The Gardner House Museum in Albion, Michigan usually opens for the season on Mother’s Day – the second Sunday in May. Albion had a part in shaping the Mother’s Day tradition, and there is a State of Michigan historic marker about that significant day on the second Tuesday in May 1877 when Juliette Calhoun Blakeley took to the pulpit when a distraught minister could not preach.
There is usually a Mother’s Day Tea, with the Saturday day before Mother’s Day. Reservations are necessary, so visit the official website for the Gardner House Museum to learn more. http://www.albionhistoricalsociety.org/gardner.php
Below is a photo tour of the Gardner House Museum from 2016. Check back for a new 2019 version that includes the special display upstairs about the African-American Presence in Albion.