Saturday, September 21, 2013
Octagon Barn in Gagetown
Thumb Octagon Barn and its Agricultural Museum. Built by James Luther Purdy in the late 1800's, it has been lovingly restored by the Friends of the Thumb Octagon Barn who also maintain the facility. We happened upon Fall Family Fun Days in Gagetown, where the barn, home, one room school, powerhouse sawmill, sugar shack and grain elevator were open for tours. We learned all about Michigan's bountiful soy crops and had fun perusing lots of vendors and checking out the many baby animals.