Upcoming and Annual Events


We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events. 

Freedom Festival and Steam Engine Show 2020


Saturday, September 19th 9am-5pm

Sunday, September 20th 9am-3pm  



The Tompkins Historical Society Freedom Festival and Steam is our largest event of the year in celebration of our community! Many events will be taking place such as:

Working Steam Engines,Museum Tours, Tractor Pulls, Blacksmith, Loom Weaving Displays, Car Show, Flea Market, Silent Auction, Food Vendors,and so much more!

More information here. We hope to see you there! 

Monthly Dinners

Friday Night Dinners at the Town Hall
See dates below 
5:00 - 6:30 PM

We hope you join us for one of the following 2019-2020 dinners: 

February 7 (Swiss Steak), May 1 (BBQ Ribs)


All Meals Include Salad Bar and Dessert Bar

Donation: $9.00 Adults  /  Under 12 yrs. $5.00 
Take Out/Town Hall # 569-2463 (Call Night of Dinner)
For Information: Call Pat 517.569.3263
(Menu Subject to Change)


2nd Tuesday of the Month at the Town Hall 
Potlock Dinner 6pm
Cards: 6:30pm

Join us for a potluck dinner and a game of Euchre, more information here.

Christmas Tree Lighting

December 6, 2020
6:00 P.M.

Downtown Tompkins Center

Holiday Open House 5-7 Stewart Farm Museum



October 17th, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Stewart Farm: 10138 Tompkins Road

Join us in Downtown Tompkins to sing Christmas carols, then proceed to the museum for hot chocolate and enjoy delicious cookies. We will host our annual Christmas Tree Lighting to celebrate the Christmas season beginning. Everyone is welcome! This is our annual Veteran's Memorial Celebration.  The tree is decorated with the names of Veterans from our area, or any Veterans whose names we are able to get. Please email to the website address any names that you would like to have on the tree. Veterans are either from current service or from any military situation.

Trunk-N-Treat is a great family event with many fun activities planned. Bring your kids to trunk and treat and then join us for hot dogs, a bonfire, hayrides, candy, and more! 


Tea Party

March 28, 2020 

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tompkins Town Hall



Easter Egg Hunt

TBA 2020

Stewart Farm: 10138 Tompkins Road


The Tompkins Historical society is a hosting a Tea Party! This will be a fun filled day with a continental breakfast, a savory lunch, decadent dessert, and of course tea (other refreshments available). We will be inspired by the passion of the Directors of Jackson County Animal Shelter and The Cascade Humane Society towards saving and finding animals their forever home. We will then be delighted by vocals of the barber shop quartet “The Patch Chords”. A silent auction full of unique and interesting pieces will also be taking place. If interested in attending, please contact Barb at 517-569-3143 for tickets and more information.

The 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Sponsored by Tompkins 4-H takes place at the Tompkins Town Hall (9999 Tompkins Road). The event will start at 1pm and is for kids who are twelve years and younger. If you are looking for further information please contact  Hannah Bregg at 517.962.9136

County Museum Day
Plant Sale/Pancake Breakfast

May 9, 2020

Stewart Farm: 10138 Tompkins Road


As a part of the Jackson County Museum day The Tompkins Historical Stewart Farm Museum will be offering a plant sale, tractor pulls, guided museum tours, blacksmith demonstrations, loom weaving presentations, and a step back in time at the one-room school house and 1836 log cabin. 

Community Barn Sale
Community Barn Sale

TBA 2020

Stewart Farm: 10138 Tompkins Road


The Community Barn Sale is a great opportunity to sell your items at our facility. Space is $10.00. Please contact Mary at 517.569.2088 for vendor information. 


Tompkins Freedom 5k Run/Walk

July 11, 2020

Stewart Farm: 10138 Tompkins Road


We are pleased to announce we will be hosting The Tompkins Freedom 5k Run/Walk in 2020! 


Tractor Pulls 2019

Sponsored by the Leslie Tractor Club, a part of the TCHS

May-October 2020



Tractor Pulls will take place at Tompkins Center the second Saturday of the month, starting May through October, 2020. 


Registration begins at 9:00 am and the pulls start at 10:00 am.  Concession available. 


Held at the Stewart Farm across from the Tompkins Town Hall, 9999 N. Tompkins Road., Rives Junction, MI 49277

Further Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities: Are you interested in volunteering for any of these events? If so, please let us know in the contact form found here. We are always looking for new help and talent! 


Food Vendor: If you are interested in being a food vendor for our events, please fill out this form and return it to us via email at tompkinshistorical@gmail.com

Flea Market: 
If you are interested in a booth at our flea market, please fill out this form and follow the return directions on the form. 



Phone 517.569.3263

Email: tompkinshistorical@gmail.com

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10138 N. Tompkins Road Rives Junction, MI 49277


9999 Tompkins Road
Rives Junction, MI 49277


Open by appointment, during monthly Tractor Pulls,
or special events. 

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