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Closed for Drop In Hours until May 11, 2019
Q: Why is the Museum closed until May 11?
A: We are installing new permanent exhibits in the Dairy Barn this year and as part of that process, we are repurposing the Museum store space and one of our small conference rooms to create a larger exhibit and multipurpose space. The process of removing walls, adding and removing electrical outlets, moving wall switches and fire alarms, building new walls, jack hammering out concrete, new paint and light fixtures, new reception desk, and finding a few surprises has delayed our opening until May 11.
Our new permanent exhibit is titled – Pioneer Family – On Van Hoosen Farm and shares the remarkable history of the Taylor and Van Hoosen families, as well as this remarkable community we call home.
We have a great story and a beautiful barn to showcase it in – we can hardly wait to share it with you!
Q: Is there a grand opening?
A: You bet! On Friday, May 10 at 7 pm we will provide a brief program on the 40 year history of the Museum followed by the grand opening of our new exhibits. Watch for details and registration information on our website. Better yet, become a Museum member and you will get a personal invitation!
Q: Is staff still in the buildings during the week?
A: Yes - All scheduled school programs and Calf Barn rentals will proceed as planned. Please let us know if you need to stop by – we would love to meet with you if we know you are coming – call us at 248.656.4663 or
Q: If I want to stop by and meet with Museum staff regarding a wedding location, research, or other reason – can you still meet with me?
A: You bet – Just call first to set up an appointment at 248.656.4663 or email us at
Q: So, the Museum staff are not just sitting around waiting for warm spring weather?
A: Well maybe a little of that, but we are busy getting our buildings ready for another busy year in 2019.
In 2019, we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary and we like it when everything is just perfect for your visit!
Have a question? Call us at 248.656.4663 or email at
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