The complex, encompassing more than 300 acres, includes a re-created turn-of-the-century rural Midwestern village and a recreation area with nature trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, a beach and a boat launch. The village contains 16 buildings, among them a carpenter shop, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, print shop, general store, hardware store, church, town hall and residences. Some are reconstructed and some are original.
Other History nearby:
(Augusta) Fort Custter
(Hastings) Historic Charlton Park Village & Museum
(Kalamazoo) Kalamazoo Valley Museum
(Concord) Mann House
(Lansing) Michigan Library and Historical Center
(Lansing) Michigan Women's Historical Center
06/18 Coming to The Hastings area
Tri-state Bluegrass Festival Kendallville IN May24-27 The goal that the board of directors has tried to achieve at these festivals is to provide high quality and a variety of entertainment in a family oriented atmosphere that encourages jamming.
Mentone Egg Festival Mentone IN May30-June1 The three-day event features entertainment, games, food, a parade in the downtown area, a play area for kids, and a huge car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show. All entertainment events are free. Flea markets and crafters line the main street in our downtown.
Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival Wakarusa IN June7-9 This is also a free event, and a free-will offering will also help support this event.
Cook's Calf Day Celebration Wolcottville IN June15 Enjoy a day of family fun where the food's delicious, the music's great, and the buffalo still roam. It's all at our annual Calf Day Celebration! You can hitch a free wagon ride to see and feed buffalo, learn how buffalo hair is spun, watch as smoked bison jerky is made over an open fire, interact with Native Chief Harry and bite into a tasty buffalo burger and other concession food.
Turtle Days Churubusco IN June19-22 The four day festival will be filled with contests, vendors, concessions, music, games, rides, fireworks, and many activities for the whole family.
Lakefront Art Festival Michigan City IN June21-23 Held annually on the third weekend in August, this popular event features opportunities to meet artists from across the country while you shop a wide range of one-of-a-kind items at every price point in a beautiful park setting.