Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society

Wilkinson House October 2004

Local historians established the Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society in 2000 in order to restore a classic 19th century house in Eastport that had been vacant for many years.  Thanks to their hard work and to many generous donations the task is nearly complete.  Volunteers welcome visitors to the house on summer weekends and bring guest speakers and performers to a popular lecture series from May through September.

Wilkinson Homestead
5940 M-88 Highway
Eastport, Michigan
(231) 599-2043

Support the restoration of the Wilkinson Homestead

The Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society, Inc. is a Michigan nonprofit corporation, and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Your contributions are tax deductible, and will help to continue the restoration of the historic Wilkinson Homestead.  Mail to:

Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 102
Eastport, Michigan 49627

13 Responses “Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society” →

  1. Marcy Ford

    April 8, 2009

    I would like to buy 2 copies of Pioneer Notes by Grace Hooper. Who do I contact to make a purchase?

  2. Hi, Marcy. You can send a check for $50 ($25 for each book) made out to the Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society, Inc., to PO Box 102, Eastport, MI 49627. Treasurer Connie Claar will see to it that you get your books.

    Update 5/29/2012: The books are the same price but we charge shipping of $5 – that covers one book or two books if mailed together.


    • Anonymous

      April 8, 2009

      Gerry, I will put a check in the mail today. I have been working on my family tree and was surprised to find out that many of my family lived right here in Antrim County in Torch Lake Village! I had no idea. Leslie Lee told me about the book and when I checked it out at the library, I found several of my family members referred to in the book. They moved north along with many other people during the 1860’s from the Hillsdale area. Do you know how I can find out where Carrie Zeran’s Bay View school was located? Marcy

    • I don’t know, Marcy, but I know people who know and I’m on the case. Stay tuned.

  3. Hi Gerry, my husband thinks that Bay View School was on Shady Nook Road, his Mom, Francis Dawson Anderson went there. I also believe I have a picture of it many years ago with the name on it. As soon as we get home from wintering in TX I will check, make a copy and get it to you. Marilyn and Richard Anderson

    • Marilyn, I am really, really looking forward to seeing photos from your collection! Hurry home. OK, come home safely. 🙂

  4. Mary Ann (Yettaw) Throop

    May 28, 2012

    I have just learned about the book Grace Hooper’s Pioneer Notes. I would like to purchase a copy if they are still available. I see they were available thru the Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society, Inc., for $25.00 each. Is the price the same?

    • Yes they are and yes it is and I will send you a private email to get it in motion and to tell you all about Yettaws in there.

  5. Mary Ann (Yettaw) Throop

    June 25, 2012

    We are back from our Ellenburg Center, New York trip. We were able to see where our Supernaw, Seymour and Yettaw ancestors had lived and do some recearch. Received my Grace Hooper’s Pioneer Notes and have not been able to put it down. Great Book! Will be in Charlevoix June 27-29. Maybe we could meet and share information on these families.


  6. Kelly Johnston

    April 9, 2019

    I am interested in buying a copy of Pioneer Notes by Grace Hooper. Are the books still available? My genealogy research has led me to Norwood, Atwood, and Banks Twp. Thank you.

    • Good morning, Kelly! Yes, we continue to sell Pioneer Notes. We are old-fashioned – mail us a check for $30 and we will mail you a copy of the book including shipping and a basic membership in WHHS. I’ll send you an email with details. You’ll have a lot of fun.

  7. Liz or John Schneider

    June 18, 2020

    We have a few antique items and a few antique tools we wondered if they might be useful in the home. We look forward to hearing from you

    • Good morning – thank you for thinking of us. We are always interested in donations of items that relate to local history. It’s a bit difficult to handle some of this just now, what with The Virus, but we are intrepid. I’ll email you and we can go from there.

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