The Straight Farmhouse

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

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What's New?

Nativities From Around the World Exhibit

Saturday, November 24 through Saturday, December 22, 2019

On display this holiday season at the Straight Farmhouse, will be over 200 nativities. This private collection features nativities from the United States, as well as from many other countries around the world.

Take a little time this year to slow down, and get away from the hurried pace of the season, and enjoy this display.

Admission is free, and the exhibit is open during regular museum hours (noon to 3pm Wednesdays and Saturdays).


Coming late January 2019, our next exhibit-

The History of Weddings and Bridal Gowns


2018 Skeletons on Review!

The 2018 Skeletons on Review was a great success! More guests stopped by this year than any other year, and on October 30th (our last night of Evenings with the Skeletons) we had records setting attendance (almost 80 guests stopped by to see our boney friends on that single night!).

Of course, the skeletons are taking all of the credit for coming up with the movie theme display.

See you again in October 2019!


FGCHM Board of Directors

Below is a list of the 2018 Board of Directors of

the Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum:

President/Business Manager: Kim Marquette

Secretary: Carol Hill

Treasurer: Sharon Hassett

Director: Beverly England

Director: Rose Freeman

Director: Penny Klei

Director: Mike Lawrence

Honorary Director: John Santeiu Jr.

Immediate Past-President/Consultant: Mark Hammar


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 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? Maybe a few shares of common stock? Now is a great time! The Board of Directors would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support!