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Field Trip to Skinner Farm Museum & Village

  • Skinner Farm 1850 W. SR 32 Perrysville, IN United States (map)

Saturday, Aug, 11 Skinner Farm.  See

Located 5 miles South of I-74, in Vermillion county, Indiana, near Perrysville. To get there from I-74, proceed south on SR63 to SR32, turn west and go 3 miles to village entrance. Can also be found 4 miles west of Perrysville, on SR32.

The Kroger store where we will meet is on North Kinser Pike. It's the former Marsh store. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, in the north section of the Kroger parking lot near Subway.  

Skinner Farm and Museum Village is at 1850 West SR 32, Perrysville, IN 47474. It's about a two-hour drive from Bloomington, and this will be an all-day event. The museum has a collection of log cabins re-located to the farm. The buildings are stuffed with old steam tractors, cars, trucks, and a covered wagon. You will also find an eclectic mix of goods such as an old switch board, many cast-iron potbelly stoves, a wall of letter press plates, and much more. Every building and every direction you turn holds a great variety of unique items. Outdoors there are cows, horned sheep, and peacocks.

This a large area and there are not many visitors, so hopefully no one will interfere with shooting. The owners are very proud of their property and of the history that they have saved from destruction. Let’s show them how much we appreciate their efforts and have a love of the history as well.

There is no charge per se, but members in the past have made donations of $10.00 or more. We will take a break for lunch at the Covered Bridge Restaurant (5787 N. Main St., Cayuga, IN 47928) at about 1:30. Large selection of pies! Or, you may bring a snack lunch and eat at the farm. After lunch, we can return to the farm for more photos ops. Note: If you are planning to eat at the restaurant, please notify Bob Wrenn so he can let the restaurant know how many to expect: 

This is beginning to be an annual event due to clubmembers' interest in the amazing farm and museum of farm machinery and antique autos. For examples, check out Jim Haverstock’s gallery at:

Cost: $10.00


Earlier Event: August 7
Monthly Club Meeting
Later Event: August 13
Point & Shoot Focus Group Meeting