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Event: Music in Detroit before Motown
Date: Sun 21 Oct 2012 - Sun 21 Oct 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bentley Library, 1150 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, (734) 996-0603
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Our October meeting will be a joint meeting with the Friends of the Bentley Library with Lars Bjorn. The topic will be on music in Detroit, pre-Motown.

Free and open to the public. Bring a friend!

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Rest in Peace The Washtenaw Way of Death
Date: Sun 16 Sep 2012 - Sun 16 Sep 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bentley Historical Library
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Did you know that in the early days of the funeral industry families would hold funerals in their own homes? Or that the actual “funeral home” was used to store supplies such as a horse drawn hearse, caskets or a mobile organ? Or that a “cooling board,” was a precursor to embalming? Learn about the fascinating history of the funeral industry from guest speaker Michael Mitchell, co-owner and manager of Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home (established in Chelsea, Michigan in1853). Discover how we now look to the past, to move forward with green burials and much more.

Directions: Google Map Directions to the Bentley Historical Library
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Museum on Main Street Exhibit Open House
Date: Sun 8 Jul 2012 - Sun 8 Jul 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor
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You are invited to a reception at the Museum on Main Street to celebrate the opening of "What's in a Name? Street, Roads & Stories of Washtenaw County" exhibit.

The exhibit will run through September 10, 2012.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions to the Museum on Main Street
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Whats in a Name Streets, Roads, and Storeis of Washtenaw County
Date: Sun 17 Jun 2012 - Mon 10 Sep 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor
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Using artifacts from our collection, “What’s in a Name? Streets, Roads & Stories of Washtenaw County” tells some of the stories behind the people and events that shaped this area. You’ll see the historical tandem bicycle that Junius and Ella Beal rode around Washtenaw County and the world, and law books used by John Allen and James Kingsley. You’ll find arrowheads, maps, photographs and paintings. There are dresses, fans, a set of hair jewelry, military items and many more historical treasures from our early residents and founders. There is even an interactive map to explore.

The exhibit runs through September 10, 2012 at the Museum on Main Street.
Hours are 12 Noon - 4PM on Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. If you see a white van in the parking lot during the week, stop in! Groups are welcome.

Free and open to the public
Directions: Google Map Directions to the Museum on Main Street
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: 2012 Annual Meeting
Date: Wed 16 May 2012 - Wed 16 May 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Milan Senior & Community Center, 45 Neckel Court, Milan, MI
Description:

2012 Annual Meeting of the Washtenaw County Historical Society.

Potluck Dinner begins at 6:30 PM.
There will be a short program at 7:30 PM with a
special guest speaker followed by the election of officers.

Bring a dish to pass for 8 people.
Beverages and dinnerware provided.

Directions: Directions to Milan Senior & Community Center
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Bad Habits
Date: Sun 15 Apr 2012 - Sun 15 Apr 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bethel United Church of Christ, 10425 Bethel Church Road, Manchester, MI
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University of Michigan Professor and WCHS Board member Michelle McClellan will talk about our current exhibit at the Museum on Main Street. "Bad Habits" tells a history of alcohol and drugs in the culture and industry of Washtenaw County.

Six free monthly programs are a WCHS membership benefit.

Bring a Friend!

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Wicked Washtenaw County
Date: Sun 18 Mar 2012 - Sun 18 Mar 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bentley Library, 1150 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, (734) 996-0603
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Washtenaw County has a dark and sordid history, filled with unexplained murders, vicious crimes, planned disappearances and other strange happenings.

Join local historian, storyteller and author James Mann to learn more!

Free and open to the public. Bring a friend!

The WCHS Gift Shop has copies of both books Wicked Ann Arbor and Wicked Washtenaw County available for purchase at $20 each. Order online or call 734-662-9092 to reserve your copies

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: The Underground Railroad in Michigan
Date: Sun 19 Feb 2012 - Sun 19 Feb 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Pittsfield Township Administration Building,6201 Michigan Ave. (at Platt Road), Ann Arbor, MI
Description:

Drawing on the research for her recently published book, The Underground Railroad in Michigan, Carol E. Mull, will present a program detailing the history of Underground Railroad activities in the state and this area. Ms. Mull will take questions and have books available for purchase and signing.

Ms. Mull is a founding member and current Chairperson of the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission, a historic preservationist and an Underground Railroad scholar.

Free and open to the public. Bring a friend!
Directions: Pittsfield Township Administration Building
6201 Michigan Ave. (at Platt Road)
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Bad Habits: Drinks, Drags and Drugs in Washtenaw County History
Date: Sat 4 Feb 2012 - Sun 29 Apr 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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EXHIBIT OPENING!
Saturday & Sunday
February 4 & 5
12 - 4 PM

Explore the history you alcohol and drugs in the culture and industry of Washtenaw County. See medicine bottles from historic local pharmacies, memorabilia from local bars, and recipe books with popular cure-alls, historical photographs, posters, news articles, and documents. Help us collect a record of your favorite local watering holes, past and present and include your own memories of bar culture in the county.

This exhibit is an collaboration with the University of Michigan LSA Research Theme Semester titled: "Hooked: Addiction, Society, Culture" in conjunction with the UM Substance Abuse Research Center and the Washtenaw County Historical Society -- Museum on Main Street.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Christmas Past to Present Exhibit
Date: Sun 27 Nov 2011 - Sun 8 Jan 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Christmas Past to Present Exhibit Opening & Reception

When was the first Christmas card sent? Who is Santa and why do we kiss under the mistletoe? Learn the origins of our modern blend of Christmas traditions, celebrations, symbols , and icons in this family-friendly exhibit. HAVE HANDS-ON FUN! Creative materials will be available for making festive holiday cards, decorations, paper chains, wreaths, and more to take home or share with others.

Exhibit open November 27 through January 8, 2012
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 Noon--4 PM
Weekdays by appointment.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Culinary Chat in Chelsea
Date: Sun 20 Nov 2011 - Sun 20 Nov 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Chelsea Retirement Community Theatre
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Please join us for a fun and casual conversation between two friends who volunteer with the Longone Culinary Collection at the University of Michigan Clements Library. PHIL ZARET will share his experiences of reading through thousands of hand-written diaries and manuscripts for culinary references to create a searchable database with over 5,000 entries. JOANNE NESBIT will share what cookbooks, ephemera and artifacts can tell us about our history. You can share your own culinary memories!

Six free monthly programs are a benefit of WCHS membership. Bring a Friend!

Directions: Chelsea Retirement Community, Theater 805 W. Middle Street • Chelsea, Michigan
Contact: Museum on Main Street 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Giving It All Away The Story of William W Cook and His Michigan Law Quadrangle
Date: Sun 16 Oct 2011 - Sun 16 Oct 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Malletts Creek Branch Library, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI
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Margaret Leary, former Director of the Law Library at UM, will speak about her new book Giving it All Away The Story of William W. Cook and His Michigan Law Quadrangle.

This is a joint program with the Ann Arbor District Library. This educational program is free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Fallen Women and Female Felons
Date: Sun 18 Sep 2011 - Sun 18 Sep 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bentley Library, 1150 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, (734) 996-0603
Description:

Fallen Women & Female Felons presented by Susan Nenadic

While the vast majority of known criminals were men, Washtenaw County did have some interesting women involved in crime. Their crimes range from petty ones such as pickpocketing and prostitution to the leader of a burglary gang involved in murder and a stock market scam artist. This program includes discussion of how the State of Michigan handled female convicts and the career of Emma A. Hall who was an early prison reformer and the first woman in Michigan to receive a state appointment.

Susan Nenadic has taught women’s history for non-credit classes at Washtenaw Community College, University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University.

This educational program is free and open to the public.

***additional parking is available across the street**

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Celebrate the 4th of July Weekend at the Museum on Main Street
Date: Sat 2 Jul 2011 - Sun 3 Jul 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
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Celebrate the 4th of July Weekend at the Museum on Main Street Saturday & Sunday July 2 - 3, 2011 • 12 Noon-4 PM 500 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor

Make a Grapevine Holiday Decoration to keep or share! Make a Card to thank a local Veteran!

Refreshments served.

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day of patriotic parades and celebrations, concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag and honor the armed forces. Check out our Civil War Exhibit “Behind the Lines” to learn more about the war that followed 85 years later.

Everyone is invited to this fun, free and family-friendly activity.

The exhibit runs through October 23. Group tours are available, call 734-662-9092.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Celebrate Memorial Day at Your Museum
Date: Sat 28 May 2011 - Sat 28 May 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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The Washtenaw County Historical Society invites you to a fun, free and family-friendly event. Join us to celebrate Memorial Day as it was originally conceived–-Decoration Day. You can make a small wreath to take with you to decorate your home or the resting places of loved ones. You can also make a card to thank a Veteran, that will be delivered to the Ann Arbor VA Hospital. All craft supplies are provided and refreshments will be served. Call 734-662-9092 to reserve your wreath or email wchs-500@ameritech.net.

The first Decoration Days were celebrated in the years after the Civil War when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers across the country. While you are at the Museum, enjoy our current exhibit, “Behind the Lines” to learn more about the war that Memorial Day first honored. So while you are out enjoying the three day weekend, stop in and take some time to honor the courageous men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice‚ those who gave their lives to protect our country and defend our right to enjoy the freedom we so treasure.

The "Behind the Lines: Horses, Hardtack, Hearbeats & Heroes" exhibit takes you behind the lines of the Civil War battlefront to reveal the back-story of the Union army experience, highlighting the important contributions made by residents of Michigan and Washtenaw County. You will encounter the ordinary, unsung details that shaped the experience of Washtenaw County men and women in the 1860s. You will learn about tents, horses, music and flags; meet a variety of Washtenaw County soldiers; and appreciate the memory of America’s deadliest war. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the American Civil War.

The exhibit runs through October 23. Group tours are available, call 734-662-9092.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Washtenaw County Historical Society Annual Meeting
Date: Wed 18 May 2011 - Wed 18 May 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 N Main Street Street, Ann Arbor
Description:

The Washtenaw County Historical Society Annual Meeting

The Potluck dinner begins at 6:30. There will be a short program at 7:30 followed by the election of officers. Guest speaker Matt Adair will present a program about the Civil War GAR (Grand Army of the Republic).

Bring a dish for eight to pass. Beverages and dinnerware provided. There is free parking in the building lot. A ramp is accessible from Main Street. See you there!

Directions: Ann Arbor Community Center at 625 N Main Street, Ann Arbor.
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: The Civil War
Date: Sun 17 Apr 2011 - Sun 17 Apr 2011
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Education Auditorium, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital 5305 Elliott Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Description:

Tom Collier on the Civil War -- a joint meeting with Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Civil War exhibit and Reception Behind the Lines Open House
Date: Sun 10 Apr 2011 - Sun 10 Apr 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
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Civil War Exhibit Opening & Reception

This exhibit takes you behind the lines of the Civil War battlefront to reveal the back story of the Union army experience, highlighting the important contributions made by residents of Michigan and Washtenaw County. It will be open April 10--October 23 on Saturdays and Sundays, 12 Noon--4 PM.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: How to Research Write and Publish a Book
Date: Sun 20 Mar 2011 - Sun 20 Mar 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor (734) 327-4200
Description:

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092.
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Date: Thu 24 Feb 2011 - Thu 24 Feb 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor
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Brown Bag Lunch Talk
2nd and 4th Thursday, 12-1 PM
In January and February
Bring your lunch and join us.

Presented by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area as part of the "Liberty Awakes in Washtenaw County -- When Women Won the Vote" exhibit now at the Museum on Main Street.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Date: Thu 24 Feb 2011 - Thu 24 Feb 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor
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Brown Bag Lunch Talk
2nd and 4th Thursday, 12-1 PM
In January and February
Bring your lunch and join us.

Presented by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area as part of the "Liberty Awakes in Washtenaw County -- When Women Won the Vote" exhibit now at the Museum on Main Street.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Date: Thu 24 Feb 2011 - Thu 24 Feb 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor
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Brown Bag Lunch Talk
2nd and 4th Thursday, 12-1 PM
In January and February
Bring your lunch and join us.

Presented by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area as part of the "Liberty Awakes in Washtenaw County -- When Women Won the Vote" exhibit now at the Museum on Main Street.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Date: Thu 24 Feb 2011 - Thu 24 Feb 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor
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Brown Bag Lunch Talk
2nd and 4th Thursday, 12-1 PM
In January and February
Bring your lunch and join us.

Presented by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area as part of the "Liberty Awakes in Washtenaw County -- When Women Won the Vote" exhibit now at the Museum on Main Street.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Electric Trolleys of Washtenaw County
Date: Sun 20 Feb 2011 - Sun 20 Feb 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Chelsea Retirement Community, 805 West Middle Street Chelsea, MI 48118-1397 (734) 475-8633
Description:

H. Mark Hildebrandt, retired pediatrician and life-long student of history, will talk about his latest book on the long-gone street cars that travelled between Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and environs.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Liberty Awakes Open House
Date: Sun 16 Jan 2011 - Sun 16 Jan 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main (at E. Kingsley & Beakes St.)
Description: liberty_awakes_01.jpgYou are invited to learn more about a movement that led to the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. This exhibit is coordinated by The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. It brings a unique insight into the women’s suffrage movement in Washtenaw County. Join us and discover the events, supporters and detractors that impacted the movement in southeast Michigan.
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Liberty Awakes in Washtenaw County When Women Won the Vote
Date: Sat 8 Jan 2011 - Sun 27 Feb 2011
Location: Museum on Main Street
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Exhibit at the Museum on Main Street

View original and replica artifacts and memorabilia–everything from broadsides, banners and voiceless speech scripts to a tea set, parade dresses and cookbook recipes for the cause.

Presented by The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

The exhibit is open daily 12 pm to 4 pm.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Women's Suffrage
Date: Sun 21 Nov 2010 - Sun 21 Nov 2010
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bentley Library, 1150 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, (734) 996-0603
Description:

“Why did Washtenaw County vote against suffrage, not once, but twice?” You are invited to get the answer to that question, and learn more about a movement that led to the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Jeanine DeLay and Zoe Behnke from the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, will bring a unique insight into the woman’s suffrage movement in Washtenaw County. Join us and discover the events, supporters and detractors that impacted the movement in southeast Michigan. This program is free and open to the public!

***PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION***

Please bring your stories, buttons, banners and memories about the first time your mother or grandmother voted.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Big House Tour
Date: Sun 17 Oct 2010 - Sun 17 Oct 2010
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Junge Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan (between Crisler Arena and Michigan Stadium)
Description:

Dr. Robert Soderstrom, author of “The Big House, Fielding H. Yost and the Building of Michigan Stadium”, will talk on the history of Michigan Stadium followed by a tour of the newly renovated stadium.

The Big House Tour is limited to the first 30 WCHS members. Please call the Museum on Main Street to reserve your spot now, 662-9092.

For information on other tours this fall, go to

http://alumni.umich.edu/events/big-house-tours

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Grand Opening Open House
Date: Sun 26 Sep 2010 - Sun 26 Sep 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Description:

Come celebrate the opening of the new exhibit at the Museum on Main Street, "Industry & the Arts in Chelsea, Michigan." The exhibit opens September 25 and runs through November 28.

Light refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public.

Directions:

Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street (at Beakes and Kingsley)
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Industry and Arts in Chelsea Michigan
Date: Sat 25 Sep 2010 - Sun 28 Nov 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
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The Chelsea Area Historical Society presents an exhibit, "Industry & Arts in Chelsea, Michigan."

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Pease Kit Homes
Date: Sun 19 Sep 2010 - Sun 19 Sep 2010
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bethel United Church of Christ, 10425 Bethel Church Road, Manchester, MI
Description:

Brian Williams, Associate Archivist at the Bentley Historical Library, will talk about Pease kit homes.

When the housing inspector pointed out the stenciled joists to the new owner of a 1947 Cape Cod, it set off a search to find who manufactured the kit home. At first it was easier to find out who did NOT make the house. Research determined it was built by the Pease Woodwork Company n Cincinnati. The speaker will talk about his research on postwar kit homes and the Pease company.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Special Quilt Showing
Date: Fri 6 Aug 2010 - Fri 6 Aug 2010
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
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A special showing for The Quilting Season customers.

The Quilting Season
7025 E. Michigan Ave., Suite A3
Saline, MI 48176
http://www.thequiltingseason.com/

Very limited free parking (5 to 10 cars) on site - carpooling encouraged - otherwise metered city parking is nearby.

Please phone The Quilting Season to reserve a place: 734.429.2900.

No fee to the shop. Free and open to the public.
Museum on Main Street donations always appreciated.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: MoMS Quilts from the WCHS Collection
Date: Sat 17 Jul 2010 - Sun 5 Sep 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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An exhibit of the over 20 quilts in the collection of the Washtenaw County Historical Society. Many from the 19th century.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: WCHS Annual Meeting and Potluck
Date: Wed 19 May 2010 - Wed 19 May 2010
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Kiwanis Activity Center, 200 S. First St., Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Description:

2010 annual meeting of the Washtenaw County Historical Society.

Pot Luck Supper and Election of Officers.

Dale R. Leslie, retired businessman, columnist, WCHS board member and Kiwanis Club member will give a tour and history of the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor.

Bring a dish to pass for 6-8 people. WCHS will provide utensils and beverages.

Free and open to the public.

Directions:

Kiwanis Activity Center
Second Floor
200 S. First St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
www.aakiwanis.org
734-665-0450

Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: A Step Back in Time A Walking Tour of Historic Ann Arbor
Date: Sun 16 May 2010 - Sun 16 May 2010
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
Description:

A Step Back in Time - A Walking Tour of Historic Ann Arbor

Description & Difficulty: In conjunction with the Washtenaw Wanderers Volkssporting Club, this walk will incorporate a narrative (downloadable to your personal listening device) of the historical locations and people who have lived in this town. The route takes walkers to Kerrytown, UM Central Campus, Downtown Ann Arbor, the Old West Side, and Lowertown. This event is rated 1+ due to hilly terrain on city sidewalks (on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being easiest).

Free parking available at the Ann St./Ashley St. parking structure.

More Event Information

Directions: Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Contact: Stefan Szumko (734) 649-5024
Email: washtenawwanderer@blogspot.com
 
Event: Ninety Years of Lake Michigan Crossings
Date: Sun 18 Apr 2010 - Sun 18 Apr 2010
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Traverwood Branch, Ann Arbor District Library, 3333 Traverwood Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (734) 327-4200
Description:

A lecture by Grant Brown of Frankfort, Michigan on the history of the Ann Arbor Railroad car ferry.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: The Restoration of 1526 Pontiac Trail
Date: Sun 21 Mar 2010 - Sun 21 Mar 2010
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, Michigan (734) 482-4110
Description:

A lecture by painter and preservationist, Pat McCauley, on the history of his 1840s house and the restoration that won him a Rehabilitation Award from the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Exhibit: Use it or Lose it, Historic Preservation in Washtenaw County
Date: Sat 6 Mar 2010 - Sun 20 Jun 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street at Beakes Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Description:

For the spring we will be featuring historic preservation to coincide with the Michigan Historic Preservation Network's 30th annual preservation conference in Ann Arbor in May.

Come and see what local Washtenaw communities are doing to preserve their historic buildings and artifacts.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Art Work of Washtenaw County, 1893
Date: Sun 21 Feb 2010 - Sun 21 Feb 2010
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor (734) 327-4200
Description:

A lecture by Retired U-M Architecture Professor Kingsbury Marzolf, and Former Kempf House Museum Curator Wystan Stevens.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Firefly the Clown Comes to the Museum on Main Street
Date: Sat 12 Dec 2009 - Sun 13 Dec 2009
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
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Come join Firefly the Clown to celebrate the opening of "Toys in Trainland" exhibit at the Museum on Main Street.

Children Welcome!

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Trains in Toyland
Date: Sat 12 Dec 2009 - Sun 24 Jan 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street at Beakes Street
Ann Arbor, MI
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Back by popular demand! This year we will have dolls and doll houses as well as model trains.

Children Welcome! We will have projects for kids of all ages.

We will have volunteers from the Ann Arbor Doll Collectors and Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club to answer questions about the dolls and trains every weekend. The volunteers will alternate days beginning with trains on Saturday, Dec. 12 and dolls on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Firefly the Clown will in the museum on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 from 1-3 pm to perform her magic tricks.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Ann Arbor Railroad Then and Now
Date: Sun 15 Nov 2009 - Sun 15 Nov 2009
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Glacier Hills Retirement Community, Hanson Room, 1200 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor, MI
Description:

Ann Arbor Railroad – Then & Now by Dave Harrell, president of the Ann Arbor Railroad Technical & Historical Association.

Free and open to the public.

Ann Arbor Railroad Technical & Historical Association

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Mildred MacGregor, World War II Front Line Nurse
Date: Sun 18 Oct 2009 - Sun 18 Oct 2009
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bentley Library, 1150 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, (734) 996-0603
Description:

Mildred MacGregor, will present an impromptu question and answer program on her experiences during World War II.

Mildred A. Radawiec, Army Nurse Corps was part of the Third Auxiliary Surgical Group during World War II and was stationed in England, North Africa, France and Germany. She is 96 years old and lives in Ann Arbor.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: The Mysterious Death of Dan Corey
Date: Sun 20 Sep 2009 - Sun 20 Sep 2009
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hanson Room, Glacier Hills Retirement Community, 1200 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (734) 769-6410
Description:

A lecture by local historian, James Mann, on "The Mysterious Death of Dan Corey."

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Murder, Mayhem and Mischief Come to Washtenaw County
Date: Sat 29 Aug 2009 - Sun 29 Nov 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
Description:

Murders, thefts, scams and riots are not unique to the 21st century. Research by the WCHS exhibition committee has revealed that these crimes and more were committed in Washtenaw County in the 19th century.

Opening August 29 and running through November 29, "Murder, Mayhem and Mischief: Crime in Wastenaw County in the 19th Century." will give Museum on Main Street visitors an opportunity to learn how thes crimes were committed and solved and how the perpetrators were punished -- or not!

Visitors are invited to test their own observations, knowledge and intellectual skills in crime solving.

Watch Impressions, The Washtenaw County Historical Society's web page (www.washtenawhistory.org), ads in the Ann Arbor Observer and listing in the Observer's event calendar for public programs related to this exhibition.

Free and open to the public.

Directions:

Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street at Beakes Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: 2009 Annual Meeting
Date: Wed 20 May 2009 - Wed 20 May 2009
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Milan Senior & Community Center, 45 Neckel Court, Milan, MI
Description:

2009 annual meeting of the Washtenaw County Historical Society.

Pot Luck Supper and Election of Officers.

Sara Ford, president of Milan Area Historical Society, will show a DVD of a collection of old home movies and slides, MILAN IN THE MOVIES

Bring a dish to pass for 6-8 people. WCHS will provide utensils and beverages.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Directions to Milan Senior & Community Center
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: The Toledo War
Date: Sun 19 Apr 2009 - Sun 19 Apr 2009
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hanson Room, Glacier Hills Retirement Community, 1200 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (734) 769-6410
Description:

Lecture by Don Faber

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Transportation History Collection
Date: Sun 15 Mar 2009 - Sun 15 Mar 2009
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Special Collections Library
Hatcher Graduate Library, 7th floor
920 N University Ave # 711
Ann Arbor 48109
(734) 764-9377
Description:

Lecture by Kathleen Dow

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Direction to the Harlan Hatcher Library
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Coming to Washtenaw County 1820 to Present
Date: Sun 1 Mar 2009 - Wed 1 Jul 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
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An exhibit depicting the story of immigrants coming to Washtenaw County from 1820 to present. The exhibit focuses on why people at first did not come to Washtenaw County and why they finally did.

The exhibit is arranged by ethnic groups with representative stories from throughout Washtenaw County. One room features immigration since 1950.

The exhibit has many interactive elements and two monthly contests offering $10 and $20 certificates to our gift shop.

Children welcome! A free, special guide & workbook for your child to make his or her visit to the Museum on Main Street a special experience.

Volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County will be at the museum the first Sunday of the month during the exhibition to help patrons discover their own immigrant story.

Get a head start on your genealogy! Download a "Genealogy Worksheet," fill it out, and bring it with you on Sunday to the Museum on Main Street

** SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM ON MAIN STREET **

March 1 -- Genealogy Workshop

April 5 -- Genealogy Workshop

April 26 -- Greek icon painting demonstration by Faye Sekaros **CANCELLED**

May 3 -- Genealogy Workshop

May 31 -- Ann Ann Chinese Center of Michigan and the Michigan Taiwanese-American Organization performing music and Chinese yo-yos. Performances at 2 pm and 3 pm.

June 7 -- Genealogy Workshop

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: ARCHEOLOGY OF 1015 WALL STREET AND LOWER TOWN
Date: Sun 15 Feb 2009 - Sun 15 Feb 2009
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History
1109 Geddes Ave
Ann Arbor 48109
(734) 764-0478
Description:

Lecture with Henry Wright, Ph.D.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Directions to the UM Museum of Natural History
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: TRAINS IN TOYLAND
Date: Sat 13 Dec 2008 - Sun 25 Jan 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street at Beakes Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Description: Trains in Toyland

Click here for more information on the Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: A HISTORY of the UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN MEDICAL SCHOOL
Date: Sun 16 Nov 2008 - Sun 16 Nov 2008
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ann Arbor District Library
343 South Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor
(734) 327-4200
Description:

Lecture by David Bloom, MD.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Directions to the Ann Arbor District Library
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: FOX GRAVEL PIT ANCIENT BOTANY AND GEOLOGY
Date: Sun 19 Oct 2008 - Sun 19 Oct 2008
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Washtenaw County Library Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor 48108
(734) 973-4350‎
Description:

Lecture with John Russell.

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Directions to the Washtenaw County Library Learning Center
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: YMCA SERVING the ANN ARBOR COMMUNITY for 150 YEARS
Date: Sun 21 Sep 2008 - Sun 21 Sep 2008
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library
2359 Oak Valley Dr
Ann Arbor 48108
(734) 327-4200
Description: 2008_ymca_logo.jpg

Lecture with Cathi Duchon and Dan Maier

Free and open to the public.

Directions: Directions to Pittsfield Branch of Ann Arbor District Library
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: YMCA SERVING the ANN ARBOR COMMUNITY for 150 YEARS EXHIBIT
Date: Sun 21 Sep 2008 - Sat 22 Nov 2008
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street at Beakes Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Description: 2008_ymca_logo.jpgThe Ann Arbor YMCA wil celebrate 150 years of community service with an historical display at the Washtenaw County Historical Society's Museum on Main Streeet starting Wednesday, September 17, 2008. The YMCA's collection of photographs, documents, memorabilia and video interviews with local citizens traces the start of the first YMCA by University of Michigan students to the Ann Arbor YMCA of today.
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Tying the Knot in Washtenaw County 1830 to 1950 Exhibit
Date: Wed 11 Jun 2008 - Wed 13 Aug 2008
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street at Beakes Street
Ann Arbor, MI
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This exhibit offers a look at the convention of weddings in Washtenaw County 1830 through the1950’s. This exhibit highlights the dresses from our collection such as the Yost, Beal and Safford dresses, and customs of weddings in the county. It is a refreshing surprise to see how very much customs have changed and how much they have not.

Open House, Sunday, June 15, from 12 - 4 p.m. featuring vintage cake topper’s on loan to the Museum and cake to be shared by visitors!

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: WCHS Annual Meeting
Date: Wed 21 May 2008 - Wed 21 May 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Rentschler Farm, 1265 E. Michigan Avenue, Saline, Michigan
Description: farming_1910.jpgWashtenaw County Historical Society Annual Meeting Potluck supper & election of officers. Bring a dish for eight to pass. The Society will provide ham, beverages, plates, and eating utensils. .
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Mainstreet, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Restoration of the St Helena Lighthouse with Scout Troop 4
Date: Sun 20 Apr 2008 - Sun 20 Apr 2008
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hanson Room, Glacier Hills Retirement Community, 1200 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (734) 769-6410
Description: Dick Moehl will talk about the restoration of the lighthouse on St. Helena with Ann Arbor Boy Scout Troop 4. The St. Helena lighthous is located in Straits of Mackinac and dates from the early 1870s.
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092.
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Womens History Prior to 1918
Date: Sun 16 Mar 2008 - Sun 16 Mar 2008
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
Description: Talk by WCHS's own Susan Nededic.
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092.
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: The Kitchen 1830 to 1950 Exhibit
Date: Wed 5 Mar 2008 - Wed 11 Jun 2008
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street at Beakes Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Ann Arbor Buildings and Architecture
Date: Sun 17 Feb 2008 - Sun 17 Feb 2008
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cobblestone Farm Barn, 2871 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor (734) 994-2928
Description: Talk by Anita Toews.
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Washtenaw County Holiday Memories
Date: Sun 9 Dec 2007 - Sun 9 Dec 2007
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
Description:

All are welcomed to come to view the newest exhibit at the Museum on Main Street. Various holidays will be featured: Christmas, Hanakkah, New Year Eave, Valentine Dayartifacts will be on display.

Come visit our newest exhibit

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Art in Washtenaw County Cemeteries
Date: Sun 18 Nov 2007 - Sun 18 Nov 2007
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti (734) 482-4110
Description: Talk by local historian, Wystan Stevens.
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Unbuilt Buildings of the University of Michigan
Date: Sun 21 Oct 2007 - Sun 21 Oct 2007
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: University Commons, 817 ASA Gray Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (734) 332-1221
Description: Presentation by Fred Mayer.
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street (734) 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Holiday Memories
Date: Wed 17 Oct 2007 - Sun 10 Feb 2008
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Winter holiday exhibition.

Hours Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4 PM and by appointment.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Another Ann Arbor
Date: Sun 16 Sep 2007 - Sun 16 Sep 2007
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: David Byrd Center, 3261 Lohr Road, Ann Arbor, MI
Description:

Carol Gibson will talk about the history of African Americans in Ann Arbor.

Carol Gibson and Lola Jones will sign copies of their book, Another Ann Arbor.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Big Celebration Party
Date: Sun 29 Jul 2007 - Sun 29 Jul 2007
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
Description: museum_01.jpgWe are planning an afternoon "Big Party" to celebrate our 150th anniversary from 2-4 p.m. A tent will be set up in the parking lot where light refreshments will be served. All are invited!


click on images to enlarge

Directions:

Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street at Beakes Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Google Map Directions

Contact: 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Dedication of Flagpole and Garden Party
Date: Sat 16 Jun 2007 - Sat 16 Jun 2007
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street
Description:

A flagpole donated by Fox Tent and Awning will be dedicated and an 1857 American flag will be raised to kick-off the Society's Sesquiecentennial celebration. The garden will be prepared with flowers from the 1857 period.
A garden party will follow from 2-4 p.m.

Flag pole dedication held at the Museum on Main Street on June 16, 2007

photos courtesy of Cynthia Yao


click on images to enlarge

Directions:

Museum on Main Street
500 North Main Street at Beakes Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Google Map Directions

Contact: 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Sesquicentennial Exhibit
Date: Wed 13 Jun 2007 - Sun 23 Sep 2007
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Mainstreet, 500 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Description:

A special exhibit to celibrate the Society's 150th anniversary. The exhibit will portray the history of Washtenaw County using artifacts collected by the Society over the last 150 years. Some of the topics to tell the story are: Indians, early settlement and land speculation, agriculture, ethnic groups, and their influence, the County at war, politics, transportation, universities and business.

In addition, an exhibit area will tell the history of the Society from the first meeting on December 17, 1857 to the present. The house and its original owners will be also featured.

Hours Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4 PM and by appointment.

click here for exhibition photos
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: ANNUAL WCHS MEETING
Date: Wed 16 May 2007
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Dexter Area Museum, 3443 Inverness, Dexter, MI
Description:

The Washtenaw County Historical Society will hold their annual meeting at the Dexter Area Museum.

Gather at the Dexter Area Museum
5:00 Tour of Gordon Hall
6:00 Social Hour
6:30 Dining
7:15 Program -- Reports & Elections

There will be a second tour of Gordon Hall after the meeting.
Bring a dish to pass for eight. Beverages and tableware provided.

Directions:

Dexter Area Museum one block east of Ann Arbor Street (Ann Arbor-Dexter Road)
Baker Road is closed at I-94)
Google Map Directions

Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: DIXBORO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Date: Sun 15 Apr 2007
Location: Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, (734) 665-5632
Description: Dixboro United Methodist Church by Ilene Tyler.
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: CARNEGIE LIBRARY PROJECTS
Date: Sun 18 Mar 2007
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor
Description: Carnegie Library Projects by Connie Olson
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSES
Date: Sun 18 Feb 2007
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cobblestone Farm Barn, 2871 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor (734) 994-2928
Description: south_salem_1930.jpgLecture on one room school houses by Linda Chapman.

One-Room School House Exhibit at MoM
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: One Room School Houses
Date: Wed 7 Feb 2007 - Wed 30 May 2007
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Description: south_salem_1930.jpg

One room school house exhibition.

Hours Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4 PM and by appointment.

One-room School House Exhibit at MoM
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Christmas Lights, Ornaments & Trees
Date: Sat 2 Dec 2006 - Wed 17 Jan 2007
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Mainstreet, 500 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Description: museum_02.jpg

Christmas Lights, Ornaments & Trees 1905-1910, 1910-1920, 1920-1930.

Hours Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4 PM and by appointment.

Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: ANN ARBOR HISTORY IN SLIDES
Date: Sun 19 Nov 2006
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti (734) 482-4110
Description: Louisa Pieper will present the history of Ann Arbor in slides
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: 100 Years of Psychiatry at U of Michigan
Date: Wed 27 Sep 2006 - Wed 15 Nov 2006
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Description: museum_01.jpgIn celebration of the Centennial of the University of Michigan's Department of Psychiatry, the Museum on Main Street will be hosting an exhibit on mental illness and its treatment from the Michigan perspective in the years covering 1906 to 2006. Major research in this area was done at this University in Washtenaw County. The exhibit will focus on depression and schizophrenia and how these illnesses have changed in diagnosis and treatment over the last hundred years. The exhibit, curated by Dr. Laura Hirshbein of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry will also focus on how psychiatry changed in its approach and practices over this time period. Our Open House will be on Sunday, October 22 from 12 - 4 with an Informal talk by Dr. Hirshbein at 2 PM. Hours Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4 PM and by appointment.
Directions: Google Map Directions
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Passport to History
Date: Sat 1 Jul 2006 - Mon 2 Jul 2007
Location: Washtenaw County
Description:

Only one month left to complete your Passport to History and be eligible for a small prize or drawing.

Passport to History is a project sponsored by the Washtenaw County Historical Consortium, a group of representatives from historical organizations, institutions and agencies through-out Washtenaw County.

The passport is available at any participating location in the county. It is accompanied by a brochure listing the participating venues, such as Museum on Main Street, Kempf House, Cobblestone Farm, Hack House in Milan, Ypsilanti Historical Society Museum and many others.

When you visit a site, have the passport signed and dated. Visiting twelve sites makes you eligible for a small prize and visiting fifteen sites enters you in a drawing for one of three prizes worth $50 at any participating museum gift shop.

The project runs through June 30, 2007. Eligible passports must be received by July 6, 2007. The drawing will be held July 8, 2007 at Parker Mill during Huron River Day.

Contact: Louisa Pieper, Kempf House Museum, 734-994-4898
Email: alpieper@comcast.net
 
Event: COMBINED MEETING OF GSWC & WCHS
Date: Sun 23 Apr 2006
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Education Building, 5301 E Huron River Dr, Ypsilanti
Description:

The regular meetings of the Washtenaw County Historical Society take place on the third Sunday of the month. In 2006, that date coincides with Easter. The regular meeting of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County takes place on the fourth Sunday of the month.

This year the two groups are holding a combined meeting in the Education Building of St Joseph Mercy Hospital. The program will be talks about the origins of the two groups.

Directions: St Joseph Mercy Hospital is on East Huron River Drive. The Education Building is accessed through Parking Lot 'P'
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: ORIGINS OF SOME NAMES OF LOCAL STREETS & ROADS
Date: Sun 19 Mar 2006
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive, Ann Arbor
Description: Jeff Mortimer, local newswriter, will talk about the sources of names of local streets and roads.
Directions:

University Commons is located near Huron Parkway and Glacier Way in northeast Ann Arbor, not far from Plymouth Road and US 23.

Check: www.mapquest.com for map directions.

Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Historic Wrought Iron Truss Bridges
Date: Sat 25 Feb 2006
Time: 2: PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main.
Description: Talks by Vern Mesler, of the Historic Bridge Park in Battle Creek, and Aaron Berkholz, of the Washtenaw County Road Commission. In conjunction with the exhibit "The East Delhi Bridge Legacy" (see February 15 event).
Contact: 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@earthlink.net
 
Event: COBBLESTONE STRUCTURES OF WASHTENAW COUNTY
Date: Sun 19 Feb 2006
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Road, Ann Arbor
Description: View of house at Cobblestone Farm

Patricia Majher, a graduate of Eastern Michigan University's Program in Historical Preservation, and Grace Shackman, who has a B.A. in history from U-M and an M.A. in history from EMU, will conduct a slide presentation of the cobblestone buildings of the county. Cobblestone Farm provides an outstanding example.

Directions:

The Cobblestone Farm parking lot is accessed by the drive beside Buhr Park.

A map can be found through: www.mapquest.com

Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: The East Delhi Bridge Legacy
Date: Wed 15 Feb 2006 - Wed 7 Jun 2006
Location: Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main.
Description: View artifacts and photographs related to this historic local bridge. Relatead event: an open house with talks (see February 25 event).
Contact: 662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Winter Evening at Cobblestone Farm
Date: Sun 5 Feb 2006
Location: Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor.
Description: Step back in time to a slower paced era.  Enjoy live music of the period, the delicious smell of cooking over the woodstove, and see the historic Ticknor-Campbell house lit by candlelight.  Costumed volunteers will offer tours of the house and a glimpse into traditional domestic winter activities.  Find that perfect item in the gift shop or warm yourself at a cozy bonfire.   Admission is $2 for adults and children, $8 for families (3 and under free).  Current members of the Cobblestone Farm Association are free, and annual memberships may be purchased at the event. Cobblestone Farm Museum is located at 2781 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor. 734/994-2928.    Cobblestone Farm Museum was originally a two-family home.  Benajah Ticknor, a U.S. Naval surgeon, and Heman Ticknor, Whig Politician and farmer, shared occupancy of this stone structure with their families. Being restored and interpreted to reflect its mid-nineteenth century appearance, the farm provides a view of past rural life in Washtenaw County. Today the site is administered through the Ann Arbor Department of Parks and Recreation in a partnership with the Cobblestone Farm Association.
Contact: 994-2928. 
 
Event: EARHART MANOR
Date: Sun 20 Nov 2005
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Earhart Manor, 4090 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor
Description: Earhart Manor.

David Kennedy will describe the history of the Earhart Manor, former home of the Earhart family .

Today the structure is the administration building of Concordia University.

Directions:

Earhart Manor is immediately west of US 23 and on the northeast quadrant of Ann Arbor.

For a map, check: www.mapquest.com

Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: THE TROLLIES OF ANN ARBOR
Date: Sun 16 Oct 2005
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hanson Room, Glacier Hills Retirement Community, 1200 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor
Description: H. Mark Hildebrandt, retired pediatrician and life-long student of history, will talk about his research on the long-gone street cars that travelled between Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and environs.
Directions: Glacier Hills Retirement Community is located at 1200 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The meeting will be in the lovely Hanson Room.
Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: WANDER WASHTENAW - Open Houses
Date: Sat 24 Sep 2005
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Various locations
Description:

EXPLORE THE COUNTY'S HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS. Fourteen sites of historical interest will feature Open Houses on an away University of Michigan football Saturday.

KEMPF HOUSE 312 S Division, Ann Arbor; 734-994-4898
COBBLESTONE FARM 2781 Packard, Ann Arbor; 734-994-2928
MUSEUM on MAIN STREET 500 N Main, Ann Arbor; 734-662-9092
DETROIT OBSERVATORY 1398 E Ann, Ann Arbor; 734-763-2330
PARKER MILL 6459 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor; 734-971-6337
WEBSTER TWP HISTORICAL SOCIETY 6225 Webster Church Rd, Dexter; 734-426-2777
DEXTER AREA MUSEUM 3443 Inverness, Dexter; 734-426-2519
SCHNEIDER BLACKSMITH SHOP 324 E Main, Manchester; 734-428-9233
HACK HOUSE 775 County St, Milan; 734-439-7522
SALEM JARVIS STONE SCHOOL N Territorial Rd at Curtis Rd; 248-349-3550
SALINE RAILROAD DEPOT MUSEUM 402 N Ann Arbor St, Saline; 734-944-0442
RENTSCHLER FARM 1265 E Michigan Av, Saline; 734-944-0442
YPSILANTI HISTORICAL MUSEUM 220 N Huron, Ypsilanti; 734-482-4990
MICHIGAN FIREHOUSE MUSEUM 119 W Cross, Ypsilanti; 734-547-0663

Directions:

Maps available at each of the participating sites.

The public is invited. Admission is free, but donations would be appreciated. Proceeds remain with the participating non-profit organization being visited.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE THROUGH THE BACK DOOR
Date: Sun 18 Sep 2005
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Bv, UM North Campus, Ann Arbor
Description:

Anne Duderstadt, former First Lady of the University of Michigan, will describe her research on the history of the home of the University's presidents.

Directions:

The Duderstadt Center, formerly the Media Union, is located on the North Campus of the University of Michigan.

For a map check: www.mapquest.com

Contact: Museum on Main Street, 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2005
Date: Sun 19 Jun 2005 - Sun 19 Jun 2005
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Museum on Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Description: The Washtenaw County Historical Society invites members and public to view the newly mounted exhibit: WOMEN'S WORK & STYLES: 1837-1914. This exhibit displays artifacts, images and material about working women of Washtenaw County during this period.
Directions:

The MUSEUM on MAIN STREET is located at 500 N Main at the corner of Beakes & East Kingsley, Ann Arbor, MI. It is two blocks west of the Kerrytown Shops and the Farmers' Market.


For exact directions check: www.mapquest.com


Limited parking is available in museum's parking lot which is entered from N Main St, first driveway north of Beakes. Parking is also possible on the adjacent streets. Public parking is available in the structure, two blocks away, at W Ann and N Ashley Streets.

Contact: 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Women and Style of Washtenaw County, 1837-1914
Date: Sat 18 Jun 2005 - Sun 9 Oct 2005
Location: Museum on Main Street
Description:

This exhibit focuses on those exceptional women in Washtenaw County that were employed in professions where women were not the norm. Among the professions explored are educators at the University of Michigan, Michigan Normal at Ypsilanti, and in the public and private sector; saloonkeeper, Mrs. Catherine Schumacher; bakers, Mrs. William Caspary and Mrs. Hangsterfer; physicians, Eliza Mosher, Sophia Hartley, and Jeanne B. Solis, who was one of the founders of Mercywood Hospital; artist, Katie Rogers; lawyers, Mary Foster, Helen McAndrew; as well as businesswomen, Olivia B. hall, Emma Hall, Bertha Muehlig, and Lucretia Gilllett. The exhibit will display an aspect of the life of working women in a time when working women went unheralded.

Directions:

The MUSEUM on MAIN STREET is located at 500 N Main at the corner of Beakes & East Kingsley, Ann Arbor, MI. It is two blocks west of the Kerrytown Shops and the Farmers' Market.


For exact directions check: www.mapquest.com


Limited parking is available in museum's parking lot which is entered from N Main St, first driveway north of Beakes. Parking is also possible on the adjacent streets. Public parking is available in the structure, two blocks away, at W Ann and N Ashley Streets.

HOURS: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday Noon to 4 PM and by appointment

Contact: 734-662-9092
Email: wchs-500@ameritech.net
 
Event: Talk by Great Lakes Roses owner Nancy Lindley
Date: Mon 19 Jan 2004
Location: Call for location.
Description: Great Lakes Roses owner gives a talk at the Belleville Historical Society meeting. All invited.
Contact: 461-1230
 
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