Storyteller: Howard W. Taylor

Michigan Storyteller

Howard was born, more years ago than we like to admit, on a farm in Northwest Lower Michigan, the only son of a farmer and a school teacher. Upon graduation from a small town high school, he attended college and earned degrees from both Central Michigan University and Michigan State University.

College was followed by a 30-year career in the education profession teaching music and theatre. He also taught American History and Michigan History in the local adult education program.

Upon retirement from teaching, Howard began the endeavor of creating a living-history farm in Crawford County near Grayling. In the course of building Wellington Farm Park, Howard soon discovered that the local area had a most interesting history, and he began researching this material and developing it into stories which he could use in the interpretive and education program he was creating for the farm park. Interviews, historical research and the internet all went into what became days of historical investigation to verify, enhance and embellish the tales of history he was creating. In addition, do to the time-setting of his park, Howard began to investigate people who survived the Great Depression, and thus another cluster of raw material for stories.

Although he especially enjoys telling stories at his park, Howard has now decided to share these stories with other groups in other communities.


Howard Taylor
Wellington Farm
6940 S. Military Road
Grayling, MI 49738
(989) 348-5187


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