Join us for ROOTStories!   Descendants of historic properties in the Park come back to share their family history at their former farm, log cabin or inn where they once lived.  Hear their stories first hand!

Life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries on the Bufka Farm

Date:  July 18, 2014   10 am – 12:15    Cost:  $5 per family

Travel back in time with Norbert Bufka, the last Bufka born at the farm at the northern end of the National Park in a picturesque setting in a valley on the northern side of M-22. It is about 7 miles south of Leland. M-22 intersects the farm which lies just west of Town Line Road.  The tour will begin at the Olsen Farm (Directions) and then participants will drive to the Bufka farm where they will tour the buildings.  Mr. Bufka has a BA in history, MA in Latin and another in theology. He is retired and lives in Midland with his wife Sue.

Resource is the book From Bohemia to Good Harbor by Norbert Bufka. The book is available at Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear in Port Oneida, The Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor, Leelanau Books and Leelanau Historical Society in Leland, the Empire Area Museum, the Lakeshore book store, on line booksellers, and from the author (989-835-2832).

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