Newsletter and Calendar
Calendar of Coming Events 2015
|Tuesdays and Saturdays
||Township Site (Atherton Road)
Open 10 am to 2 pm beginning April 7th
|Thursdays||Downtown Site. Open 10 am to 2 pm|
|Tues. April 14||Board Meeting 11:30 am Membership 12:00 noon Township Site|
|Sat. May 2
Tues. May 12
|Join Hands Day 10 am to 12 noon Township Site
Membership Meeting 12:00 noon Township Site
|Tues. June 9||Membership Meeting 12:00 noon Township Site|
TOWNSHIP – WILLIAMS SITE
The museum will be open on Tuesdays beginning April 7th. On Tuesday April 14th we will be joined by Daughters of the American Revolution member Margie Neal. She will speak on the subject of “Period Rooms”. Curious? Please plan to join us. The board and membership meetings will also take place prior to the program. Please bring your favorite show’n’tell item to share with the group. The Township has installed tract lighting and outlets in all of the cubicles which has been a remarkable improvement in the displays. We are very grateful for the generosity and support of the Township.
JOIN HANDS DAY
Saturday, May 2nd is “Join Hands Day”. we will have a garden improvement work day sponsored by Gleaners Heritage Arbor 771 from 10 am to 12 noon. Window boxes will be installed and a bird bath and large flower pots will be added to our existing garden at the Township site4. We will also be doing some spring clean-up and adding soil and fertilizer to our flower beds. Other organizations will be joining in the help with the work but we will need many hands in order to finish the project. The Gleaners are financing the improvements and treating everyone who helps to lunch.
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.
MAIN STREET HISTORY WALK
A brochure has been prepared for a self-guided tour of some of Davison’s historical downtown sites. The project highlights the blocks of Main Street between Flint Street and Mill Street. A list of businesses which existed around 1889 is shown on a map of modern Davison along with a brief description of the establishment and its owner whenever possible. Brochures are available at both museum sites.
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 – email@example.com