Farm Museum: House & gift shop are open every Saturday 11 am to 3 pm
Farm buildings Re-opens: Opens in May 5th
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: at 1265 E. Michigan Avenue just east of downtown Saline, Michigan. The farmstead interprets regional agriculture and farm life during the 1900-1950 time period. This farmstead, now known as the Rentschler Farm Museum, consists of fourteen historically significant structures built primarily around the turn of the century. The land was first farmed in 1825; and in 1901, the farmstead was purchased by Emanuel Rentschler. The Rentschlers continued to farm the land until the 1990s. (View "Farm Museum" for more information)
Saline History & Depot Museum OPEN: Every Saturday 11 AM to 3 PM
LOCATION: 402 N. Ann Arbor Street, 4 blks. north of Downtown Saline, near Bennett Street (traffic light) and the museum is set back from the road. During open hours, the railroad lights are blinking. Look for the red caboose and the depot will be right there. (View "Saline Museum" for more information)
A 335 page publication, Saline: Our City, The Beginning to 2016 is an intriguing compilation of the history and events of Saline and surrounding areas from the Ice Age to the present. It is an exciting collection of history gathered from multiple sources and contributors…from mammoths to industry, education, government, architecture, influence of the railroad, etc. It includes the history of the Saline Fair, multiple service organizations, churches, Saline’s Centennial Celebration in 1966, and much more. Biographical information about Orange Risdon, Saline’s founder and many other influential people who made major contributions to Saline’s development is highlighted. The is a dedicated effort by program presenter Jim Roth to chronologically compile a history of a wonderful small town. The softcover book is full of black and white and color photographs to highlight the many pieces of Saline’s rich history.