In 1980, the historic Applewood Homestead was saved when a community rallied to preserve this link with its rural past. Applewood's rescue, move, and restoration is a source of civic pride and a tribute to what a community working together can achieve.
In 1980 the James Shaver Woodsworth Homestead Foundation was formed to head up the rescue and restoration of Applewood. Funds were raised to move it and to restore it to its original beauty.
Having no funding from any level of government, we rent the house out for weddings, parties and meetings. The upstairs rooms are rented as office space. It is these sources of income that help keep the house open and in a state of good repair.