Newsletter and Calendar
Calendar of Coming Events 2015
|Saturdays||Township Site (Atherton Road)
Open 10 am to 2 pm beginning Feb. 7th
|Thursdays||Downtown Site. Open 10 am to 2 pm beginning January 15th
|Tues. Jan. 13||Board Meeting 11:30 am Membership 12:00 noon Downtown Site|
|Tues. Feb. 17||Membership Meeting 12:00 noon Downtown Site – Nominations|
|Tues. Mar. 10||Membership Meeting 12:00 noon – Election|
TOWNSHIP – WILLIAMS SITE WINTER HOURS
Winter hours have been set for the Museum at the Robert Williams Nature and Historical Learning Center location at 10069 Atherton Rd., in Davison Twp. The Museum will be open as noted above. We will also be open by appointment by calling (810) 652-6500 or Debbie Koski at (810) 653-9074. Please call Debbie if you can volunteer to staff the museum on any of the scheduled days.
SMALL MUSEUM NETWORK MEETING
The fall meeting of the Small Museum Network was held on Saturday, October 25th at the Township – Williams Site located at 10069 Atherton Road. The attendance was very good and sharing of projects and ideas was helpful.
We were very fortunate recently to receive some items that came with the Seelye family when they journeyed here from Saratoga County New York in the year 1835. A child’s chair once belonging to Andrew Seelye, a handmade wooden baby cradle and a large spinning wheel were among items donated by Geoffrey & Gretchen Geisz. Portraits of some of the family members from late 1800’s – early 1900’s were also donated. All items are on display at the museum located at the Township – Williams Site.
CHRISTMAS PARTY OPEN HOUSE
The Historical Society Christmas Party Open House was held at the Township – Williams Site on Saturday, December 13th. It was a great success with a very large attendance and fun for all. Thank you to all the volunteers whose special decorating skills turned the museum into a Christmas wonderland.
We desperately need a copy machine at the Township Site in order to make copies for visitors and special events. The Society is also in need of a display unit for the Township Site for our Seelyeville artifacts.
MAIN STREET HISTORY WALK
A brochure has been prepared for a self-guided tour of some of Davison’s historical downtown sites. The project highlights the blocks of Main Street between Flint Street and Mill Street. A list of businesses which existed around 1889 is shown on a map of modern Davison along with a brief description of the establishment and its owner whenever possible. Brochures are available at both museum sites.
If you have any old photos of the Davison area or its inhabitants we would love to copy them. We do not have to keep your originals. Simply call the museum at 658-2286 or email us and set up a time to meet us there. Our photographer, Daniel Pozarek, will use his special equipment to photograph your originals while you wait.
The museum does not have funds to purchase artifacts or information so we are extremely grateful for any tiny bit we can acquire through donations. The people in our area have been very generous and great supporters of our efforts. Without the community we would not exist.
PICTURES AND POSTCARDS AVAILABLE
The museum has copies of some old photos showing different views and buildings of Davison. A catalog of these photos is at the museum and copies can be ordered from the museum for a donation. A selection of postcards is also available.
We would like to extend a special thank you to our crew of faithful volunteers who staff the Museum on Thursdays and help with school tours, gardening, cleaning, repairing and moving equipment and artifacts. If you would like to join us, please call the Museum at 658-2286 on Thursdays or leave a message. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org