Upcoming and Annual Events


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

Freedom Festival and Steam Engine Show 2020


Cancel Due to Covid 19



The Tompkins Historical Society is sad to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Freedom Festival and Steam Show. We look forward to seeing you in 2021! 

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 2020-2021 dinners: 

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.

Tea Party

2021 TBA



 Please contact Barb at 517-569-3143 for more information.

Smithsonian Museum Day 

2021 TBA


The Smithsonian magazine is hosting a national museum day in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a ticket.                    Tickets Available Here

Easter Egg Hunt

2021 TBA


Spring Plant Sale

2021 TBA

Stewart Farm: 10138 Tompkins Road


The 2020 Easter Egg Hunt has been canceled.

Please Join Tompkins 4H next year in the 7th annual East Egg Hunt.  If you are looking for further information                                                  Please contact Hannah Bregg at 517.962.9136

The 2020 Easter Egg Hunt has been canceled.

Please Join Tompkins 4H next year in the 7th annual East Egg Hunt.  If you are looking for further information                                                  Please contact Hannah Bregg at 517.962.9136

Community Barn Sale

2021 TBA



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. 



October 17th, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Stewart Farm: 10138 Tompkins Road

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! 


Tompkins Freedom 5k Run/Walk

2021 TBA


If you cannot make the Tompkins Freedom 5K Run/Walk in person, but would still like to support the cause, you can complete the Virtual Tompkins Freedom 5K Run/Walk. A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. All participants will receive a T-shirt and special prize in the mail! Sign up online for the virtual run. 

Sign up online here!

Paper Form here!

Christmas Tree Lighting

December 6, 2020
6:00 P.M.

Downtown Tompkins Center

Holiday Open House 5-7 Stewart Farm Museum


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.

Tractor Pulls 2020

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


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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