The Straight Farmhouse
Home of the Garden City Historical Museum
                                                             6221 Merriman Rd. Garden City, MI 48135                                            (734) 838-0650

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Last Month for the Flea Market

September is the last month for 2014 for the flea market.  The flea market will be held on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of the month (weather permitting).
The flea market will open at 9am and close at 2pm.  Stop by and see all of the great items the vendors have for sale.

As always, Vendor space is available on a first come, first served basis. Vendors, for more information please contact the Straight Farmhouse.

Our Boney Friends are back once again!

The third annual 'Skeletons on Review' will begin October 1, 2014 and run until October 29, 2014. Plan on stopping by and saying "Hello" to our old familiar friends. 

As always, admission is free for this event!

Sponsorship opportunities will be available again this year. Please contact the farmhouse for more details!

Support us now on AmazonSmile!

Do you want to know an easy way to support the Straight Farmhouse?  Do you shop at  If you answered "Yes" to both of these, you are in luck!  Go to You can shop for the same items with the same low prices as on Amazon (watch for the items that say "Eligible for AmazonSmile Donation), AND you can designate the Straight Farmhouse to received a donation from Amazon for a portion of the sale price. So if you already shop Amazon, remember AmazonSmile! 

Progress on Upgrades!

in addition to our regular ongoing maintenance of the Straight Farmhouse facility, we will be making several upgrades throughout the upcoming months. The new computer for the historical museum has been donated and installed! The new museum software (to allow our museum volunteers to log our artifacts on software design specifically for small museums) has also arrived and have been installed and placed into service! Both are welcomed additions!

The two rooms in the front of the museum (the original Farmhouse parlor) will be receiving new carpeting, and extensive work has been completed on the two large wood and glass display cases.


As you can imagine, it was a difficult winter on the finances of the Straight Farmhouse. With the extreme cold utility bills skyrocketed, as did snow plowing and ice removal costs. If you know someone who is not a member of the Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum, or someone who is not currently participating in our Support Plan (see 'Membership' page on this website for options), please encourage them to consider doing so. Please let potential donors know we receive no financial support from the City or State. Our members are critical to our success! Are you considering a special donation? Now is a great time! The Board of Directors would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support.

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