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Established: 2004

Tax Determination Letter


The Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc.

P. O. Box 470742

Fort Worth, TX 76147

Van Zandt Cottage after exterior restoration in 2014

The Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc., whose members include community leaders and descendants of the Van Zandt family, began informally in May 2004 and became a private, non-profit organization in March 2005.


The specific purposes of the Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc. are:


1.  to provide funding for the restoration and preservation of the Van Zandt Cottage. The cottage will be used for interpreting the history and culture of Fort Worth and its settlers.


2.  to make this historical site a destination for teaching Fort Worth history to the public through programming, exhibits, and hands-on learning; and


3.  to be operated in such a manner which allows the organization to obtain and maintain tax exempt status under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Two board members accept certificate from City Council member


Friends Vice President, Edmund P. Cranz, and President, Theodore Gupton, accept a Certificate of Recognition for the Friends' restoration efforts from the City of Fort Worth Mayor and City Council. District 9 Councilmember, Ann Zadeh, presented them with the ceritificate on May 12, 2015.


Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc.

Board of Directors 2015-2016


Executive Board  
Theodore Gupton President
Ann Kinscherff President Emeritus
The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey 1st Vice President
Edmund P. Cranz 2nd Vice President
Malinda Crumley 3rd Vice President
Shari Harris Secretary
Bob Barham Treasurer
Sam B. Cantey, IV WIni Klein
Lee Christie Frances Lawrence
Emily Attwell Crosswell Lynn Ligon
Louis Daniel (Honorary) Mariann Lyon
Gretchen Denny Berkeley Merrill, MD
Alex Denny Marty Norman
Steve Geis Kimberly Payne
Crawford Gupton Hank Price
Doug Harman Susan Morgan Price
Edward Hudson Capera Ryan
Brent Hyder Melanie Smith
Morgan Jansing Arthur Weinman, AIA
Harold (Hal) Jennings Roberta Williamson
Harold V. Johnson, III, MD  
Ex Officio (City of Fort Worth representatives)  
Sandra Youngblood, Assistant Director, Parks & Community Services Department  
Kelli Pickard, Museum Director, Log Cabin Village  





The Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc. has launched a campaign to raise funds to complete the restoration of the Van Zandt Cottage at 2900 Crestline Road in Trinity Park. Detailed information can be found below. Thus far, the Friends have raised approximately $270,000 from individuals and foundations, and have $140,000 remaining to reach our goal of $408,000.   Please consider a generous gift to support the Cottage.  If you are interested in contributing to the Capital Campaign, simply fill out this form. If you have questions, please contact the Friends at the address noted at the top of this page.


The Case for Preserving the Van Zandt Cottage


Van Zandt Cottage Restoration Plan


Van Zandt Cottage Education/Outreach Program


Addenda A: Park Board Informational Item Van Zandt Cottage Restoration Plan


Addenda B: Architect for Van Zandt Cottage Restoration


Addenda C: Architectural Drawings of Van Zandt Cottage


Addenda D: Van Zandt Cottage Live Oak Certificate


Addenda E: Capital Campaign Budget


Addenda F: Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc. Financial Statements


Addenda G: Van Zandt Cottage Friends Tax Determination Letter


Major K. M. Van Zandt photo taken at Deane Studio in Fort Worth, Texas

Major Khleber Miller Van Zandt