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Our next exhibit, Toys of Yesterday is now open!!
There is no cost to see this exhibit or to tour the museum.
Stop by and see if we have your favorite childhood toy on display!

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3rd Annual Backyard Bouquet Contest!!

July 24, 2021 at 8am

Do you or someone you know have a yard full of lovely flowers and like making bouquets? Then please share their beauty!
We promise this will be a fun event for you! This contest is for non-professionals only. Find a plain vase or an an interesting container, make a bouquet and bring your handmade creation of flowers to the Garden City Straight Farmhouse Historical Museum located at 6221 Merriman Road on Friday July 23rd between 5pm to 7pm or Saturday July 24th from 8am to 10am.
Bouquets will be voted on by the public during the garden walk and by local florists. Prizes will be awarded at 3:30pm. Flowers for bouquets cannot be purchased and must have been grown in a local yard.

Garden City 27th Annual Garden Walk

July 24, 2021  10am – 3pm

This 27th annual walk is co-hosted with the Garden City Historical Museum. The tickets are $15 each and
lunch is included.

Besides visiting several yards with beautiful, unique gardens, you can also visit the Historical Museum for a gardening vendor show and plant sale.

We will also have a Back Yard Bouquet Contest that is also listed as a separate event on our page.

Tickets for the garden walk can be purchased at Barson’s Greenhouse. Bring your ticket to Barson’s on the day of the walk and receive your informational booklet for the day.


5" x 5" Dragonfly Wall Hanging

July 28: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $35
To purchase a ticket, please click HERE
Fused Glass Dragonfly Wall Hanging Workshop at the Garden City Straight Farmhouse Museum 6:30.
At this time, processing your online registration will hold your spot. (payment is not required at this time) Please process your online registration by clicking on the free ticket (get tickets). However, the event is not free. $35 Approx Size 5 x 5″ Payment arrangements will be sent out mid June.
Grab a friend and join us for this awesome workshop. I will bring a mixture of colored glass in a spring theme. You will be designing from a photo and there is plenty of room to add your own creativity. There will be light cutting involved.
You will create your design by using a special tac glue as an adhesive (provided). All projects will go home with the instructor to be kiln fired and assembled and delivered back to the Farmhouse the following week. Pickup dates will be determined.
This type of class does require you to work at your own pace from simple instructions. No experience is necessary, however, I will give you a quick set of designing tips in the beginning and then you will be provided the glass to create your project. If you can assemble a puzzle, you can design it! This class appropriate for adults only. Please no guests under the age of 18.
Due to Covid restrictions, you may bring your own beverage in a covered container but no food allowed. You must be masked up throughout the class. This is a fundraising event for the Farmhouse. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to class time. Thank you for your support!

Fairy/gnomes Garden workshop

July 30, 2021 at 6:30pm

Time to have some fun in the dirt!!
Sign up for this Fairy/Gnomes Garden Workshop. The Farmhouse is pleased to have back Glenda Albright (of Glenda’s Whimsical Gardens) to walk you through making your very own fairy or gnome garden.

For $30 ($10 of which will be donated back to The Straight Farmhouse!) you will receive everything you need to leave with a complete Fairy Garden. To purchase your ticket for this event go to
The workshop will be held outdoors if weather permits, if not, we will hold the event inside the Grande Parlour.

Flower Plate Garden Ornament Workshop

July 31 from 2-4:30pm
Come craft with us to assemble a beautiful upcycled Garden Plate Ornament.
All supplies will be provided but bring a pair of gardening gloves (this will help when using the caulking gun)
What you will get included in the cost:
5 ft Metal rebar stake
4 to 5 tiers of glass or ceramic plates, bowls, cups, etc (from a collection of about 300 pieces)
Instructions on how to attach them using a caulking gun adhesive on site!
So fun, I can’t wait.
Embellishments like flat backed glass gems and resin flower, insect embellishments for decorating your masterpiece. I will also have outdoor acrylic paint to paint on some beautiful accents!
Grab a friend and join us for this awesome workshop. We will show you how to assemble a beautiful garden plate ornament. There will be lots of different sizes and colors of plates to build from. We will attach them using a caulk gun and an industrial strength outdoor adhesive (Loctite ultimate outdoor powergrab adhesive)
Workshop is $47. There will be a discounted price of $25 should you decide to make a 2nd one. I think you will have so much fun, you will want to make another! You can pay the day of the event should you decide. If you chose to pay by mail, I will email you with mailing instructions. Payment must be received in the mail by July 15th to reserve your seat. Thank you!
I will have a snack and a juicebox for everyone but you are welcome to bring your own. This is a fundraising event for the Farmhouse. Material, class fee and rental fee is included in the cost. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to class time. Thank you for your support!
Saturday, July 31st 2:00 – 4:00
Workshop Location:
Straight Farmhouse Museum
6221 Merriman Rd., Garden City
(about 1/2 mile north of Ford Rd, West side of Merriman)
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