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' will begin October 1, 2014 and run until October 29, 2014.

Members Only Preview Night is Saturday October 4th at 7pm. Members are welcome to bring guests.

NEW THIS YEAR! - For the first time, 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.

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!

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Flea Market Wrap-up
The 2014 flea market season at the Farmhouse has come to an end. A special thank you to our vendors and to everyone that attended. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.
Watch for flea market's return in the spring of 2015!


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Support us now on AmazonSmile!

Do you want to know an easy way to support the Straight Farmhouse?  Do you shop at Amazon.com?  If you answered "Yes" to both of these, you are in luck!  Go to smile.amazon.com. 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! 

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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.



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Membership/Donations

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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