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

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Our Boney Friends are back once again!

The third annual 'Skeletons on Review' began October 1, 2014 and runs until October 29, 2014.

NEW THIS YEAR! - For the first time, in addition
to our regular hours
(Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon -3pm)
this exhibit will be open three nights to allow everyone the opportunity to visit. The skeleton exhibit will be open October
22, 28, and 29 from 6:30-8:30pm.
We hope you can join us.

This year's theme is "Then and Now" where our skeletons show us scenes from life in the 1930s and how it has changed today. Plan on stopping by and saying "Hello" to our old familiar friends. 

As always, admission is free for this event!

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Rose Freeman
Garden City Cafe'
Garden City Garden Club
Mark Hammar
RG & GR Harris Funeral Home
Sharon Hassett & Mike Lawrence
Hershey Shoes
J & J Taxes and More
Pam King- Coldwell Banker Preferred Realtor
Dick King- Preferred Home Inspections
Penny Klei
Betty Mann
The Marquette Family
The Santeiu Family
Linda & Mayor Randy Walker + Family
Wild Iris Floral Boutique


Flea Market
October 18th marked the final flea market for the 2014 season.
Thank you to everyone that participated.

Watch for flea market's return in the spring of 2015!


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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