Newsletter and Calendar

Calendar of Coming Events 2014

Tuesdys & Saturdays
Sat. Oct. 25

Saturdays – Nov.

Tues. Nov. 11

Sat. Dec. 13

  Museum open 10 am – 2 pm in October
Township – Williams Site
Small Museum Network Meeting 9 am to   11:30 am Township – Williams Site
Museum open 10 am – 2 pm Williams Site
Museum open 12 pm – 2:30 pm
Flag Program  by Rachel Haneline at 1 pm
Museum open 10 am – 2 pm Christmas Party Open House – Township – Williams Site
Museum closed Dec. 14, 2014 – Feb. 6, 2015

  Museum open 10 am – 2 pm -
Downtown Site. Closed Dec. 19, 2014 to Jan. 14, 2015
Tues. Oct. 14   Board Meeting 6:30 pm Membership 7:00 pm – Downtown Site
Tues. Nov. 11   Membership Meeting 7:00 pm – Downtown
December   No Membership Meeting. Closed Dec. 19 2014 to Jan.14, 2015 Downtown Site


  Fall 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. Please note the Small Museum Network meeting and the Christmas Party Open House above.  We will also be open by appointment by calling (810) 652-6500 or Debbie Koski at (810) 653-9074.  Winter dates and times will be announced later.  Please call Debbie is you can volunteer to staff the museum on any of the scheduled days.


  The Downtown Site at 263 E. Fourth Street will be open on Saturday, October 11th from 1 pm to 4 pm.  A Time Capsule containing items donated in recognition of Davison’s 125th birthday will be buried on the east side of the Woolley building on the museum property.  Donations of letters, pictures, news articles and other memorabilia may be dropped off at the museum on a Thursday between 10 am and 2 pm or at the City Hall before Friday, October 10.


  The fall meeting of the Small Museum Network will be held on Saturday, October 25th at the Township – Williams Site located at 10069 Atherton Road. Coffee, doughnuts and mingling at 9 am, reports from historical societies from 9:30 to 10:30 followed by games, prizes and lunch.  The museum is decorated for Halloween so feel free to wear a costume.  Please R.S.V.P thy Thursday, October 23rd. 


  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.


  The Historical Society Christmas Party will be held at the Township – Williams Site on Saturday, December 13th.  Please call for details.  658-2286


  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.


  In trying to preserve the history of Davison, the Historical Society has collected many yearbooks; however there are many missing years. If you would be willing to donate a yearbook please call the Museum to check for missing years.


  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.


   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 –