Join us for the 8th Annual Ribbon Farm Days!


How would you like to get your kids off the video games for a while? Ribbon Farm Days at the Grosse Pointe Historical Society again offers children the opportunity to "step back in time" and experience summer as children would have 100 years ago. In each session, children will learn crafts, play games of the period, practice kitchen skills and investigate Grosse Pointe history.

Sign your children up for Ribbon Farm Days featuring 4 summer sessions for ages 7 to 10 years. Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Children bring their own bag lunches.

Held at the Provencal-Weir House at 376 Kercheval, this experience gives your children an opportunity to work and play in a house that is considered to be Grosse Pointe's oldest surviving residence.

For more information contact Izzy at 313-884-7010 or at digital@gphistorical.org


Download Enrollment and Agreement & Disclaimer Forms

Please fill them out and send them to the GPHS office at
381 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. 48236


Photos from the 2014 sessions

Ribbon Farm Days Sessions

session1

Session I - Garden Bird/Watching Theme
Tues & Thurs: June 21, 23, 28, 30 | 11:00am-3:00pm.
Registration deadline is June 10

  • Create your very own bird bath with a mosaic pattern.
  • Glue on the mosaic tiles.
  • Decorate a bird house with paint.
  • Glue mosaic tiles to decorate.
  • Make a Baltimore Oriole Bird feeder. Paint it and place orange halves to attract the birds.
  • Paint your very own binoculars for bird watching in your back yard.
  • A special visit from Rosann Kovalcik from Wild Birds Unlimited, GP.
  • Bake apple pie tarts and serve with hand shaken whipped cream.

session2

Session II - Grosse Pointe History Theme: French Habitants of Grosse Pointe
Tues & Thurs: July 12, 14, 19 & 21 | 11:00-3:00pm.
Registration deadline is June 28

  • Birch Bark Basket Making. Soak the bark overnight and sew a bowl.
  • Dye wool yarn with Kool-aide.
  • Weave a habitant sash/belt with your dyed wool yarn.
  • Make your habitant vest with Native American symbols, sewing with yarn and beads.
  • Accent with your vest buy wearing your weaved sash.
  • Plant baby peas and paint the pot. Watch them grow.
  • Make pea soup from scratch and serve with homemade cornbread.
  • Bake fresh cornbread and serve with home “shaken” butter.

session3

Session III - Ribbon Farm Theme: Ribbon Farm Chores
Tues & Thurs: July 26 & 28, August 2 & 4 | 11:00-3:00pm.
Registration deadline is July 12

  • Glue a coil basket shape and make a lid.
  • Decorate your basket with feathers, beads and paint.
  • Make a Roman recipe of homemade ink with blackberries and vinegar.
  • Cut the tip of a large turkey feather and write with your homemade ink.
  • Create a faux leather pouch by sewing it and adorning it with beads and feathers.
  • Make your own Zuni fetish animal of a Michigan/local animal.
  • Sew it on to your pouch.
  • Shake our own butter and melt over homemade flap jacks.

session4

Session IV - Fairy Tale Theme: Hansel and Gretel
Tues & Thurs: August 9, 11, 16 & 18 | 11:00-3:00pm.
Registration deadline is July 26

  • Cut out 3 hand puppet shapes and sew them.
  • Sew the hair and clothes for Hansel.
  • Sew the hair and clothes for Gretel.
  • Sew the hair and clothes for the evil witch.
  • Decorate a birdhouse for the ginger bread house with paint.
  • Glue on candy pieces to the gingerbread house.
  • Make a witches cauldron with polymer clay.
  • Make blueberry turnovers with Michigan blueberries with hand whipped cream.

Ribbon Farm Days Cost
This pricing is for each 2 week session and includes the cost of all materials.
Children bring their own bag lunches.

Members:
$200.00 per session

Non-members:
$250.00 per session


Download Enrollment and Agreement & Disclaimer Forms

Please fill them out and send them to the GPHS office at
381 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. 48236

For more information contact Izzy at 313-884-7010 or at digital@gphistorical.org