory, and other miscellaneous shop duties.
Assist with special fundraising events, such as the museum's annual Craftsman Gala, and with educational programs like Fall Family Day.