Upcoming Events

Farmstead Open Day August 26

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the August Museum Open Day at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead 1-4 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2023. The Farmhouse will be open for tours.

Featured for sale inside the main house will be the delightful 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 book on BRI’s affordable housing program, From Historic Ruins to Affordable Homes, Saving Bloomington Vintage Cottages will be offered for sale. In addition, offered for sale will be maple syrup made at the Farmstead, as well as maple syrup products 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 p.m. Volunteer duties include introducing visitors to the Farmstead history and acting as docents/hosts for the afternoon. Our Open Days are conducted in a very easy-going atmosphere, minimal training and commitment are required and always under supervision and guidance. All that is needed 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