Ypsilanti Historical Society & Archives Information
President...................Mrs. William (Ann) McCarthy
Vice-President..........La Verne Howard
Secretary...................Mrs. George (Sharon) Patterson
Ann McCarthy, La Verne Howard, Fred Peters, Rene Burgess, Doris Milliman, Phoebe Miller, Margaret Bemis, Linda Halhbrock, Foster Fletcher, William Edmunds, M.D., and Sharon Patterson.
Doris Milliman, Chairman, Rene Moran, Ann McCarthy, Eileen Harrison, Flora Block, Deci Howard, Marge Gauntlett, Ethel O'Connor and Sharon Patterson.
Miss Ethel O'Connor, Chairman of Museum Guides
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Howard, Plant Room
Ruth Reynolds, Clothing Curator
Lewis House Board
Arthur Howard, Chairman and Treasurer, Evangeline Lewis, La Verne Howard, William Edmunds, M.D.,
Secretary and Horatio Lewis
State legislation was passed in 1957 authorizing local governing bodies (Ypsilanti City Council) to “raise and appropriate money” and help with “any activity or project which…tends to advance historical interests” of the community. Public Act 213, 1957 applies to cities and villages.
February 2, 1960, Mayor Rodney E. Hutchinson appointed the following to serve as a Historical Committee: Mrs. H. Z. Wilber, Mrs. George Ennen, C.D. Bassett, T.S. Webber, Westly M. Dawson, Harry F. Shaefer, Miss Clara Sweet, Mrs. Elson (Ruth) Shaw, F.B. McKay, Mrs. M.I. Stadtmiller, E.R. Isbell, Albert W. Brown and the Mayor as Chairman with Louis S. White serving as City Historian.
October 10, 1960, the organizational meeting of the Ypsilanti Historical Society was held in the Estabrook School.