Taste history at Old Victoria celebration on Sunday

ROCKLAND – Take a ride to Old Victoria on Sunday, June 29, to celebrate Michigan’s Log Cabin Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Persons can get away from the hassles of modern life and step back in time to the days when Victoria was a booming mining town and life was simpler.

To honor this official Michigan holiday, the restored cabins will be open to the public, free of charge with donations greatly appreciated.

“Learn what life was like for the hardworking miners and their brave immigrant families that conquered the vast wilderness of the Upper Peninsula to start a new life. At Old Victoria, where nothing is behind glass, you can literally reach out and touch the past,” said a spokesperson.

Stick around for the afternoon to hear the local musician Elijah Halpin. At 1:30 p.m., the grounds of the historical village come alive with laughter and excited squeals as kids enjoy old-fashioned kid’s games. “These games are fun to play and even more fun to watch,” she said.

The children will be running in the lawn in gunny sacks, run every so carefully with an egg balanced on a spoon, and lose themselves in the joys of playing outdoors.

The famous Old Victoria cinnamon rolls will also be for sale, which are made from scratch in traditional wood stoves.

“Available only twice a year, Victoria’s one-of-a-kind cinnamon rolls have people driving from all over the state for a nibble of the past. Don’t miss your chance to try one this weekend,” she adds.

Old Victoria is located 4 miles out of Rockland off Highway 45.

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