Alamo Township Historical Museum

Alamo Township Historical Museum The Alamo Township Historical Society and Museum works to preserve the history of Alamo Township, Michigan. We are a local history museum located in the beautiful rural Township of Alamo, Michigan.
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Operating as usual

09/24/2020
Otsego Area Historical Society

Otsego Area Historical Society

The Otsego Area Historical society has changed the next board meeting from Oct 1 to October 8.

09/23/2020
Colonial Williamsburg

Ready or not, it is time to break out the winter clothes.

As Autumn begins many of us are putting away summer clothing and pulling out sweaters and jackets. Join our interpreters as we explore how 18th-century clothing also changed with the weather.

Otsego Area Historical Society
09/21/2020

Otsego Area Historical Society

We were extremely pleased when we recently discovered this video "Papertown USA Otsego Michigan. produced by the OAHS in 2006.

it is available for viewing on our Paper Mill History node computer.

The video is about 13 minutes in length and is filled with many images of the evolution of the original Bardeen Mill and narration that is very informative and educational. A great tribute to the paper industry that gave so much to the local citizens and our country when paper products were a critical and valuable commodity.

We welcome you to drop in and enjoy this piece of historical preservation of the by gone days.

Otsego Area Historical Society
09/19/2020

Otsego Area Historical Society

We are pleased to announce the availability of our new Military and Paper Mill History Exhibits node.

Visitors may view the many photos, slideshows, videos and historical documentation now digitally archived at the museum.

Masks and distancing are required, alcohol wipes are available at the node for sanitizing before and after each use.

We think you will be pleased with the scope of content available.

09/17/2020
Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

In 1787, men gathered in Philadelphia to pen a new Constitution. Meanwhile in Virginia, Gowan Pamphlet finally receives his freedom. Join him to hear his thoughts on the momentous year and what this document will mean for his future and the future of his congregation.

Otsego Area Historical Society
09/16/2020

Otsego Area Historical Society

Year men unknown. any one identify them?

09/08/2020
Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

The year is 1799, and the upcoming election polarizes America in a way it never has before. With a nation hotly disputing what America’s future looks like, join James Madison: Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as he traces the nature of government back to its purest origins, and endeavors to carve a path for America’s future that embodies the fundamental ideas of not only her Constitution, but the revolution itself.

09/04/2020
Otsego Area Historical Society

Otsego Area Historical Society

The historical society is going to hold a silent auction during Creative Arts festival. We currently have a quilt, necklace, barbecue set an are looking for anything else. If you have something that you could donate to us to help with the building fundraiser please let us know or drop it off at the museum during the open hours

09/01/2020
Colonial Williamsburg

There was a cooper shop in the Township at one point in our history.

Puncheons, piggins, firkins, and hogsheads: today we'd call them all barrels, but they are among the many colorful and technical terms that describe the products of the cooper's trade. The safe transport and storage of goods depended on the cooper's skill. Join us for a live Q&A to learn how coopers work wood by hand and eye to create the watertight containers that made colonial Virginia's agricultural economy work.

May we have this dance?
08/28/2020

May we have this dance?

It's "Artifact Friday!" Ladies is your dance card full? If so, you are really busy! Today's artifacts are dance cards from the late 1800's. Dance cards became widespread in 19th century Vienna and quickly spread throughout the Western world. Proper etiquette had a man reserving a particular dance with a young lady. As you can see in the last photo, each type of dance is listed. Additionally, a true gentleman danced with a different lady every dance. Our dance cards in the photos are from a few dances and dance clubs in Allegan. #localhistory

08/25/2020
Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

"Would women really do this work in the 18th century?" That's a question we hear everyday in our trades shops and the answer is almost always "yes!" Join tinsmith Jenny Lynn, harpsichord maker Melanie Belongia, and milliner Rebecca Starkins for a conversation about women in the trades, past and present.

08/18/2020
Colonial Williamsburg

We have some cobblers tools in our collection.

How were shoes made 250 years ago, before modern factories and assembly lines? Join the last few shoemakers who work entirely by hand and bring your questions about how they make everyday and fancy footwear.

There have been some fascination women in the area.
08/16/2020
Fascinating Kalamazoo Women — Kalamazoo Public Library

There have been some fascination women in the area.

There are many women in Kalamazoo who have played a role in our history. Lynn Houghton, Regional History Curator at the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections, and…

08/12/2020
Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

Today we think of taverns as places to drink. In 18th-century Williamsburg, taverns were much more. Join Site Supervisor Gene Mitchell as she discusses why Williamsburg had so many taverns and who spent their time there.

08/11/2020
Colonial Williamsburg

More from Williamsburg

Silver cups, teapots, and spoons were not just for show in the 18th-century. They were a good way to "store" your assets. Skilled smiths transformed coins and outdated silverware into fashionable pieces for the dining room, parlour, and personal adornment. Join our silversmiths for a live Q&A to learn about the 18th-century trade and its diverse practitioners.

08/06/2020
Colonial Williamsburg

Live from Colonial Williamsburg

George Wythe is about to leave for Philadelphia, where he plans to sign the Declaration of Independence. Join the tutor of Thomas Jefferson as he considers the language and philosophy of the Declaration, and answers your questions live!

Otsego Area Historical Society
08/05/2020

Otsego Area Historical Society

Who would you consider notable in our Township?
08/03/2020

Who would you consider notable in our Township?

In case you can read the names they are Top Row, Left to Right: Bill Fox, Dan Nulty, Dick Hartman, Dick Wood & Don Hunsaker. Middle Row: Jay Goswick, Elwyn Sprague, Tom Dorgan, Ernie Hofacker, Fritz Cronen. Bottom Row: Fred Baldwin, Steve Sears, Lorna Pirrone, Lyle Burge and Marion Larson

Otsego Area Historical Society
07/24/2020

Otsego Area Historical Society

A gallery of old time photos on display in the museum donated by Ken Tishhouse who now resides in California. They are his ancestors who lived in Otsego and Michigan.

07/21/2020
Ep. 4 “Modifying a Model T” | Shifting History

Ep. 4 “Modifying a Model T” | Shifting History

“Modifying a Model T” | Episode 4, Shifting History Tom takes a field trip around the museum to see how the T’s simplicity makes it the perfect multitool. Cl...

07/17/2020
Lora Painter WWMT

Lora Painter WWMT

New research shows 40% of American museums might not be able to reopen.
Luckily our local Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is safe.
Excellent reporting by Nancy Chen at CBS News. I had the pleasure of meeting Laura Lott, the president and CEO of American Alliance of Museums She has great insights in this story. @wNewschannel 3, CBS News, WWMT, West Michigan

07/14/2020
Birch Bark Canoe Building - Time-lapse

Birch Bark Canoe Building - Time-lapse

Wayne Valliere teaches volunteers on the Bois Forte Reservation the art of traditional Birch Bark canoe building. The Birch Bark canoe is mainly made up of t...

Otsego Area Historical Society
07/12/2020

Otsego Area Historical Society

Photo and caption credit - Jim Higgs
Here is a colorized photo from the 1969 Plainwell Centennial book showing an unknown military band lined up on West Bridge Street, facing east. The Machemer & Sons building at the left was a wooden structure that preceded the Spencer & Woodard building, built in 1916, that now houses Campbell's Pharmacy. The photo was taken prior to 1903 because the Ingraham & Travis building (Warnements) does not yet appear next to the furniture store in the background.

As a local military history buff, they appear to be from a local National Guard unit probably from the 33rd or 34th regiments during the Spanish-American war period. They have canvas leggings and the "fore and aft" creased campaign hats that preceded the peaked campaign hats in WW I. The man on far left 2nd row has sergeant stripes. A great local military history photo.🇺🇸🇺🇸👍👍
Norman LeRoy Hinga

07/11/2020
The Union Enterprise

The Union Enterprise

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Allegan County Historical Society
07/11/2020

Allegan County Historical Society

It's "Artifact Friday!" Our artifact in photo number one was a major technology advancement in the county. This artifact was used in a ceremony in Dorr Township on February 11, 1941. It was the ceremonial switch switching Dorr Township phones to dial tone phones. Photo number two shows the type of phones used once communities switched to dial tones. Stop in to the Old Jail Museum and see our old phones. #localhistory

Looks like an interesting class from Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center.
07/08/2020

Looks like an interesting class from Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center.

Interested in the historic structures in our area? Local expert, Sharon Ferraro, takes you through the ins and outs of the history of historic preservation.

Use this link for more info and registration: https://www.campusce.net/kvcctraining/course/course.aspx?catId=23

Did you know that there has been a Pledge to State of Michigan flag since 1972?
07/05/2020
Michigan Legislature - Section 2.29

Did you know that there has been a Pledge to State of Michigan flag since 1972?

The Michigan Legislature Website is a free service of the Legislative Internet Technology Team in cooperation with the Michigan Legislative Council, the Michigan House of Representatives, and the Michigan Senate.

Did you make the honor roll?Granted this one is from 1925.
06/10/2020

Did you make the honor roll?

Granted this one is from 1925.

OHS honor roll 1925 -

Anyone remember going there?
06/08/2020

Anyone remember going there?

Alamo High School early 1900s

Otsego Area Historical Society
06/08/2020

Otsego Area Historical Society

Address

8119 N 6th St
Kalamazoo, MI
49009

Telephone

(269) 547-7834

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