The Hinkle-Garton farmstead was donated to BRI by Daisy Garton, a long-time resident of Bloomington who was also an ardent BRI supporter. The farmstead now covers over 11 acres, with two homes, four farm outbuildings, and extensive grounds. You can read more about Daisy and the history of the farmstead here.
Distinctive both for its architectural style as well as its historical significance in Monroe County, the application to place the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead on the National Register of Historic Places was approved in 2007.
The farmstead often hosts exhibits and classes, and usually has a museum open day on the last Saturday of the month. Check our events page for upcoming activities at the farmstead. The house and grounds are also available for rental.
Volunteer Today! Read more about our volunteer opportunities at the farmstead.