Newsletter and Calendar

Calendar of Coming Events 2015

Tuesdays and Saturdays
  Township Site (Atherton Road)
Open 10 am to 2 pm
Thursdays   Downtown Site. Open 10 am to 2 pm
Tues. July 14   Board Meeting 11:30 am Membership 12:00 noon Township Site
Tues. August 11   Membership Meeting 12:00 noon Township Site
Tues. Sept. 8   Membership Meeting 12:00 noon Township Site



  A dugout canoe was recovered from the bottom of a lake in Lapeer by divers back in the 1960’s. It was in a private family’s possession for many years and has recently been donated to our museum.  We are attempting to learn more about its age and discover who its creator was.  We would like to thank Joe Haight for his generous donation and Terry Wolfe for retrieving it for us and for all of his hard work spent creating a special display unit on which it has been mounted. We still have a great deal of research to do in order to create authentic surroundings for this special addition.  Please plan to visit the Township site soon and be part of this exciting venture.


  Thanks to the skills of Richard Winters moving heavy items at the museum will be much easier from now on.  He has made two platform style dollies on large castors which will be especially useful for moving show case and other large items.  He has also made a slanted stand on which to display a cross section of a tree trunk.  Sam Painter has spent a great deal of time counting the rings of the section and  coordinating the rings with certain events.  Thanks guys!


  We were very fortunate recently to receive some items that came with the Seelye family when they journeyed here from Saratoga County New York in the year 1835.  A child’s chair once belonging to Andrew Seelye, a handmade wooden baby cradle and a large spinning wheel were among items donated by Geoffrey & Gretchen Geisz.  Portraits of some of the family members from late 1800’s – early 1900’s were also donated.  All items are on display at the museum located at the Township – Williams Site.


  On June 11th students form Hahn Intermediate School toured the Township Site.  They walked the trails and visited the museum.  We really enjoyed spending time with these bright enthusiastic students and hope to see much more of them in the future.


  We wish to thank everyone who helped make our days with all the second graders who visited Kitchen School a great success.  New this year was a chance for the students to hear stories from someone who attended the school as a youngster.  Basil Merrill was a student in the 1940’s and related many fond, often funny, experiences he had during his school days.  We love the time we got to share with these students and hope they will continue to visit.


  We have been asked to participate in the Back to School Blast on August 18th from 5 to 7 pm.  This is an annual event held by the Davison School District every August for the past ten years.  If we participate we would need members to pass out literature.  Please contact the museum if you are willing to commit to this event.


  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.


  I would like to extend a personal thank you to our crew of faithful volunteers who staff the Museum on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, work on the newsletter, after hours projects and research, help with school tours, gardening, cleaning, repairing and moving equipment and artifacts.  I feel truly blessed to volunteer alongside each of you and I know you make a difference in the lives of many people. Thank you from your president. If you would like to join us, please call the Museum at 658-2286 on Thursdays or leave a message.  Email –