Allegan County Historical Society

Allegan County Historical Society "Your link to Allegan's Past." This is the Allegan County Historical Society's museum, housed in the old jail. We also have a complex at the Allegan County Fairgrounds open during the Allegan Count Fair. If you wish to become a member, give us a call.
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05/10/2019
Allegan County Historical Society

Allegan County Historical Society

The "Old Jail Museum" starts its Summer hours May 10th. The museum will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm until August 31st. Stop in this Summer and see Scott, Greg, Pat, Allen or one of the other volunteers. It's a great place to come on those hot summer days!

05/09/2019

The "Old Jail Museum" starts its Summer hours May 10th. The museum will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm until August 31st. Stop in this Summer and see Scott, Greg, Pat, Allen or one of the other volunteers. It's a great place to come on those hot summer days!

05/01/2019

we had a unusual request this week,

some time when moving the old german church records for St John Lutheran church here in Allegan were lost/ misplaced when they moved into the new church, trying to find the old German church records for St. John Lutheran. if any one can help thanks in advance.

Remembering Hamilton, Michigan
04/28/2019

Remembering Hamilton, Michigan

In times past, Lampen Hardware Store anchored the northeast corner of M-40 and 47th Street (Overisel Road). Owned by brothers Harry and Ed Lampen, the business was operated for over 60 years. Harry was only 22 years old when he began his career as a hardware store owner. He had just purchased the store from J. K. Dangremond. Harry and Ed Dangremond operated the store together for a few years when Harry’s brother Ed joined him in the business. The brothers partnered for 50 years and even managed a store in Overisel for a time. At first buggies and kerosene lamps were the big sellers. Stationary gas engines were for sale with some deluxe models being mounted on iron-wheeled carts for hand towing around the farm. At that time all the implements were horse drawn and buggies came in by the carload. Harness repairs were also frequent items of business. Harry passed away in 1967 and his brother Ed in 1979.

how many of you remember getting coal delivered by Schuler's
04/27/2019

how many of you remember getting coal delivered by Schuler's

Not Allegan Co but oh so close tho, but Allegan co still was involved https://www.southhaven.org/journal/south-haven-and...
04/26/2019
South Haven and the Fruit Industry: A Success Story | South Haven Visitors Bureau

Not Allegan Co but oh so close tho, but Allegan co still was involved
https://www.southhaven.org/journal/south-haven-and-the-fruit-industry-a-success-story?fbclid=IwAR3ayt_ZVyy2FFlldTBYxOWsI401mQ0DkNxRnFLmJjKDHnC0H5xES9K1oYc

In the early 1800’s, South Haven was shaped by the lumber industry and drew in many residents with the hint of potential that the Great Lakes, arable land, and growing businesses provided. The cultivation and shipping of fruit was the next major industry that helped the town’s growing prosperity...

The Ot-well-egan country club
04/11/2019

The Ot-well-egan country club

1931 Allegan Locust st
04/11/2019

1931 Allegan Locust st

couple on the right Hattie and Bert Phillips, the couple on the left they had the "poppie farm " out by little john lake...
04/11/2019

couple on the right Hattie and Bert Phillips, the couple on the left they had the "poppie farm " out by little john lake Albert Schroder and his sister Laure Renolds, out by round lake 1946 Ford car

back in June of 1982 the historical society did a civil war reenactment here are a couple of photos from that
04/06/2019

back in June of 1982 the historical society did a civil war reenactment here are a couple of photos from that

Remembering Hamilton, Michigan
03/23/2019

Remembering Hamilton, Michigan

Visited the local hardware store this morning and as I was heading back west toward M-40, I thought how very much that street (Washington/Hamilton Farm Bureau Road) had changed over the years. It’s now a sea of concrete and some empty buildings. A look back over the years reminds us what we’ve lost.

Remembering Hamilton, Michigan
03/19/2019

Remembering Hamilton, Michigan

Up until 1942, Hamilton’s “Red Brick School House” was home to kindergarten through 10th grade students. Those who wanted to continue their secondary school education went to high schools in Holland, Allegan or Zeeland. Kristi Overbeek recently shared a little photo album found in her grandmother Mildred Lubbers Tripp’s home. It is dated Class of 1938-1939 and contains pictures of the 9th and 10th graders who were attending Hamilton “High School.” Perhaps you can find a relative!

Remembering Hamilton, Michigan
03/19/2019

Remembering Hamilton, Michigan

A nostalgic look at East Saugatuck was shared by Kristi Overbeek. The first settlement had been there about 1859, the residents being mostly “Hollanders.” Lumbering remained about the only industry until the Pere Marquette railroad came. A railroad station and store were built, and a post office was established in 1873. The picture below is an aerial view of the corner of 136th Avenue and 56th Street. Those more acquainted with the area may be able to date the picture.

Allegan County News
03/16/2019

Allegan County News

Allegan Expo is happening at The Silo Banquet and Catering, 1071 M-40, until 2 p.m. today. Stop by and reconnect with community businesses and services, have some fun and get some free giveaways.

Home - Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
03/15/2019
Home - Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

Home - Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

“Every man in his heart knows that there is goodness and wholeness in the rain, in the wind, the soil, the sea, the glory of sunrise, in the trees, and in the sustenance that we derive from the planet.”   Visit The Bailey Museum   Closed for the winter, except for special events Please call (2...

Remembering Hamilton, Michigan
03/02/2019

Remembering Hamilton, Michigan

THE HAMILTON COMMUNITY HALL Part II

Some time during 1926, the Hamilton Welfare Association purchased 20 acres from John Illg for the sum of $1,000. Fund raising began in earnest and finally in the fall of 1930 by a popular and unanimous vote, it was decided to build the auditorium in “the season of 1931.” Committees were organized to lay out the rules and regulations as to how the building was to be used. In their constitution one of the bylaws stated, “It shall be contrary to the rules of this organization to permit any public dancing or card playing on community property.” The Board of Control consisted of a member of the School Board, one member of the Township Board, and one member of the Welfare Association.

Michigan History Magazine
02/25/2019

Michigan History Magazine

Buckle up and settle in - our March/April issue is here! We're taking a ride with Ford as we explore the history of the "car that saved a company." In January 1946, Ford Motor Company President Henry Ford II hired ten U.S. Army Air Forces veterans to help put the firm back on track. Known as the "Whiz Kids," those executives went on to help Ford flourish during the postwar period and set the stage for the creation of one of the company's best-remembered and most celebrated automobiles. Do you remember the 1949 Ford?

Learn more about this issue at http://hsmichigan.org/publications/michiganhistory/.

Fresh-Water Flattops – The U.S. Navy’s Forgotten Great Lakes Aircraft Carriers - MilitaryHistoryNow.com
02/25/2019
Fresh-Water Flattops – The U.S. Navy’s Forgotten Great Lakes Aircraft Carriers - MilitaryHistoryNow.com

Fresh-Water Flattops – The U.S. Navy’s Forgotten Great Lakes Aircraft Carriers - MilitaryHistoryNow.com

“Despite their importance, the Wolverine and Sable have become little more than two curious footnotes to the larger history of the Second World War.” ALTHOUGH THE UNITED STATES commissioned a staggering 151 aircraft carriers during World War Two, it’s safe to say that…Read more →

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