The sign shape is rectangular but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The building was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image
Pay attention to the sign above the front door that reads: Naamat / Ayanot Archive / named after Hagai Yehudai, which corresponds to writing on the heritage sign that the building is used today as a museum. Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Symbol of the Gan-Raveh Regional Council
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
Symbol of Naamat - a movement of working and volunteer women
Symbol of the Ayanot School The dairy and a cold store
This building was erected in 1932 as a service building for a barn, in accordance with the plan of the architect Richard Kaufman. Until the dining room was built in 1938, the place served as a kitchen and dining room for workers, then returned to its original purpose.
For two decades it served as a dairy. Every day pots of milk from the barn were brought to the back room. The milk fat was separated by centrifugation in the anterior chamber, for the purpose of churning butter and making cheese, leben and kefir.
Adjacent to the building was a shed where the farm cars that carried the produce to Tnuva Rehovot were parked, as well as the dairy farmers’ showers.
From the 1950s to the mid-1960s, the building was used to check the quality of the milk and the percentage of fat in it, as well as a cooling and storage house for milk jugs and milk powder for calves. The cooling water that flowed through an opening in the western wall, near its northwestern corner, was used to irrigate the nearby banana plantation.
After the establishment of a new milking parlor, the place was used for storing fruits and vegetables intended for marketing and tubers and flower bulbs for planting, and later as a service structure for the dwarf horse branch, the orchard branch and the animal corner.
On the ninetieth anniversary of Ayanot, the village archive was established there, which will document and preserve the story of Ayanot - from a working women farm to an agricultural school, an agricultural high school and a youth village.