Bryan was forced to sell the house and it was purchased by a man named Arvah Hopkins. After a number of owners during the coming decades, a widower named Fanny Tiers bought Goodwood in 1911. She began the renovations of the house and property that give it its appearance today. In 1925, Senator William C. Hodges bought the house. His wife, Margaret, continued to live here after William died and eventually remarried. Upon her death in 1978, her second husband, Thomas, decided to begin the process of converting the house and property into a museum by establishing the Margaret E. Wilson Foundation. The foundation assumed ownership in 1990 after Thomas passed away.