White Pine Village to hold Children’s Day July 18.

July 9, 2015

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Historic White Pine Village will host Children’s Day on Saturday, July 18. Several buildings will have volunteers interpreting their historical significance. Volunteers will be available to help with old-fashioned games. Other activities will include flintknapping and weaving demonstrations.  Johnny Appleseed will be sharing his stories of planting apple seeds while music will be heard throughout the Village played by Grinder Gordie with his “Street MusikWagen”.  Local folk-legend Ossawald Crumb will tell tales of lumbering in the White Pine Forests of the late 1880s.

Lakeshore Animal Friends will have pets available for adoption and the Mason County Sheriff’s Mounted Division will be represented as well.

The entire Farmstead and especially the “horse,” “cow,” and “calf” will be a treat for visitors of all ages. The Jamlady will be offering tastes of her homemade jam throughout the day.

Admission price will be $11 for adults, $6 for children (6-17 years of age; 5 years old and younger are free), and $29 for an entire family (parents and children 17 and under, or grandparents and grandchildren 17 and under).

Upcoming event days include:

July 25 – Vintage Auto Show

Aug. 4 – Music Festival and Corn Roast featuring the Scottville Clown Band/Pentwater Civic Band

Aug. 16 – Old Time Base Ball Game

Aug. 20 – Country Kids Day

Aug. 29 – Lumber Day

Every Wednesday afternoon is Crafternoons in the village’s Artisan Center from 1-4 p.m.

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