Give the Gift of History and Experiences this holiday season! Toys, books, classes, memberships – the possibilities are endless! Read on for some ideas!

Give the Gift of History

Stop by our Village Gift Shop located in the 1927 Township Hall (large, red brick building facing Wattles) during our regular Village Hours to purchase these items. For hours and location information, click HERE. Sorry, no shipping is available. Admission tickets are not required to visit the Village Gift Shop. Cash, check, credit cards, tap-to-pay, and Apple Pay are accepted.

Old-Timey Toys
Log cabin building sets, bottle cap tops, Jacob’s Ladders, Tiddly Winks, classic marbles… the lists goes on and on! We are so excited to share that we have redesigned our gift shop and have stocked it full of the perfect affordable old-timey gifts for all the history-buffs in your life. Most gifts are around $10 each.




Local History Books
Speaking of history-buffs, we’ve got plenty of history books for the curious researcher in your life. Local titles include “Troy: A City from the Corners” “The Life of Solomon Caswell” and “The House with Two Tales” that will expand your local knowledge. Beat everyone at the next local history quiz!




Stocking Stuffers
Help fill up the holiday stockings with little items with big impact from our Village Store. Stock up on salt-water taffy, cashew crunch, stick candy, rock candy, wooden nickels, Troy Historic Village keychains, and festive sticker books—all priced affordably for you to grab as many as you can for what you need!




Michigan Maple Syrup Products
If pure Michigan maple syrup isn’t sweet enough for you, try some of our other maple products! Start with some simple variations like Vanilla or Three Bean infused Maple Syrup or even Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, or try some decadent seasonings that will elevate any dish.


Give the Gift of Experience

Create lasting holiday memories by giving the gift of experience to your loved ones this year. These items can be purchased from our website (links provided under descriptions) anytime at your convenience. You are also welcome to stop by the Village during regular hours to purchase the experiences in person. Credit cards and PayPal are accepted on our online purchases.

Family Blacksmithing Class
Schedule a private, 2-hour introductory blacksmithing class just for your family or friend group (maximum 4 people). Ages 9 & up ONLY. Classes are offered on Mondays and Fridays, April – November, but you can book now! Purchase your Family Blacksmithing Class now, and we will contact you mid-march with dates for booking. We can print up a certificate for you to give to your loved one to “unwrap”! Price: THS Members: $220/group or Non-Members: $270/group. Click HERE to purchase your Family Blacksmithing Class, or email for more information.



Watercolor Classes: Winter Birds & Blooms
Do you have an aspiring artist on your gift-giving list? Give the gift of a watercolor class! No experience is necessary in these classes, and all supplies are provided. Register for as many classes as you would like, and if you register for all six classes you’ll receive a discount. These classes are appropriate for adults only (younger artists see below). Price: THS Members: $40/class or $200/6-class series; Non-Members: $45/class or $250/6-class series

Click HERE to learn more about Watercolor Classes this winter where you can purchase your Watercolor Class gift.


Watercolor Classes for Kids and Adults!
Our kid-friendly watercolor classes this winter are a great experience to gift the little ones in your life. Register just the kids, or make it a family outting! No experience is necessary, and all supplies will be provided. These classes are appropriate for ages 8 & up. Price: THS Members: $40/class; Non-Members: $45/class

Click HERE to learn more about kid-friendly Watercolor Classes this winter where you can purchase your Watercolor Class gift.



Troy Historical Society 1-Year Membership
Give your friends and family the Villager experience while supporting local history! In addition to free general admission and discounts on programs and events, Villagers enjoy lots of other benefits. All memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase. If you’re purchasing a Family Blacksmithing Class or Watercolor Classes, you can add a Membership on for the discount on workshop price as well as give a year-long gift! Click HERE for more information about Memberships!



It Takes a Villager T-Shirt:
Show your Village spirit with our spiffy green Village shirt, which comes in men’s and women’s cuts. Pro tip: gift a THS Membership and Villager T-shirt to create your own Village Gift Pack! Price: starts at $24.99/shirt.

Order at and it ships right to your door!

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