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. July 10 Board Meeting noon Member Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site
Tues. Aug. 14 Members Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site
 Tues. Sept. 11 Members Meeting 12:30 pm Williams Site
 Tues. July 3, Sat. Aug. 14, Sat. Sept. 1 and Tues. Sept. 4  Williams Site closed for holidays and private gathering
 Sat. Sept. 22  AUTUMN TEA 11am to 1 pm open for event only.  Must RSVP by Sept. 14th

SCHOOL TOURS

Schools out and the spring visits have come to an end for Davison students.  Every year starting in May our museums come alive with laughter and excitement as hundreds of students experience Davison’s past.

Dedicated volunteers share their knowledge of the area’s history filling young minds with not only facts but interesting stories about our pioneers as well.  At the William’s site they are shown a short film about Davison, do a history scavenger hunt, play history detective and view all the artifacts on display.

The Kitchen Schools is a different type of experience.  Often dressed in 1860’s style clothing the classrooms journey back in time and find themselves doing lessons on slates.  They play games that would be familiar to their great grandparents and sometime rowdy students find themselves wearing the dunce cap.

Helping during these tours is a fund and rewarding experience.  However with several hundred children visiting over a six week period our volunteers are overwhelmed.  We need more help! Please help our children connect with their area’s past.  If you are willing to volunteer even just a few hours next spring contact us.  We would live to have you experience the joy of filling the eager minds of our future.  Contact the museum at 810-653-2286 of Debbie Koski at 810-653-9074.

AUTUMN TEA

Come celebrate the bounty of the Harvest season.  As long, hot summer days give way to the first cool kiss of autumn, many fruits, nuts and vegetables are at their peak flavor.  Apple cakes, pumpkin bread, walnut cookies and other delights filled our pioneer’s tables as they gathered together to enjoy the results of their labor and the generous gifts nature provided.

Come celebrate the first day of autumn with us.  We will share a few stories of Davison’s pioneer past as we sip traditional teas from antique cups and enjoy treats inspired by 19th century recipes.  After we have nourished our bodies we will nourish our creative sides by making a colonial style rag wreath to proudly display in our homes.

The event is for adults only.  There are 32 seats available.  Saturday, September 22nd from 11 am to 1 pm, a $5.00 donation is appreciated but not required.  RSVP by Friday, September 14th to Debbie Koski 810-653-9074.

GRANT APPROVED

The Community Fund of Greater Flint has honored our grant request.  We had hoped to get funding for two showcases, but we were generously granted enough funding for four.  The cases will be build by our volunteers with the cost of materials being covered by the grant.  If you possess any carpentry skills and would be willing to help with this project, please contact the museum.  Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.  The showcases will be portable and used at the Williams site.

GARDEN HELP NEEDED

Help is needed at Kitchen School garden.  Weeds have taken over and our regular volunteers are too few to deep us with the demand.  If you are willing to spare a little time to help improve the appearance of this very visible S W corner of State Road and Bristol please contact Debbie at 810-653-9074.  Your help would be greatly appreciated by everyone who visits or drives by the historic site.

HAVE A WONDERFUL FUN FILLED SUMMER!