From vision to reality
After 12 years, Olhausen hands over keys to Patch-Eeten House
September 14, 2023
A local landmark will forever serve as a testament to one woman's vision for historical preservation in Hartley.
Connie Olhausen saw an opportunity when the late Betty Eeten's house hit the sale block in 2011. Loaded with antique furniture, original fixtures and other items of historic significance, Olhausen believed the property could serve as a museum for a community that lacked a home for its heritage.
"It was in good structural condition, and the interior was never renovated or damaged," she said. "It's an example of the historical houses that used to be. It's attractive inside and out....