May 15, 2021 Update:
Open from May 15-September 30, 2021”. Regular posted hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11:00AM-5:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Current COVID-19 protocols are in place for your safety. We have also taken the “Pure Michigan Pledge”
3-25-21 Update: Fall Family Days 2021 will return! School Tours 2021 are cancelled. Please continue to check the Thumb Octagon Barn website and/or the FaceBook page for updates on other activities/events scheduled to be held.
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2021 Meeting Dates & Events:
July 24 & 25 – Open House Weekend with free tours & regular hours
August 28 (Saturday) – Teamwork & Timbers: Learn the art of timber framing (9 a.m to 3 p.m) Children ages 10 years & up. $10 pre-register. Contact Rose Putman 989-444-9574.
September 10 – Fish Fry will be held 4-7 PM
September 11 & 12 – Fall Family Days 2021
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