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?

Baking with Bev is Just Around the Corner!

Just in time for the Holiday Season, Bev will teach you how to make Hershey Bar Cake!

If you haven't signed up yet, time is running out. There are still seats avaialble for November 17th, 2017 at 7pm. 

Only $10 per person in advance; $12 at the door (subject to availablity).

Just call the Farmhouse to RSVP (734) 838-0650.

Bev has trained with the chefs of The Grand Hotel, Williamsburg, The New Orleans Cooking School, Belgium and France!

And now she will be sharing her skills with you at the Straight Farmhouse.


Returning December 2, 2017-  Festival of Santas Exhibit

For the month of December, we will once again have on display with beautiful Santa Claus collection donated by former Garden City resident Mr. Dan Dare.

The collection features a wide variety of Santas from creaters such as Lynn Haney, Thomas Kinkade, and Kurt Adler to name a few. It has been four years since this collection has been on display. You won't want to miss it!

NEW THIS YEAR- in addition to regular museum hours, this exhibit will be open select evenings (check back here and watch Facebook for dates).

There is no charge to tour this exhibit.


FGCHM Board of Directors

Below is a list of the 2017 Board of Directors of

the Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum:

President/Business Manager: Mark Hammar

Secretary: Carol Hill

Treasurer: Sharon Hassett

Director: Beverly England

Director: Rose Freeman

Director: Penny Klei

Director: Mike Lawrence

Honorary Director: John Santeiu Jr.


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! 


 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!