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The Sanford Centennial Museum, Sanford, Michigan.

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The Sanford Centennial Museum houses an extensive local history collection. There are nine historic buildings, including two schools, a general store, log cabin, township hall, church, train depot and train, all authentically restored and furnished. Inside the buildings, collections include vintage tools, implements from the logging days, political memorabilia, a dentist's office, a saloon, toys, household goods, and much more. Come visit us!

We are located on the Tittabawassee River one mile off US Highway 10, near Sanford Lake and across from the Pere Marquette Rail Trail.

Santa Express 2016

Come out to Sanford Centennial Museum on December 6, 7, 8 from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for a night of holiday fun with Santa! Enjoy free hot chocolate, cookies, and candy and see the museum grounds lit up in Christmas splendor. Visit Santa in the train depot. Kids get to talk with Santa plus receive a free gift and you can take a picture using your own camera or phone!

This annual event is sponsored by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and Sanford Historical Society. Click here for the 2016 Flyer.

Santa Express

Free Vision Screenings

Coleman Lions Club will be offering free vision screenings for children ages 1-18 during Sanford’s Santa Express on December 6-8. The special Project KidSight digital camera can detect more than eight eye disorders, including near sightedness, far sightedness, astigmatism and lazy eye. Parental permission is required. Immediate feedback is given in a print out of the results. The screening itself takes only a few seconds. Screening times will be from 3:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the museum at the Sanford Historical Society. Last year screenings were only offered one of the three days, with 56 children being screened. This year we are getting help from Midland Lions Club on two of the days so that we can be there each day of Santa Express.