Art Show

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, Spring 2004,
Spring 2004
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Ypsilanti Historical Museum
220 N. Huron Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

ART by Local Artists

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
March 25, 26, 27, 28*

April 1, 2, 3, 4; 8, 9, 10, 11; 15, 16, 17, 18 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

*OPEN HOUSE

March 28, Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.

Meet the artists!

No admission charge.
If you would like to help it would be appreciated.

Sponsored by: Ypsilanti Historical Museum Administration Board

Museum Gift Shoppe


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THROWS featuring Washtenaw County Museums
-Colorful, includes views of the Ypsilanti Historical Museum, Fire Museum, Yankee Air Force, and Car Museum.

WESTERWALD POTTERY
-Variety of pieces, with Ypsilanti Water tower in green. Some have a blueleaf decoration and the word Ypsilanti.

YPSILANTI BOOKS and WASHTENAW COUNTY Atlases.

TOTE BAGS

COFFEE MUGS

GIFT SHOP HOURS

THURS., SAT., SUN., 2:00–4:00 P.M.

Upcoming Events

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, Spring 2004,
Spring 2004
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We are making available several opportunities for visits to nearby museums in the coming months. There are many fine historical museums in the area and many of them are still undiscovered by our members. Visiting these museums can put Ypsilanti into the overall historical picture of this entire region of Michigan. We hope that you can join us for these visits.

You should put the following dates on your calendar:

MAY 15 and 16, 2004 (Saturday & Sunday)

The Consortium of Museums in Washtenaw County is sponsoring a visit to historical museums in Washtenaw County. More information will be available prior to these tour opportunities.

JUNE 12, 2004 ((Saturday)

The Plymouth Historical Museum has reserved time for us on Saturday morning for a guided tour of their modern museum near the center of downtown Plymouth. This museum has completed a new wing that houses a collection of Lincoln memorabilia that is the envy of many larger museums. More information will be available as we approach the date.

A NOMINAL FEE OR DONATION MAY BE REQUESTED AT EACH MUSEUM.


Bob Southgate

The annual garage sale will be held in conjunction with the Normal Park Sale Saturday, June 5, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Karen and Bill Nickels home, 311 North Wallace Blvd.

Donations for the sale can be brought to the museum, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 2:00–4:00 p.m. After May 16, items can be delivered to Karen and Bill's. If you need items picked up please call the Nickels at 483-8896

News from the Fletcher-White Archives

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, Spring 2004,
Spring 2004
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Author: Gery Pety

Thank God that this winter is finally ending and the wanner weather is right around the corner! The voluminous amount of snow and the bitter cold has kept many a soul from venturing out to our toasty archives. Well, the sun is shining and you can now come out of hibernation now and come visit us. We would love to see you!

The scanning project is starting to take off and the first pictures are now on our website at www.ypsilantihistoricalmuseum.org. Take a look! Al Rudisill and his intrepid volunteers have been gearing up for this very extensive project and some pictures are now available on line via the Bentley Museum at the U of M.

Retired Ypsilanti mayor and judge, Rodney Hutchinson, has been diligently working on our Ypsilanti Business File. If you have any knowledge or artifacts which involves the early Ypsilanti business community, Rodney would love to have this information or artifacts for his files. (I.e.: broken bank notes from Ypsilanti banks, company histories.) We are also in need of city directories of the pre 1930s particularly 1902–1911. These really help in finding business dates and for research of the business community, so very few have survived and we desperately need these resources.

If you should have pictures of old store fronts or historic shots, the Archive now has the capability to make archive grade reproductions, so you need not give up your original pictures. If suitable for our files, we will make copies for the archives. Thank you for the submissions we did receive from several contributors last year, they were great!

One bit of information we are seeking is the dimensions and room layout for Willow Village a.k.a. Bomber Village. This was the apartment complex, North of Holmes Rd., used originally to house the influx of workers at the Willow Run plant, where they produced the famous Consolidated B-24 Bombers during the W.W.II. Many a “Rosie the Riveter” and their families lived at Willow Village. Afterwards, you veterans on the G.I. Bill, lived in the village and continued your education at Michigan State Normal or the University of Michigan. We have a lot of information about the ‘Village’ except for the layout and room dimensions and we lack interior and exterior pictures. Moreover if you have any family or human interest stories about life in the ‘Village’ that you would like to share with posterity please send it along to us, we would love to have it.

One more bit of information involving history is the 26th annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival that will be held August 20th to August 22nd. Need additional Info call 734 483 4444 or go online to http://www.ypsilantiheritagefestival.com The Archives will be open during our regular hours during the festival on Sunday from 12 noon to 3 pm.

Special thanks to our friends and members for their contributions of the Smith Furniture Co. business ledgers and the undertaker/burial records.(furniture companies used to sell coffins and burial services) These were fascinating to look through.

Also thanks for the abstract for 112 Perrin Street. It is in our location file.

Museum Gift Shoppe News

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, Winter 2003,
Winter 2003
Original Images:

WE HAVE FOR SALE A NEW THROW

PUT TOGETHER BY THE

WASHTENAW COUNTY CONSORTIUM OF MUSEUMS

DISPLAYING THE YPSILANTI HISTORICAL MUSEUM,

FIRE MUSEUM, AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM AND YANKEE AIR FORCE MUSEUM.

REMEMBER

TO DO SOME OF YOUR

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

AT THE MUSEUM!!!!!

THE MUSEUM IS LOOKING

FOR A DRY SINK TO DISPLAY IN OUR KITCHEN

Contributions to the Society

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, Summer 2003,
Summer 2003
Original Images:


Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible.


Capital Fund for Development

This will provide funding for a handicapped entrance to the museum basement and increase meeting space for groups.


Endowment Fund

Presently pays the lease for the archival space and the salary of the archivist. As the fund grows, it will hopefully pay for a professional museum director.


Dues & Unspecified Donations

Helps with the daily operation of the museum and general maintenance of museum interior and artifacts.


Specified Donations

Memorials-Families may remember their loved ones by initiating a memorial fund in their name.

Special Projects-donors may contribute to a project initiated by the donor or suggested by the Historical Society.


Archives

Local family histories are eagerly accepted.


Collections

The museum will accept collections for a short term exhibition. We also accept collections for a tax deductible contribution.

Administration Committee Report

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, Summer 2003,
Summer 2003
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Author: Virginia Davis-Brown

I really don't know where to start this report as we have been so busy this summer. I guess the first thing that we did was the Docent Training Day which was well attended by about 18 of our docents and they received their revised books. It was a great time as we shared ideas. Did you realize that it takes 25 docents each month to take care of the regular hours? We are very short of docent and in need of some help. How about you helping us. It is only a 2 hour a month commitment and I think you will find it very interesting. If you are interested me at 484-0080.

Our Docent luncheon was a great success with 34 people in attendance. This luncheon was to honor and thank all of those who do so much for the museum. The program was a lot of fun. We have all wondered, from time to time, if that Grand piano really was in very good tune and we found out that it wasn't bad as Diane Schick played it and we all sang.

Joan Carpenter is very busy right now with the final plans for the Heritage Festival. If you would like to help I know she would like to have you volunteer.

We are going to be working with a troop of Girl Scout to set up a program by which the girls can earn some special badges. We will also be working with one who is working on her Golden Award Project.

I hope you will mark your calendar for Sept. 25–28 and Oct. 2–5 as we are having a QUILT SHOW here at the Museum. If you have a quilt or two that you would like to put on display please call me and I will get back with you on all the details. We have never done this before so we need all your help. I will also need some extra help as guides. If you would like to help please call me at 484-0080.

You must stop by the gift shop as we have some new and exciting things that just got here this last week. I think you will find some wonderful gifts and we also have a new book.

Ye Olde Gift Shoppe

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, Spring 2003,
Spring 2003
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The Gift Shop (located at the rear of the building) is open during regular hours and during special events.
Books about Ypsilanti and the people who live(d) here, souvenir cups and plates, and things to take home to the kids, are available.












Advertisement for the Normal Books Store, 1901


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Importer, Bookseller and Stationer dealer incase New and Second-Hand College and School Text Books
We pay cash for second-hand books.
We are State Agents for the Normal Note Books or Temporary Binders.
Mail orders receive prompt attention.
FOUNTAIN PENS sold at manufacturers' prices.
Any information in regard to School Supplies gladly given.
Remember the place. Phone 14.

THE NORMAL BOOK STORE

ALWAYS TRY

“ZWERGEL'S”

FIRST

“THE STORE AT THE NORMAL”

Advertisement from “The Aurora“, yearbook of Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti in 1901.

Contributions to the Society

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, Winter 2002
Original Images:

Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible.

Capital Fund for Development

This will provide funding for a handicapped entrance to the museum basement and increase meeting space for groups.

Endowment Fund

Presently pays the lease for the archival space and the salary of the archivist. As the fund grows, it will hopefully pay for a professional museum director.

Dues & Unspecified Donations

Helps with the daily operation of the museum and general maintenance of museum interior and artifacts.

Specified Donations

Memorials-Families may remember their loved ones by initiating a memorial fund in their name.
Special Projects-donors may contribute to a project initiated by the donor or suggested by the Historical Society.

Archives

Local family histories are eagerly accepted.

Collections

The museum will accept collections for a short term exhibition. We also accept collections for a tax deductible contribution.

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