Tompkins Center Freedom Festival and Steam Show

The Annual Tompkins Center Historical Society Freedom Festival & Steam Show held the third week of September is a taste of farming Americana. 

Iron Fish Distillery Tour

Tribute to Eugene I Van Antwerp


Betty’s Flatware Jewelry Project

Betty’s Flatware Jewelry Project is the story of my mother’s wish to make keepsakes from the silverware set she received when she was married in 1947 and Max Ruggirrello, the artist who made her wish come true.

Quincy Mine Tour in Hancock Michigan

Just north of Hancock, Michigan in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula is the Quincy Mine. It’s been closed over 70 years, but tours are available. During our 2017 Michigan Tour, Chuck convinced me it was time to slay my fears and journey nearly one mile into the side of a hill and explore a bit of history.

Pioneer Day at the Waterloo Farm Museum

For 50 years, the Waterloo Area Historical Society has celebrated “Michigan Farm Life” on Pioneer Day at the Waterloo Farm Museum. It is a slice of 19th century farm Americana. Think an intimate Henry Ford Museum, but way better. 

Inside the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

The Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is also known as the “Castle of the Straits”. It marks the junction of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. From 1892 until 1957, the lighthouse helped ships navigate the perilous waters of the Straits of Mackinac.

A Tour of Colonial Michilimackinac

Colonial Michilimackinac is the last exit before Mackinaw Bridge and is packed with history and photo opportunities. It was the first stop on our 2017 Michigan Tour of Places we’ve always said we wanted to checkout or did and can’t remember. I think you could safely call it the 2017 Michigan Middle Age Tour

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