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2018 Meeting Dates & Events:
April 10-Annual Meeting-7PM-Purdy Bank, Downtown Gagetown
May 5-Spring Clean up 9AM-4PM
May 9-11th, Annual School Tours
June 9-Thumb Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting
June 10-Volunteer Picnic 1:00 PM (site closed to public)
June 20-Tea Party-Southern Sweet Tea & Desserts-1PM, REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED SINCE WE ARE AT CAPACITY. Contact Rose Putman 989-444-9574. Event Starts at 1:00 PM.
July 14 & 15 – Music Weekend in the Barn. Free Attendance, finger foods and soft drinks served at intermission. Saturday July 14th: Country Music w/D.J. and dancing 7-9 PM w/dancing instructor. Sunday, July 15th: Justified Quartet, Southern Gospel, 2-4 PM.
July 28 & 29 – Open House Weekend, free tours, regular hours
August 22nd (Wednesday) – Tea Party “Summer Picnic” Location: Purdy Home @ 12:00 PM
$15.00 per person-must pre-register. Please Contact: Rose Putnam at 989-444-9574
Program: Sanilac County Petroglyphs and Area State Recreation and Parks
August 25th – Teamwork & Timbers: Learn the art of timber framing (9 AM to 3 PM). Children ages 10 years and up. $10 pre-register. Contact Rose Putman at 989-444-9574.
September 7 – Fish Fry will be held from 4-7 PM.
September 8 & 9-Fall Family Days: 2018 Theme-“The Thumb-Naturally Sweet”. Step back in time during the 23rd annual Fall Family Days. Through displays and demonstrations, the color and mood of farming in the early 1900’s comes to life. Large flea market, antique vendors and crafters on site, hours are 8 AM to 5 PM daily.
Site Tours 2018:
The Friends welcome visitors to the site from May 15th through September 30th.
New hours are: Wednesday-Saturday 11 AM – 5PM, Sunday Noon-5PM.
Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Guided Tours are $5.00 per person (children 6 and under are free) and can be arranged for groups of 10 or more by calling 702-826-1908 or use the Contact page to email the Events Chair. Several weeks notice of a planned visit is suggested when date and length of time on site can be discussed. The tour of both the barn and house generally takes about 90 minutes but can be adjusted depending on available time for your group’s visit. We graciously accept donations for site tours; they are used for site improvements and additions. Also, the Octagon Barn site can be reserved for large group picnics, reunions, and other group gatherings. Guidelines, expenses and restrictions can be obtained by calling 702-826-1908 or use the Contact page to reach the Events Chair.
Notes for Volunteers:
July 24th, Tuesday – FFD Meeting, Munro Building at 7:00 PM
August 30, Thursday @ 7PM: CPR & AED Volunteer Training-Munro Building
Boys & Gals Day Out
Held each Monday if conditions permit. This Adult construction crew works on many projects that are carried out throughout the year. Adults wishing to join may contact:
Louis Wehrman 989-648-3480
Wayne Lenton 989-658-8283