Newsletter and Calendar
Calendar of Coming Events 2013
|Thursdays||Museum open 10 am – 2 pm
Closed Nov. 28 Thanksgiving
Closed Dec. 19 & 26 Christmas
|Tues. Oct. 8||Board Meeting 6:30 pm Membership 7:00 pm|
|Tues. Nov. 12||Membership Meeting 7:00 pm|
|Tues. Dec. 10||Christmas Party 6: pm Kitchen School – M15 & Bristol Road|
THE HUNDRED ACRE WOODS
Our Atherton Road site has become affectionately known as the “The Hundred Acre Woods”. Work is nearing completion and we will soon be able to begin moving some artifacts into the building.
The space is beautiful and totally barrier free. The entire floor as well as all the trim and part of the walls were made from trees harvested on the property.
Allen Funeral Home has donated seats from Davison’s Midway Theatre and three large showcases. Davison Township has been extremely generous and has done everything possible to create a space to safely preserve history and where learning experiences can take place.
A grand opening is planned for late spring 2014 as work on access to the site continues. The current museum site on Fourth Street will remain open and we are very grateful to the City of Davison for allowing us to use this location.
Please contact the Museum for further up-dates.
Autumn is a beautiful time in the garden and this is very evident at the Museum and Kitchen School. It is a wonderful time of year to do some volunteer garden work. If you are willing to help please call the Museum and we will make a date to take advantage of your help. Thank You!
Our Christmas party will once again consist of finger food and fellowship at Kitchen School, M15 & Bristol Road.
Davison Township continues to work on the Rockaway Coupe being restored for the Historical Society. The carriage lights have been received. The carriage and sleighs will be used for special events which means we will continue to raise funds for maintenance to keep them in top shape.
We have gathered many of our favorite photographs of the old time Davison Area, added some text and made a book titled “Davison in the Days of the Horse”. The book is available for a five dollar donation to the Davison Area Historical Society. Please consider making a donation to our efforts. The books make wonderful gifts.
DAVISON HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS
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.
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