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13493 Waterloo Munith Rd,
Grass Lake, MI 49240
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Pioneer Day 2023

Come celebrate 61 years of Pioneer Day with us at Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School. Wander the grounds and explore the farmhouse and numerous outbuildings depicting farm life in the mid-late 1800s. Watch craftsmen and demonstrators showcase their wares and talents in blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, basketmaking, broom making to name a few. Try your hand at candle dipping, corn shelling, flint knapping. Get a molasses cookie baked in the bakehouse and our famous Waterloo bean soup from concessions. Tap your toes to live music. The barn will be over-flowing with hand made dried flower arrangements and decor made from locally gathered materials. Children can make their own tussie-mussie. Listen to the clip-clop of horses’ hooves while riding in a hay wagon down a country lane. Visit the farm wagon for edibles and the gift shop for old time items. The Spinners Flock and Swallowtail Pottery will be just a few of the many vendors. Dewey School will be open for tours and a little schoolin’ so stop in.
All this and more Sunday, October 8 from 10am-5pm. See you there!

Events for 2023

>Pioneer Day – October 8

>Christmas on the Farm – December 2-3


The Waterloo Farm Museum and Dewey School Museum needs your help!

Looking for a vivid glance into 19th century pioneer life? The Waterloo Farm Museum has just the thing. The museum features farm buildings nestled in the curve of a scenic rural road. Highlights include a farmhouse built in 1850s, a rare restored wooden Perkins windmill, a log house with stone fireplace, a woodworking and blacksmith’s workshop with working forge, the granary which now serves as a gift shop, and many other buildings that supported 1880s farm life. The Dewey School Museum, located three miles north of the Farm, is a one-room schoolhouse that was built in the mid-1800s and held classes until 1956.

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