- a Victorian home-life experience reminiscent of the world renowned Mineral Bath Era of Mount Clemens in Macomb County, Michigan -
​For more information or to make reservations for group tours and special events please call 586-465-2488.

 2018 Calendar of Events: Please check back in February as we will have more added to our calendar. We look forward to seeing you in this new year and thank you for your patience.


Sunday, March 5, 1 p.m.: Children's Etiquette Class

( To earn your Girl Scout Social Butterfly Badge: (price adjusted for badges, Please make your reservations through the Girl Scouts at http://www.gssem.org/en/events/event-list.html )
Set your children on the right path by having them learn the essentials in proper etiquette with certified etiquette instructor Kim Parr. This interactive presentation will teach them everyday etiquette,
introductions, handshakes, and table manners.
Class will begin with a Cookie Tea. Cost is $15.00 per person and registration is required as space is limited and non-refundable.  Ages 6 - 13 recommended.


Tuesday, March 20- Tuesday Tea Talk at Two:
"1943 in Macomb County"; Bev Bishop
So much happened in Macomb County during 1943! Come learn about that year's news with Crocker House Museum volunteer, Bev Bishop.
Tea Talk Tuesday’s - where you can enjoy a cup of tea, dessert and learn a bit of history.  Bring your own teacup or use our disposable cups.  Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $10 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $12 for non-members. 
(Tour before the talk included: come one hour earlier to tour.) Call for your reservation at 586-465-2488.


Tuesday, April 24 - Tuesday Tea Talk at Two:

Unique Ships of the Great Lakes: Practical Ships

​Join us with Detroit Historical Society curator Joel Stone as he talks bout unique and practical ships of the Great Lakes. Tea Talk Tuesday’s - where you can enjoy a cup of tea, dessert and learn a bit of history.  Bring your own teacup or use our disposable cups.  Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $10 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $12 for non-members. 
(Tour before the talk included: come one hour earlier to tour.) Call for your reservation at 586-465-2488.


Sunday, May 6, 1 p.m. Dressing the Bride Afternoon Tea
Join us with Beth Turza as she shows and talks about her collection of original wedding gowns and underclothing dating from 1865, 1885, and 1947.
Beth began collecting antique clothing over 40 years ago to study and replicate them use in living-history programs. She taught clothing construction workshops for more than twenty years throughout the US for museums and for living history groups. Greenfield Village commissioned her to organize historical fashion programs each year at their Memorial Day Civil War events. This program comes with a full afternoon tea to include Three Wives Tea, a variety of tea-sandwiches and desserts. Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $35 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $40 for non-members. Please call for reservations at 586-465-2488.



Tuesday, May 15 - Tuesday Tea Talk at Two

​Mount Clemens Race Track

​Join us with race car driver and author of 60 Years of Auto Racing on Both Sides of the Fence, Larry LaMay, as he shares memories of our Mount Clemens Race Track. Bring your own teacup or use our disposable cups. Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $10 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society and $12 for non-members. Tour before the talk included: come one hour earlier to tour.


Tuesday, July 17 - Tuesday Tea Talk at Two

​Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring 20s

Join us with Detroit Historical Society's manager of school programs as she talks about the roaring 20s in Detroit. Tea Talk Tuesday’s - where you can enjoy a cup of tea, dessert and learn a bit of history.  Bring your own teacup or use our disposable cups.  Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $10 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $12 for non-members. 
(Tour before the talk included: come one hour earlier to tour.) Call for your reservation at 586-465-2488.



Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Garden Walk & Breakfast Talk: Sustainable Gardening
Start at the Crocker House Museum garden where you will get a map to tour local private gardens. Also enjoy shopping for garden art and share in a plant exchange at the Michigan Transit Museum. Simply bring your split plants or flowers to exchange for another. The Depot will also be open for tours. Garden Walk tickets are non-refundable and cost $12 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society and $17 for non-members. Before heading out to see the lovely gardens on the walk please join us for breakfast and an informative talk with Jan Coppolo Bills, Author of Late Bloomer and owner of Two Women and a Hoe. Her program will discuss an organic method of growing plants that are able to successfully sustain itself without requiring many outside resources, pesticides or herbicides. This breakfast-talk begins at 9 a.m. and includes home-made scones, hard-boiled egg, fresh fruit and hot Three Wives Tea in the Crocker House Garden. Breakfast tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are limited and non-refundable and cost only $12 for members and $15 for non-members of the Macomb County Historical Society.



Sunday, July 22, 1 p.m.: Bicentennial Garden Gala

This is an event not to miss! Join us in celebrating our 200th birthday of both our county and Mount Clemens as the county seat. Be a part of our time capsule! Group picture and signing of our bicentennial flag will be archived to be opened at the tercentennial celebration. Type uf your story to add to this special archive. Your story is our story. Help us preserve your history.
​Trois Bouffons will liven the atmosphere with their wonderful music while reenactors of our local ancestors mingle with our guests. Enjoy strolling through our gardens to learn more about our past 200 years. Enjoy a buffet to include Country Inn's  broasted chicken and potato wedges, corn on the cobb, cole-slaw, watermelon and dessert. We will also have chances to win at a cake walk and gift basket. The colors of our county flag, blue and white &/or period clothing encouraged. Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $55 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $60 for non-members.This is an event not to miss! Join us in celebrating our 200th birthday of both our county and Mount Clemens as the county seat. Be a part of our time capsule! Group picture and signing of our bicentennial flag will be archived to be opened at the tercentennial celebration. Type us your story to add to this special archive. Your story is our story. Help us preserve your history.
Trois Bouffons will liven the atmosphere with their wonderful music while reenactors of our local ancestors mingle with our guests.
Dorr Kellogg, our Christopher Columbus of our mineral water, will be bathing in a tub of our Mineral Water. Meet Christian and Elizabeth Clemens, General Macomb, our first woman lighthouse keeper, our famous town madam Mae McKenna and more!
Find out who you will be that day! Every guest will be given a character description to allow them to go back in time and portray a character from our local past.
Enjoy a buffet to include Country Inn's broasted chicken and potato wedges, corn on the cobb, coleslaw, watermelon and dessert. We will also have chances to win at a cake walk and gift basket.
The colors of our county flag, blue and white &/or period clothing encouraged. Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $55 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $60 for non-members.


Monday, August 20, 2 p.m.: Member's Meeting & Ice Cream Social

Free member's only event. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

We are changing things up this year due to the bicentennial and decided its time to bring back an old tradition: an ice cream social. This meeting will inform you on what projects our society has been busy with and elections to the board will be made. 


Saturday, October 6: Cemetery Walk and Funeral Tea
Join us for a day to learn about Victorian mourning and funeral customs at the Crocker House museum and a tour at Clinton Grove Cemetery where you will meet some of our local ancestors and hear their story. The Crocker House is set for an 1880s wake and mourning and funeral history historian, Kim Parr, will discuss mourning and funeral customs of the Victorian era. A guide will travel with you on a Dial-a-Ride bus to the cemetery to guide you to our featured local ancestors. Reenactors will portray their story. It's the best way to learn about our local history!
Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $15 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $20 for non-members.

The Funeral Tea will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Clemens. Museum director, Kim Parr, will give a talk about Mourning and Funeral history while you enjoy a full tea to include Three Wives Tea, a variety of tea-sandwiches reminiscent of foods served at wakes of various cultures and desserts. Tickets are limited, and cost $35 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $40 for non-members.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLqi_57RK0A


Sunday, November 4, 1 p.m.: Queen Victoria Tea
Join us with Anna Lopez as we look at the interesting life of Queen Victoria. This talk comes with a full tea that includes Three Wives Tea, scones with mock Devonshire cream, lemon curd and a variety of tea-sandwiches and desserts. Tickets are limited and non-refundable and cost $35 for members & $40 for non-members of the Macomb County Historical Society. 


Tuesday, November 13, 2 p.m. - Tuesday Tea Talk at Two

Macomb County and WWI

Presented by Crocker House Museum volunteer, Bev Bishop
Learn about the effects the Great War had upon our community.

Tea Talk Tuesday’s - where you can enjoy a cup of tea, dessert and learn a bit of history.  Bring your own teacup or use our disposable cups.  Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $10 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $12 for non-members. (Tour before the talk included: come one hour earlier to tour.) Call for your reservation at 586-465-2488.


Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Christmas Victorian Wassail and Bazaar

We are excited to bring back our traditional Christmas Bazaar to help provide you with the
opportunity to purchase unique Christmas gifts, décor and goodies. We will have many unique hand crafted gift items and home-made goodies to purchase throughout the house.
This event will truly put you in the spirit of Christmas as the house will be dressed in
Christmas décor and carols will be sung at the pump organ.
Hot Wassail and roasted chestnuts will be available for purchase on Saturday in the garden.
Please spread the word of this event to friends and family as it is a helpful fundraiser for our Crocker House Museum. No admission fee required.

Sunday, December 2, 1 - 4 p.m.

Christmas Bazaar & Christmas Tea
Entrance to the bazaar is free. Reservations required for the tea.
Enjoy shopping our Christmas Bazaar and enjoy some time with friends (or come alone and make new friends!) over an afternoon tea to include our Three Wives Tea, scones with lemon curd and mock Devonshire cream, a variety of tea-sandwiches and desserts. Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $35 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $40 for non-members.


Sunday, December 9, 1 - 4 p.m.: Jingle Journey in Mt. Clemens

Enjoy a Jingle Journey in Mt. Clemens with a visit to the Anton Art Center, Crocker House Museum, and the Michigan Transit Museum.  A free shuttle bus will provide transportation between these sites.
Between the hours of 1-4 p.m. you will find Christmas activities for the whole family. Santa will be here at the Crocker House for “take your own” photographs in the nursery. Elf on the Shelf will be telling her Christmas story and carols will be played on the old pump organ. The kids can make their own scrap-art cookie and then enjoy coloring while eating cookies and watching old silent Christmas films from the turn of the century. You will then find trolleys of the season in the historic Mount Clemens Depot and “make & take” crafts at the Anton Art Center.
Entrance fee at each location.


Sunday, December 16, 1 p.m.: German Christmas 

Experience the traditions of a German Christmas. Carpathia Club will be catering a meal to include roulanden, spätzle, red cabbage and Black Forest cake. Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $45 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $50 for non-members.  Please call for your reservation at 586-465-2488.