Newsletter and Calendar

Calendar of Coming Events 2017

Tuesdays and Saturdays Williams Site (Atherton Road) Open 10 am to 2 pm (Closed Nov. 7 and Dec 16 to Mar. 5, 2018)
Thursdays Downtown Site  Open 10 am to 2 pm (Closed Nov. 9 and 23.  Dec 14 to Jan 17, 2018)
Tues. Oct. 10 Board Meeting Noon – Member Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site
Sat. Oct 21 Williams Site open 1 to 5 pm for Township event.
Tues. Nov. 14 Member Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site
Dec. 9 and 10 Sat. and Sun. Williams site open 5:30 to 8 pm for Township event.
Tues. Dec. 12  NO Member Meeting


Williams Site will be closed Tuesday, November 7 for private event and from December 16, 2017 to March 5, 2018. The City Site will be closed November 9 and 23 and December 14, 2017 to January 17, 2018  Please visit us on any other open date.  Thank you!


Numerous items have found their way to the Williams site since our last newsletter.  We will list only a few, you will have to visit us to discover the rest.  Victorian crystal pickle jar with stand and original tongs.  Five butter pat plates.  Seven salt dips.  Cruet set on silver stand.  Quintuplet’s commemorative bowl.  Children’s sand sifter from the 1920’s or 30’s.  Old Faithful High Speed Washer circa 1900.  Also donated was a wooden baby cradle inscribed on the bottom with the words “made by William Clapsaddle Jan. 18, 1900, 11:30 pm.” One can only imagine what circumstance inspired William to make a cradle at 11:30 pm in the middle of January.


A notable improvement has been made at the Kitchen School site.  The Historical Society purchased a large amount of stones and created a double circle around the hard to maintain area surrounding the school’s sign.  This effort should make tending to the garden much easier.  Thanks especially to Terry Wolfe for the use of his truck to haul the ton of stone.


On Saturday, October 21 the museum hours at the Williams site will be from 1 to 5 pm in order to coordinate with the township’s program.  During those hours the museum will be offering refreshments, a slightly spooky atmosphere, candy for trick or treaters and Halloween cartoons in the theatre.  There is no cost for the museum event.  The township’s celebration will include a happily haunted trail, games and wagon rides through the park.  Cost for the township’s event is $5 per child for Davison residents, $7 for non-residents. Age range 0 to 13 years.


Members of the Genesee Green Team Garden Club have been faithfully tending to the garden area at the Williams site.  They have also been the force behind the weeding at the park.  Thank you for all you have done for us.


On December 9, 10 and 15 the museum will be open from 5:30 to 8 pm.  The Township if having their “Trail of Lights” event and we will be open offering refreshments, children’s crafts and tours.  The township’s program will include wagon rides through the beautifully lighted trails, holiday music, pictures with Santa, hot chocolate and more.  It will be a beautiful, fun filled way to enjoy a winters evening.  The whole park becomes a winter wonderland and we encourage everyone to come experience the beauty of nature our area has to offer.

WISHING YOU PEACE, JOY, LOVE AND HOPE THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON AND THROUGHOUT                                                                 THE COMING YEAR.