Greenmead Historical Park

Greenmead Historical Park is a nearly 200-year-old, 95-acre historical park purchased by the City of Livonia in 1976 and operated by the City of Livonia’s Parks and Recreation Department. The park includes the historical Greenmead Farm and its outbuildings, a 13-building historical village, Greenmead Community Garden, Virginia B. Matley Nature Trail, and soccer fields. Special events are hosted on the grounds of the historical village, including weddings.

The Greenmead Historical Park Master Plan was approved by City Council at the Jan. 18, 2023, Regular Meeting. View it here.

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Alexander Blue House

Special events 2023-9-10 Fall Flea Market Flyer Opens in new window


The Fall Flea Market is coming back to Greenmead Historical Park 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10

Bring your wagon or cart to shop from more than 160 vendors offering a wide variety of items for sale. No dogs are permitted at the event. $3 adult admission paid at the gate; free for ages 11 and younger.

Vendors can register for a spot online starting July 25. Vendor details can be found here.

Thank you to our sponsors Senate Coney Island and Looney Baker! 

history lecture series

Back-to-school is not just for kids! Greenmead's History Lecture series is sponsored by the Livonia Historical Commission and welcomes guest speakers on a variety of topics. Check out our schedule of events to find a speaker or topic of interest. All History Lecture Series programs are free, no registration required. 

Thursday, Sept. 21 - The Hidden History of Women in Cryptography

Much of the history of cryptography is concealed. By virtue of their adherence to secrecy oaths, a desire to avoid the spotlight, and having their accomplishments stolen by others, the history of women in cryptography is still being told. In this presentation, we will reveal some of the fascinating stories of women who cracked the code!  

Monday, Oct. 23 - DIA Behind the Seen - Cows at the Opera House and Other Museum Mysteries (VIRTUAL)

A mystery is defined as something unexplained or inexplicable, or as a person or thing having qualities that arouse curiosity speculation. The many mysteries of the DIA include stories and images, newly discovered meanings and issues of authenticity. This program is currently virtual but will be offered in person pending staffing. 

Wednesday, Nov. 1 - 20th Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit

At it’s peak in the 1950s, Downtown Detroit’s Woodward Avenue boasted over four million square feet of retail space, making it one of American’s preferred retail destinations. This presentation will take a closer looks at some of our home-grown icons - including Hudson’s, Sam’s, Woolworth and Fyfe’s Shoes - with images, advertisements, catalogs, and more!

Smores and Stories Added Date Flyer Opens in new windowS'mores and Stories

Back by popular demand! Join us for another S'mores and Stories 7-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Newburg School. This harvest-themed program will feature stories, crafts, and s'mores! Advance registration is required for $5/child resident. 

Highland Tea

Spend a relaxing, fall afternoon with friends at Flyer for Highland Tea Oct. 7, 2023 3-5 p.m. Opens in new windowthe Highland Tea on 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. The sound of bagpipes will beckon you to the Alexander Blue House adorned with a Scottish accent. Traditional Scottish music and dance will provide entertainment while you enjoy our menu of fare and bottomless tea!

Advance registration is required for $35/resident. 

2023-11-18 Huron Carol Flyer Opens in new window


Learn history, have fun, eat food. Sounds like a recipe for a good time, right? Join us for the last program in our 2023 Dining With Yesterday series at Greenmead Historical Park.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 18The Huron Carol is Canada's oldest Christmas carol, written in 1642 by Jean de Brebéuf, a Jesuit missionary at Sainte-Marie to the Hurons. Come learn about this song's history from Dr. Catherine Cangany, PhD.

Advance registration required for each event, starting 30 days before the event.