How Can I Get Involved?

There are many ways that you can be involved with historical preservation in Homer …

The VanPatten Milling Co. shown above (circa late 1940s) was built in 1887 by Cornelius Cortright on the site of the Homer Milling Co. that was built in 1837 and destroyed by fire in 1886. The building pictured became True Grist Ltd. Dinner Theatre in 1975.


The Homer Historical Society welcomes your gifts to preserve the history of Homer. Please consider supporting us with a cash contribution, by making a gift to the Homer Historical Society Endowed Fund through the Homer Area Community Foundation, by making a legacy gift in your will to the Homer Historical Society, or by making a legacy gift to the Homer Area Community Foundation, Homer Historical Society Endowed Fund.

Checks for cash gifts to the Society should be made payable to the Homer Historical Society and mailed to the Homer Historical Society, P.O. Box 146, Homer, MI 49245.

DonateYou may also donate online to support the work of the Homer Historical Society. It’s quick, easy, and secure. Please click on the DONATE button and fill in the requested information. Your support is vital to our success.

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This wooden quilt square was created by artist Becky Malkovich to decorate the side of the Blair Farm barn. Homer Historical Society secretary Dee Camp created the design and color scheme. Barn quilt squares are common in Amish communities, in some parts of the East, and have been replicated in some southwestern Michigan areas.

If you’d like to make one of your own, please call Dee at (517) 524-7348 for information and future class times.

Photo courtesy of the Homer Index




Contact …

Donna Scudder by phone at (517) 250-3920 or via the Contact form on this website