One-Of-A-Kind Historic Display
Now Open at Wellington Farm!
The First Broom Handle Machine and Belt Sander Ever Built
A new Historic Exhibit opened at Wellington Farm in June of 2013. The Perry Lamkin Historic Display
houses the very first spindle making machine and the very first belt sander ever built. These two machines were
built by Perry Lamkin of Whittaker, Michigan in the 1870s. Perry was a blacksmith,sawfitter and
sawmill operator. He hand carved from wood the patterns for the castings of the spindle machine and had them cast at
a foundry in Milan, Michigan. He then fabricated by hand all of the parts necessary to complete
the machine. His intention was to manufacture broom handles and rake handles. He was not satisfied
with the quality of the handles so he proceeded to build the first belt sander to improve the quality of his product.
Both of these machines are in their original, working condition and are tastefully displayed in a workshop setting.
Tickets for 2014 Concerts
Once again in 2014 Wellington Farm will present a series of 4 Music Concerts, one
a month June through September. The first concert, scheduled for June 21 will feature the Roscommon Jazz Ensemble.
The July 12 show will be the Salt City Dixieland Band. August will feature the Patriots from Cadillac and the series
will end with a performance by one of Michigan's best Bluegrass Bands on September 13. Price of admission for individual
concerts is $12.50 per person. Season Concert Tickets are available providing admission to all four shows for only $25.00,
a savings of 50%. For more information about the concert series or to order your season tickets email email@example.com
Join the "Farm By Lantern Light" Tradition
Many Michigan families are now making the annual Holiday Season Production at Wellington Farm a part of their family Christmas
each year. "The Farm By Lantern Light" is a combination sleigh ride, a visit to the living history
farm and a play all rolled into one evening. The play is based on an event which supposedly happened in the tiny community
of Wellington many years ago. It's a great Holiday Season experience for the entire family, however we do encourage
families with children under the age of 6 to not bring them as they tend to not understand, get cold and become fidgety resulting
in the parents not enjoying the show. After the surprise ending of the show, everyone will ride back to the starting
point on the sleigh with a new appreciation of the true meaning of Christmas. Dates for the 2014 performances are December
12, 13, 19 and 20.
Admission to the 'Farm By Lantern Light" is only $12.50 per persons and reservations
are an absolute must. Call 989 348 5187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat on the sleigh.