Friday, May 1, 2009

Everything Historical

Sunday, May 17 Alpine Township Historical Commission Open House
Alpine Township Historical Commission invites everyone to come and enjoy our Museum. Displays are changed often, so if you have been in the museum before, come and look at what is new.
If you have any military pictures that you would like to add to our extensive collection, please bring them and any information you have on the person who served our country. We can scan the photo/s right there and send it home with you! Our goal is to include every person who served our country on the military wall.
Doors open at 2 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The Alpine Township Historic Museum is located 3 miles west of Alpine Ave., at 2410 Seven Mile Rd.
Father's Day, June 21
The third Sunday of June is always Father's Day, so we do not hold an open house. We encourage everyone to consider a way to honor their father. If you are having a family gathering and there are 4 generations present, please take a photo and share it with the Alpine Township Historical collection of 4-generation photos. Call us at (616) 784-1262 to make arrangements to share your photos. You are invited to our office at 2015 Seven Mile Road to see our collection of 4-generation photos from families in Alpine Township.
Sunday July 19 and August 16
Many people are off on vacations during the summer, but if you are in the Alpine Township area and would like to look into your family's history, stop in at the Alpine Township Historical Commission's office at 2015 Seven Mile Road. A member of the historical commission will be on hand for anyone who would like to do research on their family from Alpine Township. In our office, we have military records, family histories written by family members, some township church records, books on how to do family research, census records, old photographs, school photos & records, birth, marriage and death records, plat maps of the township and new clippings concerning the township. The doors will open at 2 p.m. If you wish to come at a different hour, please call the township offices and let us know: 784-1262.
Sun., Sept. 20 Former one-room School reunion
This year, the former one-room schoolhouse reunion sponsored by the township historical commission will be with Englishville School students! All former students and their families are invited. If you were a student of Englishville School, please call the township (616-784-1262) and give us your name and address so that you can recieve a written invitation to the reunion. Please go through your old school photos and bring them all to the reunion. A group picture will be taken and made available to those who would like one for a donation to the historical commission. Please call today, as we are starting to make plans for the September reunion! We look forward to seeing everyone again!

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