Newsletter and Calendar

Calendar of Coming Events 2017

Tuesdays and Saturdays Williams Site (Atherton Road) Open 10 am to 2 pm (Closed July 1 and 4)
Thursdays Downtown Site  Open 10 am to 2 pm
Tues. July  11 Board Meeting Noon – Member Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site
Tues. Aug. 8 Members Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site
Sat. Sept. 2 Museum Closed
Tues. Sept. 12 Members Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site

MUSEUM CLOSING DATES

The Williams Site will be closed on Saturday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 4  for Independence Day weekend and Saturday, September 2 for Labor Day weekend.  Please visit us on any other open date.  Thank you!

SCHOOL TOURS

Thank you to everyone who helped with the school tours this year.  Gates Elementary 4th grade classes were treated to a full school day at Kitchen School.  The teacher for each class taught all the regular lessons but in 1870’s fashion.  The students ate their lunch on the playground then had an old style recess.  When the school bell rang at the end of the day, they felt as though they had visited the past and had a wonderful adventure.

NEW DONATIONS

Eleanor Riegle has generously donated more items from the old Riegle farmstead.  In addition to all the previous treasurers, she has now bestowed upon us a high chair, baby plate, 2 spoons, a rattle and a crib once used by her late husband Melvin who was born in 1927.  The Riegle farm is located on Coldwater Road in Richfield Township.  Many members of the Riegle family have had farms in the township since the mid 1800’s.  We are trying to collect more information on early farms in our area.  If you or someone you know might be able to help us collect information and stories please contact the museum at 810-658-2286 or Debbie Koski at 810-653-9074.  Please come and see our latest treasure.

HAVE A GREAT INDEPENDENCE DAY AND A WONDERFUL SUMMER

REMEMBER FREEDON IS A GIFT GIVEN TO US FORM THE SACRIFICES OF MANY HEROES