Midland farm takes visitors back in time with historical recreation

Midland families got a chance to discover the Homestead Farm at the Chippewa Nature Center Sunday. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

MIDLAND, Mich. – Families in Midland took a step back in time to the early 1900s.

They got a chance to discover the Homestead Farm at the Chippewa Nature Center Sunday.

Children explored a log cabin and timber frame barn.

Some experienced what it was like attending a one-room school.

They were also able to grind corn and pump water.

Organizers say experiences like Sunday’s can help kids understand the importance of protecting the environment.

"We really want to connect them to the natural world, to the resources, gain that historical and cultural appreciation of people's relationship with the land and in turn creating that stewardship so that they can create some conservation and preservation and really respect the world around us," said historical interpreter Catherine Fitzpatrick.

They were also able to garden and hang out with some farm animals.

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