Ypsilanti Historical Society Yard Sale

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, June 1986,
June 1986
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220 N. Huron Street


(Rain Date July 17th)



No Clothes, Please



ANN McCARTHY——483-2929





News from the Sales Case

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, February 1986,
February 1986
Original Images:

Author: Marge Gauntlett, Chairperson

The Museum Gift Shop will be open extra hours during the month of March for the convenience of our members and friends of the Historical Society.

If you have not investigated our Gift Shop, this is a good time to become acquainted-from 10:00 A.M., to 12:00 Noon each Monday in March.

The Museum is also open from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. every weekend. We will be closed Easter Weekend.

Happenings by Your Board of Directors

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, February 1986,
February 1986
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October 3, 1985:

The Annual Dinner Meeting is finalized. Don Racine has the program, speakers and participants all scheduled.

Doris Milliman requested a space be made available for Eileen Harrison to be able to store, edit, play and review the taped interviews she has made-and continues to make-with knowledgeable local people. The Board agreed to set up space in the basement.

Craft Day will be October 12th.

November 7, 1985:

Annual Dinner was a success, as was the Craft Day.

The Museum is to be open the evenings of December 19 and 20, 1985 to give the community more opportnity to see the lovely Christmas Decorations.

Christmas Open House is set for December 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. The Annual Business Meeting will be held January 19, 1986.

The Museum will be decorated for Christmas on December 11. The Board aggred that the Roping used to decorate inside should be artifical to comply with Fire Regulations and to provide less expensive decorating costs in the future.

LaVerne Howard volunteered to purchase the Roping.

Doris Milliman noted that additional shelving is needed for storage on the second floor, and Terry Towler offered to donate metal shelving unit.

It was unanimously agreed by the Board that Doris Milliman be appointed City Historian until further notice. This recommendation will be forwarded to City Hall.

December 5, 1985:

The nominating committee presented a list of nominees for the three vacanies to arise on the Board of Directors.

Plans for all events:

Christmas Open House and Annual Business Meeting are complete. New artificial roping has been purchased and Raffle Tickets are one sale for a beautiful doll.

January 2, 1986:

Arthur Howard reported that the Lewis House had been used for meetings by two different groups. He also noted that a new furnace is needed and can be installed, as per bid, for $2,882.00. Also painting of repaired bedroom, and exterior should be done in the Spring.

Plans for the Annual Business Meeting are complete. It was moved by Bill Edmunds, and approved by the Board, that the By-Laws to the Constitution be amended to change the Annual Business Meeting from January to September. This Amendment will be presented to the Membership for approval on January 19, 1986.

After much discussion, the Board approved the installation of an ADDITIONAL HEATING UNIT TO MAINTAIN HEAT IN THE ARCHIVES/OFFICE AREA. Bill Edmunds will follow up.

Office Notes

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, October 1985,
October 1985
Original Images:

Author: Billie Zolkosky

Many of your are aware Foster Fletcher had a severe heart attack September 4th, and later suffered a stroke. He has come a long ways physically but still has a ways to go. He is in Huron View Lodge in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Thanks to all of you that sent him cards and called the office to inquire about him, also for remembering him in your prayers.

A scrap book has been started for him and he looks thru it often and enjoys it. All of your phone calls and messages have been relayed to him and he does seem to understand them. We have had phone calls from Detroit, Ann Arbor and Pennsylvania come to the office, and these messages bring a smile to him. I do miss him.

About the lighter side of the office. My thanks to Joan Helka and Sandra Cannon for remembering that we needed a typewriter. I now have a new one (to me) … Sandy couldn't forget as I drooled at her desk when I looked at hers. It is the one I have. It is wonderful and does everything (some things I don't know about yet) except make coffee, but then it can write about that.

So, thanks again city hall-your cooperation is appreciated.

Yard Needs

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, June 1997,
June 1997
Original Images:

The time has come when we not only ask for help with the yard but we beg, plead and appeal to you, you and you to help with the yard at the Museum. The City mows the grass now but we buy the flowers and TRY to keep the flowers weeded and fresh. I'm sure there is several people (maybe one or two) that could come down and help once in a while. Any time from 7:00 A.M. until evening. Any hours would be helpful. This would only be for summer. Just give us a call at the Museum and we will see what arrangements we can make. I know you want your Museum to look nice. We do too. We would like you to help with ideas if you wish. You could take it on as a project, or help with it.


Please help !!!!!

482–4990 or if you want you can call me at home in the evening.


Thank you


Ypsilanti Civil War Muster

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, March 1997,
March 1997
Original Images:

Author: John Delcam

Host: Co. E, 17th Michigan Infantry Volunteers Inc.

Ypsilanti Area Visitors and Convention Bureau Inc.



It's time to break out of winter quarters and ‘Rendezvous at the Barracks’ at the YPSILANTI CIVIL WAR MUSTER and SOLDIERS SCHOOL for infantry. Company and Battalion drill, volley competition, concert by the nationally acclaimed ‘Dodworth Saxhorn Band’ (featured in the PBS Baseball series innings 1–3), photo ops at the original CW barracks in Depot Town. $5 Registration fee for military impressions covers food, powder, and beer/pop ration; $2 registration fee for civilian impressions covers beer/pop ration; $1 of each registrant collected goes toward the Michigan ‘Save the Flags’ project. All 19th century civilian impressions welcome. Theater ‘Tableau’ performed by your host: Co. E, 17th Michigan Infantry (a member of the Black Hat Battalion and the Western Brigade). Contact: Ypsilanti Area Visitors and Convention Bureau, 301 W. Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (313) 483–4444.


9:00 Registration at Headquarters (Caboose)
10:00 Fall in, troops march to Riverside Park for Company Drill
11:00 Dodworth Saxhorn Band forms at Caboose, marches to Park
11:30 Band leads troops over Cross St. bridge to Farmers Market Plaza, Stack arms, rations issued.
12:00 Theater ‘Tableau’ “Tribute To The Boys In Blue” in Farmers Market
12:30 Dodworth Saxhorn Band concert at Plaza (or inside in case of rain).
1:00 Troops reassemble, Band leads them back to Riverside Park for afternoon Battalion Drill. Band Dismissed.
2:30 Volley Competition in Riverside Park.
3:00 Troops march to Thompson Block (old Barracks) for photo ops, then dismissed.


Publicity Funding
Insurance (in process)
City Permit (in process)
Porta Potties (in Depot Town)
Food ration for Reenactors
Press release
Black powder ration
Boy Scouts
EMU History Dept.


Funding for Dodworth Saxhorn Band
Beef Jerky ration
Porta Potties (for Riverside Park)
Hay bales (for Park and Plaza)
Newspaper ‘Ypsilantian’ for event
Coffee distribution

New Books in the Archives

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, March 1997,
March 1997
Original Images:

Library of Michigan

Michigan 1870 Census, Comprising Jackson, Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties

Clarke Historical Library

Native American Indians in Michigan-A Bibliography

Byram, John Arnold

Byrams in America (Gift of Author)

Pederson, Eric J. Jr.

A History of Physical Education at Eastern Michigan University (Gift of Author)

You are always welcome to use our Reference Material when the Archives is open.

News from the Museum Gift Shop

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, August 1985,
August 1985
Original Images:

Our new inventory is beginning to arrive including items for the Fall Season and Christmas.

The Shop will be open extra hours for your convenience beginning the week of August 12th. Be sure to stop and browse for that Anniversary, Birthday and Christmas gifts

Monday, Wednesday and Friday-10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon.

Support your local Historical Society by shopping at the Ypsilanti Historical Museum

Some available items are:

Souvenirs of Ypsilanti
Linen Towels
Commemorative Cup Plates
Rockdale Stoneware
Atlas Washtenaw County
Soft Dolls
Doll House Furniture
Country Items
Story of Ypsilanti-Colburn
Prints of Historical Buildings of Ypsilanti
Christmas Items

Marge Gauntlett


Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, August 1985,
August 1985
Original Images:

Anyone having any of the following articles, wishing the donate them to the Museum would be greatly appreciated.

“The Story of Willow Run” by Marion Wilson

1909 City of Ypsilanti Directory

1880 City of Ypsilanti Directory

Letters written during W.W.I. Local or from France.

6 Antique Dining Room Chairs

Brass or Pewter Candlesticks

Raffle Tickets

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, August 1985,
August 1985
Original Images:

$500.00 First Prize

$250.00 Second Prize

$100.00 Third Prize

Tickets are available at the Ypsilanti Historical Museum Office: Hours 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon or by appointment. Telephone No: 482-4990

There is no limit in purchasing tickets.

However, if you don't have a ticket you can't have a chance to win. Remember first prize is $500.00

Two of our members have told us if they win they want the money to go to the Historical Society.

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