Farms Afield: Michigan Meetup, July 20-23, 2017

Our most exclusive trip yet! An Arts and Crafts pilgrimage in the Midwest!


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Smith HouseFrank Lloyd Wright’s Smith House


Meet us in Michigan! We’ll explore this beautiful state’s Arts and Crafts roots—the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts was founded in 1906—while enjoying the luxurious, 4-star accommodations of the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Packed with experiences made available exclusively to the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, this trip was designed especially for Arts and Crafts, American Art Pottery and architecture enthusiasts. Read on for an exciting trip preview below and watch this site for more details:


We’ll begin in Bloomfield Hills with a customized tour of the Cranbrook Educational Community, founded by George Booth, a leading proponent of the American Arts and Crafts movement and a founder of the Detroit Society of Art and Crafts. Our full day tour explores this remarkable campus described as “one of the most enchanted architectural settings in America,” and includes Cranbrook House, Christ Church Cranbrook, Cranbrook School for Boys, Kingswood School for Girls, Saarinen House, and the Cranbrook Art Museum and its Collections Wing. The Collections Wing alone includes extensive collections of Pewabic and Robineau pottery, as well as work by Eames, Knoll, Saarinen, and other mid-century masters.


Saarinen House interiorSaarinen House interior


We’ll visit Pewabic Pottery, founded by the extraordinary Mary Chase Perry Stratton in 1904, the only historic pottery in Michigan, and now a National Historic Landmark. We’ll experience an exclusive tour of the privately-owned former home of Mary Chase Perry Stratton. Illuminating both her work and life, this enchanting home is filled with Pewabic tiles and imbued with Mary Chase Perry Stratton’s idiosyncratic vision.


We’ll enjoy a private tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Smith House—which he called “My Little Gem.” School teachers, the Smiths, undeterred by their modest salaries and guided by a shared love of architecture, commissioned the custom home, which is lovingly restored today and an excellent example of Wright’s Usonian ideal.


Farms Afield fees: $1,500 Per person based on double occupancy; plus $400 single supplement, includes:

•             3-night accommodations at the 4-Star Townsend Hotel

•             6 meals (daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 1 dinner, and an opening reception)

•             All planned activities, including transportation via motorcoach (when required)

Farms Afield: Michigan Meet-up is a Member Exclusive. Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged. By prior arrangement, attendees are welcome to pay trip fees in installments of their choosing.


As of late February, Farms Afield: Michigan Meetup has reached capacity. If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list, please contact us at or call 973-540-0311.



Please note that transportation is not provided to Michigan.

Farms Afield begins in the early evening on 7/20 and ends in the late morning on 7/23. An itinerary will be provided in advance.

Trip activities require moderate walking each day, rain or shine. Please plan accordingly.

Full refunds are available through April 20; after this date 50% refunds will be provided. No refunds are available after the trip begins

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