Those sitting on the porch of the Clare County Historical Museum north of Clare on Saturdays are more apt to see a black-clad Amish rider aboard a wagon drawn by horses than see a rider in black leather astride a motorcycle with a big horse-powered engine. However, that was not the case on June 9, as nearly 20 Harley-Davidsons and riders roared in for a visit.
The riders, from a Lansing Area Harley club and led by former Clare resident Paul Johnson, came to visit the museum and enjoy wonderful barbeque provided by Clare’s Jim Groves (his brats and burgers were a hit as was his grilled bacon, cream cheese and jalapeño appetizers). The group toured the three buildings at the museum complex, learned a little local history from society members Jon Ringelberg and Andy Coulson, and relaxed under the shade of the new pavilion before heading back home.
The museum complex is open Saturdays from 1 – 4 p.m– and there›s plenty of parking for motorcycles, horses and cars. Learn more at clarecountyhistory.org.