One-Of-A-Kind Historic Display Opening in 2013!
The First Broom Handle Machine and Belt Sander Ever Built
WA new Historic Exhibit will be opening at Wellington Farm in June of 2013. The Perry Lamkin Historic
Display will house 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.
Reservations a MUST for Christmas Show
Farm By Lantern Light" has been acclaimed by many as "The most unique Holiday Season event in the Midwest!"
Dates for this year's production are December 13, 14, 20 and 21,2013. There will be six performances each evening with
a maximum audience of only 12 people, so, Reservations are a MUST! To make reservations call 989 348 5187. You
will get the recorder so leave your number and you WILL get a call back within 24 hours. Or, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price of admission is $12.50 per person. You will need a credit card number to hold your reservation but you can pay
when you arrive. Your card will not be charged unless you 'don't show'.
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 even 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. At the suprise 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.
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
email@example.com to reserve your seat on the sleigh.