newsletter Oct. Dec. 18 web

Calendar of Coming Events 2018

Tuesdays and Saturdays Williams Site (Atherton Road) Open 10 am to 2 pm
Thursdays Downtown Site  Open 10 am to 2 pm
Tues. Oct. 9 Board Meeting noon Member Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site
Sat. Oct. 20 Wonderfully Wicked Woods 1 to 4 pm Williams Site
 Tues. Nov. 13 Members Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site
 Tues. Nov. 20 and 24Thurs. Nov. 22  Williams Site closed for ThanksgivingCity Site closed for Thanksgiving
 Sat. Dec. 8Dec. 16 to March 1, 2019Thurs. Dec. 13 to Feb. 6, 2019 Victorian Christmas Celebration Noon to 2 pm at Williams SiteWilliams Site closed for the seasonCity Site closed for the season

Genesee Green Team Rocks

Members of the Genesee Green Team Garden Club continue to work hard throughout our community and our museum gardens are among areas where their dedication and skills is appreciably visible. These ladies know what they are doing.

Twice a year they tackle the difficult task of making sense of the Kitchen School jungle but every week trughout the growing season one of their members is busy at the Atherton Rd. site lovingly planting, pulling weeds, cutting back overgrown plants often in the presense of snakes and spiders. Thank you ladies you Rock.

Swing that Hammer Saw that Board

Work continues on the four showcases being built with funding from the grant received from the Community Fund of Greater Flint. Terry Wolfe and Mark Koski are our master carpenters working diligently, skillfully and for free. We really appreciate your help guys. We also want to thank Judy Bernethy for allowing us the use of the work shop and tools on her property. Thank you to everyone who made this project possible.

Autumn Tea

All who attended our Autumn Tea were treated to a wonderful afternoon of good times, good fellowship, good food and more. Everyone enjoyed tasting the various goodies while enjoying the musical stylings of 9 year old guitarist Eliana Campos, granddaughter of Debbie Koski. Her sweetness and innocence echoed in the simplicity of her strumming.

Our newest museum member Nicole Mausolf played some rousing old time folk music on her inherited 100 year old violin. Nicole is a very talented much welcomed addition to our museum family.

Many beautiful rag wreaths wear made by guests who attended the tea. When it came time to depart a parade of red, gold orange, green and brown could be seen leaving the building.

Thank you to all who made this event possible.

Wonderfully Wicked Woods

We will be open during the townships Wonderfully Wicked Woods celebration. There is no charge to particate in activities at the museum but it does not inculde any of the township sponsered events. The museum will have goodies, crafts and maybe even a spooky story in our haunted theatre. We urge our museum staff to please wear costumes if possible and come have fun. Young visitors can spot the troll and get a special treat.

October 20th 1pm – 4pm at Williams site museum 10069 E. Atherton Rd.

There is no charge for this event.

A Victorian Christmas Celebration

On the 8th of December deep in the winter woods a celebration of Christmas will take place. The scent of fresh evergreen boughs, hot mulled cider and cookies will greet visitors as they enter the museum and step back into another era. Enjoy listening to traditional Christmas music while you create a simple decoration for your home. Story telling will take place in the theatre at 12:30pm and 1:30pm and will include the story “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and the story of the First Christmas.

Please join us from 12pm – 2pm at the museum at the Williams Center for Nature and History at 10069 E. Atherton Rd.

Tails and Trail Dec 13th

The museum will be open for a warm up and visit from our furry friends during the townships Tails and Trail event. This will be a great opportunity for your pet to enjoy a walk through the beautifully lighted winter forest and to socialize in the warm museum as their parents explore the area’s history. There may even be a treat or two for both people and pet. Please make sure your pet is on a leash!

At the Williams site museum (10069 E. Atherton Rd.) Dec 13th 6pm – 7:30pm.

Reminder of Closing Dates

The museums will be closed on the following dates;

Williams Site 10069 E. Atherton Rd.

Nov. 20th

Nov. 24th

Dec. 13th – Mar. ? (to be announced)

City Site 263 E. Fourth St.

Nov. 22nd

Dec. 13th – Feb. 7th

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, a Blessed Christmas and a Prosperous New Year