The Stockton Center at Spring Grove Museum holds special events throughout the year to welcome the community to our beautiful facility. Some events also help raise funds to support programming. Make plans to join us!
- Sunday, September 17, 2017 1 - 4 pm Stockton Center Tours Visit this Civil War era Italianate beauty to hear about her past as a residence, then hospital, and finally as a succession of 5 different nursing homes. $5/adults, $3/children
- Monday, October 9, 2017 4 pm Stockton Ladies Library Association You can read any book about Mary Surratt, the boarding house owner who was convicted of taking part in the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Surratt became the first woman hanged by the US federal government. Book choices include Mary Surratt: An American Tragedy by Elizabeth Tindal and The Mystery of Mary Surratt: The Plot to Kill President Lincoln by Rebecca C. Jones. As always, light refreshments will be served. Donations are appreciated.
- Friday, October 13, 2017 6pm - midnight The Paranormal Experience A special event hosted by Michigan Spirit Quest: Join us for an evening of chills and thrills! Hear the history of the Stockton Center and learn the results of the paranormal investigations conducted in the house within the last several years. Then get a chance to do your own investigation within your group, floor by floor. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Fee is $35/person. Reservations must be made by calling Jacquie at (810) 250-1145 and paying in advance. Space is limited, so call early. Please see the list of rules by clicking here:
- Saturday, October 14, 2017 10 am & 2 pm Lap Quilt Lecture If you have ever been interested in quilting, then this lecture is for you! The Flint Arts Guild is partnering with the Stockton Center to share ideas and techniques on this time-honored tradition. With two lecture times available, we hope you can make the time to learn something new.
- Saturday, December 9, 2017 6 pm Stockton Victorian Christmas Join us for a lovely evening of caroling, hot chocolate and other festivities. Tour the Stockton house in all its Christmas slender. $5/adult, $3/children
- Michigan Spirit Quest This is the first in a series of guest speakers that we will have at the Stockton Center. Michigan Spirit Quest spent several hours here using special equipment to videotape sounds and movement not discernible by normal hearing and eyesight. Join us as they unveil their findings and share other experiences they have had. This was a perfect event for October!
- Cork & Cookies, hosted by Jacquie Richardson A delectable pairing of wine and Girl Scout cookies, as well as crackers and cheese. Surprisingly divine.
- Annual Easter Egg Hunt Over one hundred treasure-filled eggs hid among the daffodils and perennials beds in our front yard gardens. Free for those with a sweet tooth.
- Annual Quilt Show - In September, Stockton Center continues its legacy of honoring the past with a lovely display of sewing masterpieces.
- Historic House Tour A special opening for those visiting downtown Flint during Back to the Bricks. Stockton even had a classic car on site, provided by Ron Fizell.
- December 13, 2014 A Dickens of a Holiday Celebration The sights and sounds of a bygone era welcomed visitors to the Stockton Center for a holiday celebration. Multiple Christmas trees twinkled with lights, and garlands cascaded down the staircase. We offered children's crafts, cookie decorating, stories, and other family activities. Later, adults enjoyed dishes straight out of a Dickens novel.
- Friday, April 17, 2015 Civil War Commemoration The Civil War ended on April 9th, 1865. To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the Stockton Center hosted an assortment of activities, including the unveiling of its recent acquisition: a cannon carriage.