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Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum

The Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum, which is located behind the St. Clair Shores Public Library, represents the history of a family that was typical of the late nineteenth century settlers in this area. John and Mary Selinsky, Polish immigrants, came to Erin Township (now St. Clair Shores) in 1868, bought property and built their salt-box structure of log timber framework. They sold it to their daughter Ernestine when she married German immigrant John Green in 1874. Green descendants lived in the house until 1974 when the State Highway Commission bought the house and land to make way for the I-696/I-94 interchange. The Museum was moved to its present location and is owned by the City of St. Clair Shores under the direction of its Historical Commission. It is listed in the Michigan state register of historic sites.

The Farmhouse has been meticulously restored over the past years by our dedicated volunteers. Thanks to them, this piece of St. Clair Shores history has been preserved and restored for our future generations to enjoy.

Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum
Farmhouse Museum
Winter Hours of Operation
1:00PM to 4:00PM
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Upcoming Events
at the Farmhouse

Pisanki for the Holidays
Egg Decorating

Saturday, November 11
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Pisanki is the traditional Eastern European custom of decorating Easter eggs. Pisanki is derived from the Polish verb “pisac” which means “to write.” Decorations are created by drawing on the eggshell with molten wax and then immersing it in dye. Visit us to decorate your own egg. Registration begins October 23. This class is for ages 7 to adult; if you are signing up your child, please also reserve a spot for yourself as seating is limited.

Holiday Open House

Friday, December 1
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

After the St. Clair Shores City Tree Lighting Ceremony, stop by the Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum located behind the St. Clair Shores Public Library.

The Farmhouse will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas. There will be music and light refreshments.

Visit with Santa

Saturday, December 9
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join us at the Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum, located behind the St. Clair Shores Public Library, for a visit with Santa!

After visiting the library, stop by the Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum. Come in to warm up and visit Santa. Light refreshments will be served. Don’t forget your camera!

Decorating & Baking Day

Saturday, December 16
Sessions at 1:00 PM,
2:00 PM, & 3:00 PM

Join us at the Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum, located behind the St. Clair Shores Library, for gingerbread decorating and baking.

You will be able to decorate either a gingerbread man or woman and then we will bake it for you in our 1880s antique stove. While you are waiting for it to bake and cool, there will be Christmas stories read in the parlor. We look forward to seeing you there!