6-12-20 UPDATE:  With much regret, the Friends of the Thumb Octagon Barn Executive Board has made the decision to cancel Fall Family Days for this year and all other scheduled events.  The site will be closed until further notice.

4-21-20 UPDATE:  Thumb Octagon Barn Closed Until Further Notice Due to the COVID-19 Virus.
All events and meetings scheduled for May are cancelled including Spring Clean Up and Public Tours.

3-31-20 UPDATE:  With an abundance of caring for the health and safety of the Thumb Octagon Barn volunteers and visitors, the School Tours event will NOT be held in 2020. This is due to the coronavirus’ (COVID-19) ongoing fluidity and guidelines – changing sometimes on an hourly/daily/weekly basis. Therefore Thumb Octagon Barn School Tours 2020 will NOT be held on Wednesday, May 13th, Thursday, May 14th, and Friday, May 15th.  Thumb Octagon Barn School Tours is being planned for May 2021. The theme will be: “The Farm Family!”.   Please continue to check the Thumb Octagon Barn website ( and/or the Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum FaceBook page for updates on other activities/events scheduled to be held.

Stay Safe! Stay Healthy! Stay Home!

The Thumb Octagon Barn has formed a team to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very closely. We are receiving updates from state and local authorities and will continue to monitor any mandates as they arise.  We will keep people updated as more information becomes available.

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2020 Meeting Dates & Events:
July 18 & 19 – Music Weekend in the Barn – CANCELLED
July 22 – Themed Tea Party – CANCELLED
July 25 & 26 – Open House Weekend – CANCELLED
August 16th – Annual Volunteer Picnic & Auction – CANCELLED
August 22 – Teamwork and Timbers – CANCELLED
September 11 – Fish Fry – CANCELLED
September 12 & 13 – Fall Family Days 2020  CANCELLED

Site Tours:
Thumb Octagon Barn Closed Until Further Notice Due to the COVID-19 Virus.

When we are open, 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.

Rentals:  The Thumb Octagon Barn site is available for special events, from family picnics, reunions, and wedding, to club and group parties.  For availability and questions, please call 989-665-0081.

Notes for Volunteers:
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 989-948-3480
Wayne Lenton 989-658-8283

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