From the President’s Desk

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Ypsilanti Gleanings
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Author: Alvin E. Rudisill

By the time you receive this issue of the Gleanings the Museum will be all decked out for the Christmas Holidays. Our “Annual Open House” will be on Sunday, December 13 from 2 to 5 pm. One new feature of the open house this year is that Christmas music will be playing on our newly installed sound system.

We were surprised and pleased to have a visit from descendants of the Demetrius Ypsilantis family. Some members of the family that visited live in Ohio while other members live in Greece and were visiting the family members in Ohio. Make sure you read the brief report about the visit in this issue of the Gleanings.

Receipts from our Annual Fund Drive this year will be deposited in our Endowment Fund. The interest from this fund goes to support our annual operating budget and allows us to continue our free admission policies for both the Museum and Archives.

We are fortunate to have so many volunteers who assist with operating both the Museum and Archives. In addition we have a number of interns from Eastern Michigan University and other universities in Southeastern Michigan that contribute approximately 150 hours on specific projects and activities.

If you are not on our email listserv please call the Museum at 734-482-4990 and have your name added. We are using the listserv only for program notifications and your email address will not be shared with others. Also, please check the Event Schedule on our website for upcoming special programs and displays.