Annual Dinner Announcement

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, October 1984,
October 1984
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Get Your Tickets For
The 5th Annual Dinner of the Ypsilanti Historical Society
November 4th - 5 O'Clock
Masonic Temple
$5.50 for a Roast Beef Dinner

The speaker will be Jerry D. Roe of Lansing, Michigan.

A native of Montana, he came to Michigan in 1962 to become executive Director of the Michigan Republican State Committee. He was appointed by Governor Milliken to the State Historical Commission and has been responsible for raising the money and installing more historical markers throughout our State than any other individual.

He has the largest and most valuable private collection of political memorabilia in the country.

He will speak on “Michigan Governors”.

Currently he operates his own political consulting firm in Lansing.

Trash and Treasure Sale

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, June 1984,
June 1984
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We are sponsoring another "Trash and Treasure Sale" during the Heritage Festival, August 25, 1984, in the Barn, back of the former City Hall. This is the same location we have had it other years. We are asking that if you have any articles that you no longer use, or don't want, will you save them for the sale? They may be brought to the Museum, or you may call the Chairman of the sale, Gordon Cahours, 482-2319.

We anticipate your continued support of this project and thank you for what you have given in the past. Our sale has always been well attended and has proved to be a successful money maker.









Letter to the Members from YHS President David Gauntlett

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, June 1984,
June 1984
Original Images:

To the Members:

Work is well under way on the “Basement Project”. As you know, we received a Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to be used toward the installation of a heating system that will give us climate control. In addition to the NEA Grant, the City of Ypsilanti has responded splendidly financially as well as friends and members. These three sources just about equals the total cost of our ambitious program. To date the old furnace, steam pipes and radiators have been removed; the basement cleared of a false floor, rubble, etc. The program is progressing on schedule and we anticipate the renovation will be completed by August 1. The renovation will also include a new cement floor, new ceiling and lights, cleaned and sealed walls.

Because of the work going on at the Museum, there will be no quarterly meeting at this time.

The “Trash and Treasure” sale at the Heritage Festival is still on. Your saleables are most welcome. Gordon Cahours has kindly agreed to be co-chairman of the sale, and I gratefully thank him. Our sale this year will be held in conjunction with the Towner House.

I am still trying to establish the working committees I mentioned in the last Gleanings. The Society needs your help; none of these committees involve a great deal of work and time, but must be actively ongoing. Again, I am asking for volunteers to fill these committees:

Membership
Program
Public Relations
Gleanings
Finance.

Thank you,
David Gauntlett
President

Museum Notes

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, June 1984,
June 1984
Original Images:


Display

The Museum currently has a doll house display. Two of the houses were built in the early 1900's. One was built at the end of the depression, 1937, out of orange crates. Built by Jane Bird's father and complete in every detail. We have a doll house that was very popular in the 1950's.

One that was built in the 1970's.

We have several miniatures made by Beulah Gary.


Please Note

In our last “Gleanings” we published the edited Vett Noble letters that Prof. of History Emeritus, Donald Disbrow, at Eastern Michigan University, had put in such readable sequence. These edited letters were published in Civil War History, a National Magazine with much prestige.

As the Ypsilanti Historical Society own the Vett Noble letters, we in ignorance thought it our right to publish the edited letters. We learned that we should have asked permission from Civil War History and also Donald Disbrow.

The Kent State University Press, Kent Ohio, publishes Civil War History and now graciously accepts our belated apology for running these letters without first obtaining their permission.


Dues

Help us with your DUES-SAVE POSTAGE-Phone the Museum and we will tell you how much you owe.

This will help our New Treasurer-William Ealy.


For Sale - Air Conditioners

1 Hot Point 5000 BTU One year old $100.00
1 Hot Point 5000 BTU Four years old $75.00
1 Fedders 4000 BTU $25.00
2 Floor Fans-20 inch-$25.00 each

At the Museum

Needs

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, February 1984,
February 1984
Original Images:

We need and would like to receive any of the following articles for the enhancement of our Museum and to help in making our Museum more complete in exhibits and furnishings --

  1. Old lamps - especially a nice parlor lamp.
  2. Antique Churn.
  3. Old store counter and cases.
  4. Wash Bowl and Pitcher.
  5. A large quilt rack to hold at least ten quilts.
  6. Any old tin, pressed glass and china.










Special Request from Our Members

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, February 1984,
February 1984
Original Images:

We are asking for donations to finance a new heating system in the Museum. We have applied for a Grant and need to raise $12,000.00 in matching funds.

The new system will give us climate control and give us more space for the preservation of the vast historical material we have.

Any gift can be used as a tax deductible item.









Needed by Museum

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, December 1983,
December 1983
Original Images:

We are in need of Wooden Hangers and Muslin Sheets and would appreciate any donations to help us with the preservation of our clothing.

Thank You.













Christmas Shopping at the Museum

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, December 1983,
December 1983
Original Images:

Give:
• A book about your local history
• A basket (several sizes) for sewing materials
• A miniature brass jug with winter bouquet

Dolls;
• “Penny-wooden” (repro.) Calico dress
• Tiny 2 Bisoue doll
• 5 1/2 “Dream-Baby” (repro) in hand-made Christening dress
• “Soft” cloth dolls

Tree Ornaments

• Wooden Birds
• Wooden Soldiers
• Wooden Nutcrackers (small)
• Wooden Pocking Horses

Stocking Stuffers

• 3 Bears
• “YPSILANTI” Bracelets
• Miniature Story Books
• China Thimbles
• Miniature Tea Sets

Holiday Decorations for Home

• Antique Infant Shoe Lasts-with Candles or Flowers
• Wooden Bobbins into Candlesticks • Small Wooden Ducks
• Linen Tanels (many attractive designs) • Iron Banks (repro.)
• “Sun bonnet Babies” Sun Flashers designed by Local Person
• Tin “Roly-Poly” Containers (repro.) for Cookies or Candy AND MANY OTHER FINE GIFT IDEAS

Special Request from Our Members

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, December 1983,
December 1983
Original Images:

We are asking for donations to finance a new heating system in the Museum. We have applied for a Grant and need to raise $12,000.00 in matching funds.

The new system will give us climate control and give us more space for the preservation of the vast historical material we have.

Any gift can be used as a tax deductible item.










Annual Dinner

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, October 1983,
October 1983
Original Images:

Ypsilanti Historical Society invites members and friends to attend their annual fall dinner on November 6th, 1983 at the Masonic Temple, 76 North Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI.

Roast beef dinner will be served by the Eastern Star Women.

Time: 5 pm
Price $5.00
Board members have tickets.

Speaker for the the evening is Lynda Cain, costume creator for the Detroit Historical Museum.
"Problems of taking care of old clothing."


Ticket Information

Send Checks To:

Ypsilanti Historical Museum
220 N. Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

or to

Elnora Miller
1211 North Congress St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Deadline for reservations: October 31.

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