June 15, 2024

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Civil War reenactment coming to living history museum in Northern Michigan this summer

GRAYLING, MI – History will come alive in Northern Michigan this summer.

Wellington Farm, a 60-acre living history museum in Grayling, will open for the season on Friday, May 27. The complex typically provides visitors the opportunity to experience farm life during the Great Depression, along with hosting events.

One such event, a Civil War reenactment is scheduled to take place June 3-5. During the weekend, an artillery battery, as well as infantry units, will be encamped throughout the farm.

School and home school groups from the surrounding area will be able to experience firsthand what life was like for a Civil War soldier on June 3.

Other historic sites to be explored include the Stittsville Church built in 1878, a Summer Kitchen, an operating grist mill and a sawmill, which arrived in Grayling about 1870.

Other attractions include the Annis Farmstead, which features a house which was ordered out of the Montgomery Ward Catalogue, a livestock barn, and a kitchen garden. Nearby is the Perry Lamkin Broom Handle Factory.

Finally, Crafter’s Alley includes an operating loom house, broom shop, blacksmith shop and woodworking shop.

Located at 6944 S. Military Road, Wellington Farm is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until mid-June. Beginning on June 22, the farm will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about activities and events held at the living history complex visit https://www.wellingtonfarmusa.com