Browsing All posts tagged under »Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society«

Summer arrives: A ghost town, a princess, excellent treats and the return of Stone Circle

June 18, 2014


Apology and explanation The apology part: I did not get a post up about the Wilkinson Summer Lecture series when I should have (the flyer is here). In spite of my dereliction, there was a good audience on Monday for Paul Delange’s talk about Comfort, Michigan, a ghost town on the abandoned rail line between […]

Coming Attractions

June 28, 2012


No matter how jammed your summer calendar is, you would be sorry to miss these excellent adventures.

Good things come in surprise packages

March 30, 2012


First came a call from Betty Beeby. She had some books to donate to the Wilkinson Museum. Would I like to come over and inventory them for the museum’s collection? Well yes I would. Any opportunity to paw through Betty’s stash of Eastport Stuff is bound to lead to adventure. One of the books she […]

Tenacity, endurance, and a 150 mile bike ride

January 8, 2012


Charley perched on a bicycle in a straw boater and a bow tie for the studio publicity photo. A born salesman. No picture of Ray high-tailing it over the drumlins on his way to Petoskey.

Greensky Hill

September 18, 2011


Some Ottawa/Odawa and Chippewa/Ojibwe and Métis families have been Around Here for quite a long time by anybody's standards, tending orchards on the ridges before the Jesuits arrived, mining chert along the bay 2,000 years ago and putting food by in the storage pits on Skegemog Point 10,000 years ago. Then there's newcomer Peter Greensky.

A moving experience. Also an orange Kubota.

July 28, 2011


The participants in this particular adventure told me that they did not want to see a post called "Four Old Guys and a Kubota."