Stewart Farm

Stewart Farm

2007 Stewart Road

Harsens Island, MI

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Stewart Farm

The Stewart Farm has an original quilt block designed by the owner,
Robert Williams. Robert, an architect by trade, picked a star shape to
keep it simple. This block has 244 pieces, making a beautiful star burst
in primary colors. During the design process he consulted with his
daughter, a quilt maker and artist. Robert has named his block
Rainbow Sunburst. The block was painted by Liz’s Barn Quilts.

 Stewart Farm is a registered Michigan Historical Site. Harvey Stewart
founded the farm in 1815, following his service in the War of 1812 as a
scout and messenger for General William Henry Harrison. Stewart also
served as a county commissioner, justice of the peace and the first Clay
Township Supervisor. In 1849 his son, Aura P. Steward purchased 53
acres from his father. That portion of the farm is still intact today as
Stewart Farm. In 1850 Aura built the house that is on the site today.
Aura P. Stewart served as justice of the peace and township supervisor .
In his later years he was an author and local historian.
Robert and Susan Williams purchased the Stewart Farm in 1999,
building the barn in 2007.

 Stewart Farm is open by appointment to visiting school groups, and
non-profit organizations. The farm is 53 acres of woods, marsh, fields,
ponds, and restored tallgrass prairie. The farm is located on Harsens
Island and accessible by ferry. When you visit this host site, remember
to check out the historical marker located in the front of the home on
this circa 1815 farm.
For more information visit:
http://www.stewartfarm.org/

Old farm equipment

Old farm equipment stands where last used.

Foggy day

A foggy day on Stewart Farm

Wildflower walk

Walk among the wildflowers on the farm.