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Farmhouse open for tours Saturday May 28 

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the monthly Museum Open Day at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022. Featured for sale inside the main house will be the delightful new cookbook, “Call to Lunch,” a collection of Daisy Hinkle-Garton’s recipes. These historic recipes have been organized into categories of Sides, Salads and Dressing, Bread, Soup, Breakfast, Main Courses, Vegetarian, International, Dessert, Cookies and Candy. The new book on BRI’s affordable housing program, From Historic Ruins to Affordable Homes, Saving Bloomington’s Vintage Cottages
will be offered for sale.
In addition, offered for sale will be maple syrup made at the Farmstead, as well as maple cream,
and maple sugar supplied by the Indiana Maple Syrup Association.
The Hinkle-Garton Farmstead is sending a call out for Volunteers who might be interested in
assisting with Farmstead tours one Saturday per month (usually the last Saturday each month)
from 1-4 PM. Volunteer duties include introducing visitors to the Farmstead history and act as
docents/hosts for the afternoon. Our Open Days are conducted in a very easy-going atmosphere,
minimal training and commitment required and always under supervision and guidance. All that
would be required is an ability to pleasantly engage the public and a 1-1/2 hour training.
If interested please contact LeAnn Luce, Hinkle-Garton Farmstead Open Days and Events
Coordinator at: for more information.
The Farmstead, located at 2920 E. Tenth Street in Bloomington, is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc., an
organization committed to the preservation of historic properties in Monroe County.
It is free and open to the public on the last Saturday of most months. For more information, call BRI at
812-336-0909 or visit the site on Facebook at