2005 Quarterly/Annual Meetings and Events

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, November 2004,
November 2004
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Jan
Museum Closed

Feb 20
Quarterly Mtg

Mar 31-

Apr 17
Art Show

May 15
Quarterly Mtg

Jun 4
Garage Sale

Jun 15
Docent's Luncheon

Jul

Aug 12-14
Heritage Festival

Sep 18
Annual Membership Meeting

Sep 29-

Oct 16
Quilt Show

Nov

Dec 4
Quarterly Mtg and Christmas Open House

Dec 31
New Year's Eve Jubilee

A row of bottles on my shelf
Caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
Goes to my heart so it won't stop.
A little white one I take
Goes to my hands so they won't shake.
The blue ones I use a lot
Tell me I'm happy when I'm not.
The purple pill goes to my brain
And tells me I have no pain.
The capsules tell me not to wheeze,
Or cough or choke or even sneeze.
The red ones smallest of them all
Go to my blood so I won't fall.
The orange ones, big and bright
Prevent my leg cramps in the night.
Such an array of brilliant pills
Helping to cure all kinds of ills.
But what I'd really like to know……
Is what tells each one where to go.

Acquisitions

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, November 2004,
November 2004
Original Images:

Blue and white 1800's coverlet, Penny Square quilt, and an O. G. mid 1800's clock
Mrs. Thomas Herman

Cigar molds and tools for making handmade cigars
Mrs. Kathryn Howard

Blue and white quilt (drunkards path)
Mrs. Shirley Schlotka

Two fans
Mrs. Wilma Chaltry

Towner House history archival material
Reverend Jasper Pennington

News from the Fletcher-White Archives

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, November 2004,
November 2004
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“The collective memory of the Ypsilanti area”

What a summer we had around here. Besides the new acquisitions from our contributors, Karen Nickels has been digging out all kinds of wonderful artifacts from the basement of the museum. We now have O. E. Thompson's scrapbook about the early advertising of Dodge automobiles in Ypsilanti and a tremendous amount of ephemera about his dealership and associated items. This will be in the archives for viewing about the time you receive this issue of the Gleanings. My volunteer, ex-mayor Rodnney Hutchinson said he is coming back after a summer of poking a ball around the local golf courses. Welcome back, we need your help! Several other people have asked to help in the archives and join our little cadre of volunteers now that the weather is turning cooler. We welcome you all with thanks!

We have been blessed with visitors from all over the US: California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Tennessee, Kentucky and Wisconsin just to name a few. Wow!! All of these people came to Ypsilanti to research their ancestral roots in this area. This and research on local “Historic District” homes are some of the things people are really delving into. The best part has been meeting these extremely interesting people and exchanging stories with them and helping to find what they seek. Also, we have been extremely busy sending information we have to people scattered all over the US and now to Canada too!

We also have established what I call the Ypsi-Pipsi file. A file about the everyday people who do something positive to make this a great city and area. We are saving newspaper articles about these little “pips”! Why should their achievements only be given 15 minutes of fame? Well, these are the people that we will admire as we look back from the future to the years of 2003,2004 and so on. You might say they are “the Ypsi-pips that roared”!

Besides a number of small contributions, Peter Fletcher gave us something his father collected a long time ago; an assortment of obituaries and other interesting items concerning Ypsilanti folks, some almost 100 years old! This will fill many holes in our obituary files and the GSWC genealogy files. Thanks also to Betty Campbell for some city directories, ones we did not have until now. Any information and particularly pictures of old Ypsilanti are always welcome and we appreciate every last one of them. Thanks to all of you for your support, contributions, and kind words. Now come on down to the archives and see what we are doing!


Gerry Pety

Museum News

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, November 2004,
November 2004
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WEB SITE HAS NEW ADDRESS:

The Ypsilanti Historical Society web site can now be accessed at the following URL:

www.ypsilantihistoricalsociety.org

Make sure you bookmark this address on your Internet browser so you can keep up with YHS meetings and activities.

You can access the new Photo Archives Project through the “Archives” section of the web site. The photo project is a joint project with the University of Michigan Library System and involves the cataloging and scanning of more than 5,000 historical photographs located in the YHS museum and archives. The project will take more than five years to complete. The project will have search capabilities using key words so that photos can be viewed anywhere in the world from a computer connected to the Internet.

The “Museum Collection” section of the web site allows you to take a pictorial tour of the museum. There are brief descriptions of the various rooms in the museum along with a partial list of some of the items you will see when you visit. The house in which the museum is located was built in the 1860s by Asa Dow.

The “Volunteer” section of the web site lists a number of volunteer activities that YHS members can become involved with throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the museum.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS:

Al Rudisill

Rod & Karen Parish Foster
Whittaker, MI

Joseph Klein
Ypsilanti, MI

Rita Sprague
Ypsilanti, MI

Richard Linsk & Alice Telesnitsky
Ann Arbor, MI

From the President's Desk

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, November 2004,
November 2004
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Author: Joan Carpenter


Dear Members,

The Holiday Season is here and the end of another year is approaching. The older we get the more quickly time seems to pass.

The Museum has been transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” of years gone by. One feels as though he or she has been transported back to the 1800s when they pass through the door.

Christmas trees, wreaths, candles, toys, clothing and displays will capture your attention and create a feeling of holiday happiness due to the many hours of work by the Museum elves. I'm certain you will agree with me when you visit here for there is something for everyone to ohh and ahh over, from childhood to elderhood.

As the year 2004 draws to an end, many thanks go out to the members who volunteer their time to the Museum. We greatly appreciate those who serve as docents, (those folks who spend hours explaining and showing off the lovely, funny, precious and strange items used by the people of the past), members of the Administration Board, chaired by Virginia Davis-Brown, who keep the House sparkling clean and plan the schedule and events that are held within this beautiful building, and to the members of the Board of Directors who take the responsibility of running the business end of the Museum. They all deserve a big round of applause!

It is with great regret that at this time I am resigning as president of the Board of Directors. The three years I've spent serving in this position has been one of the most interesting and wonderful experiences of my life. I thank you all for your support and wish my successor the wonderful experiences I've enjoyed.


Happy Holidays to you all,
Joan J.Carpenter

Ypsilanti Historical Society Board of Directors/Members

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, November 2004,
November 2004
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BOARD OF DIRECTOR OFFICERS

President
Joan Carpenter
971-0536

Vice President
John Pappas
482-1462

Treasurer
Karen Nickels
483-8896

Secretary
Diane Schick
483-2348

BOARD MEMBERS

Virginia Davis-Brown
484-0080

Ward Freeman
482-4279

Jerry Jennings
434-0117

John Pappas
482-1462

Al Rudisill
484-3023

Bob Southgate
971-2595

Joe Wizauer
572-8877

Kathryn Howard
482-7081

ARCHIVES

Gerald Pety
Office:
482-4990

Residence:
472-0437

ADMINISTRATION BOARD

Chairman
Virginia Davis-Brown
484-0080

Secretary
Kathleen Campbell
483-5693

Treasurer
Grace Cornish
482-2108

Docents
Virginia Davis-Brown
484-0080

Displays
Joan Carpenter
971-0536

Costuming
Grace Cornish
482-2108

Doreen Binder
483-3932

Placement of
Kathryn Howard
482-7081

Furnishings
Karen Nickels
483-0636

Tours
Joan Carpenter
971-0536

Associate
Betty Kerr
572-7523

The Museum, located at 220 North Huron Street, is owned by the City of Ypsilanti and is operated and maintained by volunteer workers in the public interest of the Ypsilanti Historical Society.
The Museum is open to the public at no charge.

THURSDAY
2:00 P.M.
4:00 P.M.

SATURDAY
2:00 P.M.
4:00 P.M.

SUNDAY
2:00 P.M.
4:00 P.M.

The Archives, located behind the Museum Building, is open:

MONDAY
9:00 A.M.
12:00 NOON

WEDNESDAY
9:00 A.M.
12:00 NOON

SUNDAY
12:00 NOON
3:00 P.M.

Telephone: 734-482-4990

Website: www.ypsilantihistoricalsociety.org

Group Tours may be arranged by calling 484-0080 or 971-0536

Ypsilanti Historical Society Board of Directors & Museum Administration Committee

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, December 1989,
December 1989
Original Images:


Jack C. Miller - President
710 Helen
487-3954

Herbert Cornish - Vice President
830 W. Clark Road
482-2108

Billie Zolkosky - Secretary
1565 S. Congress #28
482–8443

William F. Ealy - Treasurer
1587 S. Congress #37
483-2977

Doris Milliman - Historian
1116 Grant Street
483–3236

Marjorie Gauntlett
204 Wallace Blvd
483-1876

Peter Fletcher
25 S. Huron Street
483-1896

Rex Richie
1065 Maplewood
484-1510

Special Appointees to the Board of Directors:

Dr. William P. Edmunds
1303 Westmoorland
482-5218

Ron Miller
530 Cliffs
482-4365

Earnest Griffin
1200 Harris
482-8029

Board Meetings are held the First Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m at the Museum.


Museum Administration Committee

Grace Cornish
Virginia Davis
Marjorie Gauntlett
Eileen Harrison
Kathryn Howard
Betty Kerr
Ann McCarthy
Billie Wardell
Doris Milliman, Chairman

News from the Archives Office

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, December 1989,
December 1989
Original Images:

Author: Billie Zolkosky

The birds have returned to the feeder outside my window as well as the squirrels now that winter is descending upon us. It is still a pleasant view.

What an enjoyable evening was had by all who attended the Annual Dinner. It was nice to see so many of our members and friends.

Our speaker Dr. William E. Shelton was introduced by our own eloquent locutionist Peter B. Fletcher. To those who have not heard Dr. Shelton you missed an excellent program.

The Board of Directors has presented Ann McCarthy with a lovely Ypsilanti Commemorative Pitcher with a floral arrangement for the many years of servioe to the Museum.

Jack Miller gave a special tribute to Arthur J. Howard for the many hours of service and the years of tender loving care for the Lewis House.

Dates to remember: First of January dues are due and payable.

Individual
$5.00

Family
$10.00

Sustaining
$25.00

Business
$75.00

Jr. Member
$1.00

Christmas is almost here. Remember the Museum and Archives will be CLOSED from December 22nd until January 2nd, 1990.

Everyone have a Happy Christmas and a Bountiful New Year.

See you in January of 1990. Wow, the years sure slip by in a hurry!

Acquisitions

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, December 1989,
December 1989
Original Images:

Lewis Estate
2 Purses
1 Metal Cracker Box

John Renton
1 Sword

Earnest Griffin
Daguerrtype Picture
Location unknown

Mrs. Rhene Gallenstein
Small bottle “Spalabury Central Drug Store”

Mrs. L.A. Cadarette
Wedding Dress of Mrs. Alex Nulan

Mrs. Clayton Hopp
Numerous Glass Negatives from the past

Gift Shop Tidbits

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, December 1989,
December 1989
Original Images:

Author: Marge Gauntlett

Be sure to plan ahead and add to your holiday experiences by attending the Museum Open House Sunday, December 10th from 2-5 p.m.

Come and see the Victorian Decorations and Christmas Tree provided by our volunteers of the Historical Society. If you wish you may even ride a horse drawn wagon from Depot Town to the Museum as Depot Town will also be celebrating a Victorian Holisday.

Our Museum will be open two special evenings during the Holiday season: Thursday December 14th and Friday December 15th from 7-9 p.m. Come and view our Victorian Mansion alight with Candles and Decorated for Christmas.

and….Don't forget to shop at the Little Museum Gift Shop during these special hours as Christmas items have been added to our inventory. We are also open the usual hours Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m.





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