Newsletter and Calendar
Calendar of Coming Events 2014
|Thursdays||Museum open 10 am – 2 pm
Closed until January 30, 2014
|Tues. Feb. 11||Board Meeting 6:30 pm Membership 7:00 pm Nominations for Election|
|Tues. March 11||Membership Meeting 7:00 pm Election of Officers|
THE HUNDRED ACRE WOODS
Our Atherton Road site has become affectionately known as the “The Hundred Acre Woods”. We have been moving artifacts into the building. A Christmas Open House was held December 14th and in spite of some bad weather a great crowd turned out. Thank you to Davison Township for a wonderful facility and to all the volunteers for their hard work.
The space is beautiful and totally barrier free. The entire floor as well as all the trim and part of the walls were made from trees harvested on the property.
Allen Funeral Home has donated seats from Davison’s Midway Theatre and three large showcases. Davison Township has been extremely generous and has done everything possible to create a space to safely preserve history and where learning experiences can take place.
A grand opening is planned for late spring 2014 as work on access to the site continues. The current museum site on Fourth Street will remain open and we are very grateful to the City of Davison for allowing us to use this location.
Please contact the Museum for further up-dates.
DONATIONS FROM RIEGLE FARM
The museum has recently received several donations from Keith and Linda Day. Linda is a descendant of the Riegle family, long time farmers from our area. Among the many donations is a trombone once played by both Andrew and Lester and a few photos of the Richfield band which include them. It isn’t often that we receive artifacts with the stories and photos that go along with them. These items will be on display at the Township site.
DAVISON HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS
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.
PICTURES AND POSTCARDS AVAILABLE
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org