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"Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue"

Literally hundreds of hours went into the creation of this exhibit which features over 100 wedding gowns from the

19th Century to as recent as January 2019!  Also on display is a tie-dyed dress and suit, some bridesmaids dresses, vintage wedding licenses, photos, veils, cake toppers, a wedding dress that was on popular TLC Show, and more!

This exhibit runs through May, so be sure to stop by; you DON'T want to miss this, and admission is free!!

Open Regular Museum Hours (Wed. & Sat. noon-3pm) or by appointment.

Arting at the Museum-Glass Mosaic Workshop/Fundraiser

When: April 26, 2019  6-9pm

Cost: $45 ($5 from each ticket is donated to the Straight Farmhouse)

Join us for the fantastic night of arting. Created on re-purposed frames and reclaimed windows, each piece is made using Glass on Glass  technique which allows light to shine though splashing the room with brilliant color.

To sign up for this event visit Michelle's website at:

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News & Events

FGCHM Board of Directors

Below is a list of the newly elected 2019 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

Kiss My Glass- Nightlight Making Workshop/Fundraiser

When: Friday, May 31th, 6:30
Straight Farmhouse Historical Museum
             6221 Merriman Rd.
             Garden City, MI 48135.

Come join us for a DIY jewelry making workshop at The Straight Farmhouse Historical Museum in Garden City. This is GREAT way to give back to your community for this awesome fundraiser!

Come as you are. Everyone welcome and no experience needed. I will bring the supplies and instruct you on how to create your own dichroic glass nightlight. Nightlights are $25 and $5 from each item made will be donated back to the Straight Farmhouse. You get to chose the colors and shape of your choice!!

Come Have fun ~ invite a friend! Appropriate for age 10+ (Children must be accompanied by an adult) Your creations will come home with me to be prepped for 17 hrs of kiln firing. I will deliver them in 12-14 days.

Space is limited. You must pre-register. Sign up and make payment directly on my page. Click here:
Join my Facebook Workshop group here:

An Evening at the Farmhouse
Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
May 10, 2019 at 7pm
Cost: $10- Tickets on Sale at the Farmhouse

Come hear about the history of weddings and wedding customs. Also see a fashion show of wedding gowns and bride’s maids dresses.
Also have an opportunity to tour our exhibit of over 100 wedding gowns, some over 100 years old, and one worn as recently as January 2019!

Also in this exhibit are old wedding photos, stories associated with some of the dresses, old wedding licenses.

On display (and for sale!) is a tie-dyed dress and a dress from the popular TLC show ‘Say Yes to The Dress’.

Space is limited and filling up quickly, so get your ticket soon!