White Pine Village will hold Lumber Days next weekend

August 24, 2012

Historic White Pine Village will hold its Lumber Days Event during the Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday September 1st and 2nd , from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The village will be open on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd as well, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Mike Nagle will be the key interpreter during the event presenting information on Lumber Baron Justus Stearns at 11:00 A.M.; 1:00 P.M.; and 3:00 P.M. on Saturday and 1:30 P.M. on Sunday. Mike Nagle is Professor of Social Sciences at West Shore Community College. Currently he is teaching courses in U.S. History, Western Civilizations, Michigan History, and American Government. Mr. Nagle is currently researching the life of Justus Stearns in preparation to author a book on the early Mason County lumber pioneer.

The 1905 Port Huron Sawmill powered by the 1928 Huber Tractor will be demonstrated periodically on both Saturday and Sunday, with Gary and Josh Powers interpreting the operation. All buildings will be open during all Lumber Days activities.

On Sunday, September 2nd there will be an outdoor Non-Denominational Worship Service at the Pavilion starting at 10:00 A.M. The musical portion of the service will feature a band playing contemporary Christian music and the message will be delivered by Cliff Litwiller of the Sugar Ridge Church of the Brethren.

Following the church service, visitors can enjoy an old-fashioned Lumberjack Brunch including pancakes, sausage, hash browns, donut holes, fresh fruit, and beverages. The brunch will be served from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The admission for Sunday, including the brunch, will be $12.00 for those 12 and older, $8.00 for those 6-11, and free for those five and under. This price also allows the visitor to tour the village and enjoy the activities such as the Old Time Base Ball match. The Old Time Base Ball match on Sunday will begin at 2:00 P.M. and will be between the Sidney Stars and the Ludington Mariners. The game is played by 1860’s rules, when it was considered a “gentleman’s contest.”

To visit Historic White Pine Village, take Pere Marquette Highway south 2 miles from the airport, then west on Iris Road 1 1/2 miles, and north 1/2 mile on South Lakeshore Drive. From U.S. 31 expressway, look for the sign and take Exit 166. For more information call 231-843-4808, email [email protected]org, or check out the village web site at www.historicwhitepinevillage.org.

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