Newsletter and Calendar

Calendar of Coming Events 2014

Tuesdys & Saturdays   Museum open 10 am – 2 pm to Sept. 30
Williams Site

  Museum open 10 am – 2 pm -
Downtown Site
Tues. July 8   Board Meeting 6:30 pm Membership 7:00 pm – Downtown
Tues. Aug. 12   Membership Meeting 7:00 pm – Downtown
Tues. Sept. 9   Membership Meeting 7:00 pm – Downtown


  Summer 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 on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm from July thru September.  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.


  Two children’s programs are planned at the Williams site this summer.  The programs are designed for ages 4 – 10 and children must be accompanied by an adult.

  Saturday July 19 12:30 pm “Fairies and Dragonflys”.  Children will hear a short story then each child will make either a fairy or a dragonfly from clothespins, flowers, moss and other materials supplied by the Historical Society.  After the craft the children will be served snacks and punch.  When finished each child will create or select something to add the the museum garden which will attract fairies or insect.

  Saturday August 2 12:30 pm “Wilderness Adventure”.  Children will gather in the Williams site museum to receive hiking sticks and supplies.  Each child will make their won trail mix and pack water and snacks to be eaten on the hike.  Everything will be provided by the Historical Society.  Children will learn how to identify some trees and plants and will watch for animal tracks along the trail.  Museum staff will demonstrate how to make an emergency lean-to from the walking sticks and other materials.  Upon returning to the museum the children will make a craft relating to the hike.

  Both programs will be free but donations to help cover the cost are welcome.  Please call by the Tuesday before the event to make sure we will have a spot for your child.(810) 652-6500 


  We are working on a self-guided tour of some of Davison’s historical sites.  The project will consist of Main Street between Flint Street and Mill Street.  A list of businesses which existed around 1889 will be highlighted on a map of modern Davison along with a brief description of the establishment and its owner whenever possible.


  On Saturday August 16 12:30 pm the Williams Museum will host a “Colonial Tea”.  Inspired by Colonial Williamsburg we will be serving 18th century treats and relating some of the customs and traditions observed in the colonies.


  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 –