2017-07-13 / Outdoors

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear offers tours

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear offers a variety of tours through the Port Oneida Rural Historic District.

Tours share the history of the agricultural community of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Popular horse and wagon tours are offered Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

Guided auto tours are every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. These tours include visits to four farms to learn about the general history of Port Oneida, history of the farms, and how the design and function of the buildings supported the farm.

Both tours start from the Olsen Farm located on M-22 four miles north of Glen Arbor and west of Port Oneida Road.

“Post Oneida: Tragedies of the Times” is an evening program offered each Friday throughout the month of July. Stories of shipwrecks, accidents, illness, fire, and poor living conditions are explored, while also visiting the cemeteries of Pot Oneida.

The program, scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 21 and July 28, will meet at the Kelderhouse Cemetery at the corner of M-22 and Port Oneida Road.

“Women of Port Oneida” are impromptu talks at the Olsen Barn on the Heritage Trail. All are invited Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday or Sunday afternoon to see inside of the barn and learn how the women of Port Oneida played a huge role in life on the farm.

Additional information is available at phsb.org.

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