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'Lost Arts' Demonstrations Featured at Walker Tavern Farmers Market June 8

May 28, 2014



LANSING, Mich., May 28 -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release:

The Walker Tavern Farmers Market will feature "lost arts" demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Spring produce also will be available for purchase from area farmers at the Walker Tavern Historic Site near Brooklyn, Michigan.

"Our goal was to find new ways to enhance the farmers market during the 2014 season and to celebrate Walker Tavern Historic Site's 40th anniversary as a museum within the Michigan Historical Center system," said David Brainerd, Walker Tavern Farmers Market master. Demonstrations June 8 will include making socks on a hand-operated knitting machine, soap-making, stained glass-cutting and weaving on a triangle loom.

A Recreation Passport is now required for a vehicle to enter Cambridge Junction Historic State Park, the home of Walker Tavern. For more information on the Recreation Passport, go to www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport. Nonresidents can purchase the Recreation Passport ($31 annual; $9 daily) at any state park or recreation area or (annual pass only) through the Michigan e-Store at www.michigan.gov/estore.

Walker Tavern is one of 11 nationally accredited museums administered by the Michigan Historical Center, an agency within the Department of Natural Resources. It is located at the junction of US-12 and M-50, east of Jackson. For more information, call 517-467-4401 or visit www.michigan.gov/walkertavern.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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