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Farm to host preservation celebration

Horse show performances, classic cars, antique farm machinery and a Michigan Centennial Farm are the highlights of the Portage Preservation Month Celebration, set for noon–4 p.m. May 18 at the Wetherbee Farm, 10209 Portage Road.

The Wetherbee Farm, established in 1870, features an Italianate home, a serene landscape and horses. The afternoon celebration will feature historic demonstrations, music, games and a presentation by historian Steve Rossio. For a sneak peak of the farm, visit the photo exhibit at Portage City Hall, 7900 S. Westnedge Ave., on display through May 24.

Tickets for the celebration are $5, with free admission for children 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance at portagemi.gov/434/Historic-District-Commission or the Portage Senior Center, 320 Library Lane. They will also be available at the site on the day of the event.