It’s free museum day at the Waterloo Farm and Dewey School Museum on Saturday May 7th from 10 am to 5 pm
It’s free museum day at the Waterloo Farm and Dewey School Museum on Saturday May 7th from 10 am to 5 pm. Enjoy the 19th century farm buildings and then tour both the Victorian house and original log home. Blacksmiths will be working at the forge, a colonial family will be in the log house, and interpretive reenactors will describe the first French explorers who crossed the Michigan peninsula in 1680 and camped on the museum grounds. An Ojibwa tribal member will demonstrate pre-contact life in the Waterloo area that served as a connecting point between the Huron and Grand River watershed, and you’ll learn the tragic story of the 1830 Indian Removal Act that forced the Pottawatomie people from their land. The kids will have an opportunity to see how their grandparents went to school with a visit to the one room Dewey School house, and mom will enjoy the unique period items in our gift shop. A concession area is there to round out your day with lunch, so mark this Saturday on your calendar. Located at 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd, the museum is a brief, scenic drive from the I-94 Chelsea exit. And remember, admission is free.