History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
$8 for a Farm Museum Visit for Four (Up to $16 Value)
Admission grants patrons access to the museum’s permanent collection of tractors, folk art, and antique-farm implements, as well as the 11th annual quilt show, Quilts and Their Stories––a two-month exhibit that features more than 150 handmade and modern quilts.
Tickets for children aged 4–12 are $2 each, and admission is free for members and children aged 3 and younger.
Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center
As the sun dips below Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center’s grain silo, local musicians gather in the high-ceilinged hall against the backdrop of patchwork quilts and antique farm tools. They sing gospel, country, and folk songs that have been passed down for generations. Events such as these are one facet of the museum’s mission to honor and uphold rural traditions. In addition to the monthly jam sessions, the 12,000-square-foot facility hosts quilting circles, line dancing, and other skill-swapping events. Curators spotlight the region’s agrarian past by recruiting antique-farming tools and folk art and freeing hopelessly lost scarecrows from corn mazes. In addition to shining a light on the region’s past, the museum strives to support current culture makers; The hall serves as a gallery space for local artists, and during the youth-led Kids’ Day local teens teach tykes creative skills.