Newsletter and Calendar

Calendar of Coming Events 2016

Tuesdays and Saturdays Williams Site (Atherton Road) Open 10 am to 2 pm
Thursdays Downtown Site. Open 10 am to 2 pm
Tues. Oct. 11 Board Meeting 12:00 noon Membership 12:30 noon Williams Site
Tues. Nov. 8  Membership Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site
 Thurs. Nov. 24  City Site closed for Thanksgiving
Tues. Dec. 6 Williams Site will be closed for private event.


The Williams Site will be closed on Saturday, December 17 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 17th.  The City Site will be closed on Thursday, December 15 and will reopen on Thursday, January 19.


Long time museum member Richard (Dick) Winters passed away July 13, 2016.  His absence will be felt for a very long time.  Dick was well known and loved throughout the community for his numerous volunteer efforts.  He was construction captain during the building of the Davison Playscape  in 1997 and was chair of the volunteer Playscape maintenance committee for the next 17 years.  His work on behalf of the Gleaners helped beautify several communities and his abilities and knowledge were in constant demand by members organizations and groups including the Historical Society.  The book shelves, display cases, flower boxes, Woolley Building roof and many other areas of our museums contain the fingerprint of Dick and his buddies.  Thank you Dick for being a true and faithful friend and asset to all.


United States Daughters of 1812 had a dedication for War of 1812 Patriot Samuel Winship on Monday, September 19, 2016.  The event took place at the Perry McFarlen Cemetery in Grand Blanc.  Samuel Winship was an ancestor of museum member Samuel Painter who passed away in March of this year.  Sam worked diligently to gather all the information needed to recognize his ancestor as a patriot of the conflict but unfortunately did not live to see the fruit of his efforts.  Samuel Winship served as a private under the command of Captain Joseph Deyo in the regiment commanded by Colonel James Tallmage and Lt. Colonel Hardenburg from September 8, 1813 to November 8, 1813.  He served the following year from August 18, 1814 to September 18, 1814 as Sargent under the command of Captain Benjamin Denning.  Both units Samuel served in were part of the New York State Militia.  Samuel Winship’s gravestone now proudly bears the marker designating it as the grave of a Patriot of the War of 1812.


We would like to thank the Genesee Green Team Garden Club for helping us to maintain the gardens at Kitchen School and the Williams Site.  The garden group will be having a meeting at the Williams Site on Tuesday, November 1.  The museum will be closed on Tuesday, December 6th for the club’s private Christmas party.  Thank you Genesee Green Team for all your hard work.


The City of Davison is holding it Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 8th.  We would like to open the city museum for a couple of hours on that day but need volunteers to staff it.  On Saturday, October 22 from 1 to 5 pm the township is celebrating “Wonderfully Wicked Woods” at the north house of the Williams Site.  The museum will be open regular hours of 10 am to 2 pm.  The township is holding it’s Christmas program “Williams Winter Wonderland” on Saturday, December 10th.  Our museum on the site will be open from 10 am to 2 pm.  Volunteers are needed for all events.  Please call Debbie at 810 653 9074 if you are able to help.