The Straight Farmhouse

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

-News & Events

What's New?

Coming Soon- Our next exhibit:

"Toys of Our Childhood"

A Special Thank-You  to Mark Hammar

After almost a decade of leading the Friends organization, Mark Hammar has decided to take a well deserved break, and informed the Board he would not run for re-election at the January 10th, 2018 Annual Meeting.

The Board would like to thank Mark for his excellent leadership and dedication over the years.

You will still see Mark at events and helping out around the Straight Farmhouse. He has also expressed willingness to assist with any                        administrative issues as needed.

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!