Please join the Sanford Historical Society as we celebrate the following events:

Opening Day/Veterans Salute 2017

The Museum starts the season on May 27th at 10 am. The day includes a veterans salute at the Memorial on the Museum grounds at 1pm. Complimentary refreshments served.

Opening Day/Veterans Salute

Log Cabin Day 2017

Every fourth Sunday in June, Michigan celebrates its history and craftsmanship by honoring the Log Cabin.

Log Cabin Day

Our Smith cabin, equipped with period furnishings, is featured this year on June 25, 2017. Refreshments are served and special events offered, providing educational and reminiscent fun for our visitors.

To find out more about Log Cabin Days, visit the Log Cabin Society of Michigan web site.

Model Trains Display 2017

Join the Sanford Centennial Museum on August 5th, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for an afternoon of fun with model trains. The museum's 1870 train depot will feature exhibits from the Roscommon Historic Model Train Club and local train enthusiasts.

Model Trains Display Day

There will be food and music too! Admission and parking is free. Call 989-687-9048 for more information.

Click here for the 2016 Flyer.

Founders' Day 2017

A celebration Sanford is proud of!

Rich in history and stories, this celebration calls all of Sanford's present and past citizens to come together and spread the cheer of how this great part of Midland County came to be.

Founders' Day

Founders' Day will be held on September 9 and 10, 2017 in Sanford. Click here for the Founders' Day 2016 flyer.

Many thanks to all our members and friends who pitch in to make Founders' Days bigger and better than ever! Area volunteers are welcomed!

Santa Express 2017

Come out to Sanford Centennial Museum on December 12, 13, 14 from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for a night of holiday fun with Santa! Enjoy free hot chocolate, cookies, and candy and see the museum grounds lit up in Christmas splendor. Visit Santa in the train depot. Kids get to talk with Santa plus receive a free gift and you can take a picture using your own camera or phone!

Santa Express

This annual event is sponsored by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and Sanford Historical Society. See the 2016 flyer here.