Literary Day – 19th Century Rhymes

Characters from favorite 19th century stories come to life for one day each year at Crossroads Village. The theme this year is 19th Century Rhymes.

Before TV and movies, storybooks gave children a way to escape their realities of their daily lives. Through the pages of a book, they could explore far-a-way places, go on adventures with the book’s characters, solve mysteries and be heroes!

On August 11, from 10 am to 5 pm, join us as we explore 19th century nursery rhymes with crafts, games and fun! Make sure to come dressed up as your favorite nursey rhyme character.

There’s more!

  • Visit the General Store for “Made in Michigan” treasures, and watch as tradespeople turn out items like brooms and iron horseshoes that were essential to families in the 19th
  • Take a ride around beautiful Mott Lake on our double-decker paddle wheeler the Genesee Belle, or observe the summer landscape from a seat on the Huckleberry Railroad while you travel a 40-minute loop through the countryside.
  • Activities will be located throughout the village

Come early and stay all day. There are lovely places to picnic in the Village. Snacks, beverages and lunches are also available to purchase on site.

Purchase your tickets in advance. Parking, as always, is free!

Get away right away during Literary Day on August 11 at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad.

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