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.
Dairy Days Festival - June 29 & 30
Dairy Days Festival at Wellington Farm has been scheduled for June 29 and 30. On that weekend, visitors to the 60-acre
living history farm will have the opportunity to experience how dairy products were created, right on the far, back during
the Great Depression. Watch as cream and milk are separated, see cheese being made in the Summer
Kitchen, let the kids churn ice cream on the front porch and see all the wonderful dishes that can be created
using eggs and milk.
Classic Country Show Oct. 6, 2012
On Saturday evening, October 6, Wellington Farm, USA will present their last Classic Country Music Show of the season.
And what a show this is going to be! A full evening of great country songs. Right now the weather for Saturday
looks iffy for an outdoor concert. If that should be the case, the show will be held inside, in a heated building so
plan now to come rain, shine, cold or snow.
Admission to the country Music Show is only $12.50 per persons and
tickets are right now available at the farm Visitor Center. Now here's a real deal! If you come out to the
Apple Butter Days Festival during the day on Saturday, you can purchase both your park admission and your Country Music Show
ticket at the same time, you can purchase both for only $13.50, a savings of 40% for adult tickets. Gates open for the
Country Music Show at 6:30 and the show begins at 7:30. Don't miss the best Classic Country Music Show
in the North!