The Straight Farmhouse

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

2017 Skeletons on Review

Fall is fast approaching, and you know what that means...

our friendly skeletons are rested and ready to go!

Yes, Skeletons on Review will be returning once again!

Back for the month of October, the 6th Annual                                                                                                                      Skeletons on Review! Come see our skinny friends in

new scenes (Maybe one or two will be outside this year!).

More great news!!! Evening with the Skeletons is back. This is an opportunity for those who cannot visit the exhibit during regular museum hours (noon-3pm Wednesdays and Saturdays) to stop by one of four nights and tour the exhibit. Evenings With the Skeletons nights are October 27, 28, 29, and 30th from 6:30-8pm.

What?? You can't make it any of those times?? To see the exhibit outside of regualr hours, contact Kim or Jerry Marquette and they will do their best to accommodate special times. They can be reached at (734) 522-1226.

This exhibit is child-friendly. There is nothing scary; our skeletons couldn't take it (we even have to leave a night light on for them when they go back to the basement).

As always, there is no charge for this event.  We hope to see you there.

Interested in being a sponsor? Individuals, families, and businesses can sponsor. Click below to download the sponsorship form. Complete the form and return it with payment to the Farmhouse. Sponsorships are only $25!

-News & Events

What's New?


Returning December 2017-  Santa 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!


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.


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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!