The history of the house is part of the rich history of this area. We invite you to explore the history of the first nations, settlers and the early residents of the house and community of Kimberley through the yellow links below.
First Nations: an overview of the history of the Indigenous peoples of the area.
Settlers: information about European settlement in the area.
Kimberley: learn more about the history of the Village of Kimberley, from grist mills to chicken cranks.
The Village Retreat House: find out more about the family who built our house, and its first inhabitants.