Lincoln Park Historical Museum

Lincoln Park Historical Museum The Museum collects materials - artifacts, photographs, etc - for exhibit and archival purposes. We are located in the historic Post Office building.

We had a great turn out tonight for the evening program on Sears Kit Homes! Thank you to everyone who attended and to An...
06/06/2019

We had a great turn out tonight for the evening program on Sears Kit Homes! Thank you to everyone who attended and to Andrew and Wendy Mutch on their wonderful presentation!

Our next evening program is this Wednesday at 7:00 PM! The presentation will be on the the “Sears Kit Homes,” and we are...
05/30/2019

Our next evening program is this Wednesday at 7:00 PM! The presentation will be on the the “Sears Kit Homes,” and we are so excited to have Andrew and Wendy Mutch as our guest speakers. The event is free and open to the public!

The Lincoln Park Historical Society held its annual dinner recently.  The presentation for the evening featured Mike Gro...
05/27/2019

The Lincoln Park Historical Society held its annual dinner recently. The presentation for the evening featured Mike Grobbel, President of the Polar Bear Memorial Association, who shared the fascinating story of Michigan's "Polar Bear Regiment", of the 85th Division, which fought in North Russia against the Bolsheviks at the end of World War I - see the article here from the Detroit News published today. Mike presented certificates at the dinner on behalf of the Association to families of the men who settled in our community.
Private First Class Vernie Stocking, whose family has long operated Park Tire in LP, was represented by his grandson Jim Stocking and great-grandson Jake Stocking; and Pvt. Walter Pegouske, a founding member of American Legion post 67, was represented by niece Arvilla Pegouske. Photos show them with speaker Mike Grobbel at the dinner.
Also serving in the Regiment was Benjamin Goodell who died in 1923 and for whom the VFW Post 552 in Lincoln Park was named.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/05/27/polar-bear-memorial-world-war-i-russia-troy/3745930002/

On this Memorial Day we take a moment to remember the many men and women from our community who served in the military, ...
05/27/2019

On this Memorial Day we take a moment to remember the many men and women from our community who served in the military, those who ultimately gave their lives in service and duty and love of country; those who came home safely but whom we have lost in years past; and those who continue to serve in areas of conflict and strife around the world. We honor and remember all.

Wednesday, June 5 at 7 PM is our next evening program! We’re excited to have Andrew and Wendy Mutch to present on the Se...
05/24/2019

Wednesday, June 5 at 7 PM is our next evening program! We’re excited to have Andrew and Wendy Mutch to present on the Sears Catalog Kit Homes. We hope you can join us! The event is free and open to the public.

There are two great events this weekend! This Saturday at the museum starting at 12:00 PM is the Annual Memorial Bell-Ri...
05/15/2019

There are two great events this weekend! This Saturday at the museum starting at 12:00 PM is the Annual Memorial Bell-Ringing Ceremony, and this Sunday at 1:00 PM will be the Lincoln Park Memorial Parade. Be sure to turn in your reservation by Monday, May 20th for the Historical Society's Annual Dinner which will take place at the Lincoln Park High School on Thursday, May 23. We hope you all can attend!

We have some important events coming up in May! Join us for the Annual Memorial Bell Ringing Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at noon at the museum. The next day on May 19 at 1:00 PM, the Lincoln Park Memorial Parade will take place on Fort Street. Lastly, the Historical Society’s Annual Dinner will take place Thursday, May 23. Doors for this will open at 6:15 and the program is on Michigan’s “Polar Bear Regiment” during WWI. Be sure to purchase your tickets by May 20! For more information, see the attached flyer. We hope you can join us!

The community of Lincoln Park is invited to attend the Historical Society's Annual Memorial Bell Ringing ceremony held S...
05/11/2019

The community of Lincoln Park is invited to attend the Historical Society's Annual Memorial Bell Ringing ceremony held Saturday, May 18th at 12 noon. The ceremony, held on the museum grounds, provides an opportunity to remember those men and women who have given their lives in service to our country with the ringing of the historic Goodell School bell. Anyone who wishes is invited to attend and toll the bell in memory of a loved one. A reception with light refreshments will be held inside the museum following the ceremony. The new Heritage Plaza brick pavers will also be dedicated at the ceremony.

At our upcoming Annual Dinner, held on Thursday evening May 23 at 6:15pm, guests will have an opportunity to hear about a little-known chapter of World War I history and its local connection. Michigan's "Polar Bear Regiment" served in North Russia toward the end of the war and through the winter of 1919. Men of the 85th Division were deployed to Russia to fight in an Allied intervention against the Bolsheviks. The regiment trained at Camp Custer near Battle Creek and was largely made of men from Michigan and the Detroit area. The regiment included the 339th Infantry; several men of the 339th returned to live in the Lincoln Park community following the war. These include: Columbus LeBlanc, Walter Pegouske, Vernie Stocking, William Boundy, Newton Osborn, Garry Rankin, and Benjamin Goodell, who died in 1923 and for whom our local VFW Post 552 was named. The presentation will be given by Mike Grobbel, historian and president of the Polar Bear Memorial Association.

The dinner and program costs $20 per person and is open to the public; RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY and are being accepted through MONDAY MAY 20TH. The dinner will be held at the Lincoln Park High School cafeteria. Reservations can be made by contacting the Historical Society at 313-386-3137 or [email protected]. We hope that many of our friends will be able to join us for a very special evening.

Here's the latest happening at the museum.
05/09/2019

Here's the latest happening at the museum.

Stay up to date on future events at the museum with our newsletter for May-July!

We have some important events coming up in May! Join us for the Annual Memorial Bell Ringing Ceremony on Saturday, May 1...
05/08/2019

We have some important events coming up in May! Join us for the Annual Memorial Bell Ringing Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at noon at the museum. The next day on May 19 at 1:00 PM, the Lincoln Park Memorial Parade will take place on Fort Street. Lastly, the Historical Society’s Annual Dinner will take place Thursday, May 23. Doors for this will open at 6:15 and the program is on Michigan’s “Polar Bear Regiment” during WWI. Be sure to purchase your tickets by May 20! For more information, see the attached flyer. We hope you can join us!

Stay up to date on future events at the museum with our newsletter for May-July!
05/01/2019

Stay up to date on future events at the museum with our newsletter for May-July!

We hope to see you tomorrow at 7:00 PM for our next evening program on the Yankee Air Museum with Brian Higgins, who we ...
04/30/2019

We hope to see you tomorrow at 7:00 PM for our next evening program on the Yankee Air Museum with Brian Higgins, who we are excited to have as our guest speaker! The event is free and open to the public.

We’re looking forward to Wednesday, May 1 for our next evening program which will be on the Yankee Air Museum. Please jo...
04/26/2019

We’re looking forward to Wednesday, May 1 for our next evening program which will be on the Yankee Air Museum. Please join us! This event is free and open to the public.

We’re looking forward to our next evening program on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM on the Yankee Air Museum with Brian Higgins as the guest speaker! Please see the attached press release for more information.

We’re looking forward to our next evening program on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM on the Yankee Air Museum with Brian Hig...
04/16/2019

We’re looking forward to our next evening program on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM on the Yankee Air Museum with Brian Higgins as the guest speaker! Please see the attached press release for more information.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 1 for our next evening program on the Yankee Air Museum!
04/12/2019

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 1 for our next evening program on the Yankee Air Museum!

We had a full house tonight! Thank you to Ed Clemente, the Clemente family, and for everyone who came out to the museum ...
04/04/2019

We had a full house tonight! Thank you to Ed Clemente, the Clemente family, and for everyone who came out to the museum this evening for the program on the beloved Clemente’s Restaurant! It was wonderful walking down memory lane with everyone.

Join us tonight at 7:00 PM for our evening program on Clemente’s Restaurant with Ed Clemente! Just a reminder, doors ope...
04/03/2019

Join us tonight at 7:00 PM for our evening program on Clemente’s Restaurant with Ed Clemente! Just a reminder, doors open at 6:30 PM and we encourage folks to get there on the earlier end to guarantee a seat for the program. The event is free and all are welcome to attend!

Mark your calendars for this Wednesday at 7:00 PM!!
03/31/2019

Mark your calendars for this Wednesday at 7:00 PM!!

Join us, Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM for our next evening program. We are excited to have Ed Clemente give a presentation on Clemente’s Restaurant! The event is free and open to the public.

One week away! We hope you can join us for our next evening program on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM on Clemente’s Resta...
03/27/2019

One week away! We hope you can join us for our next evening program on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM on Clemente’s Restaurant! The event is free and open to the public.

Join us, Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM for our next evening program. We are excited to have Ed Clemente give a presentation on Clemente’s Restaurant! The event is free and open to the public.

Join us, Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM for our next evening program. We are excited to have Ed Clemente give a presentat...
03/22/2019

Join us, Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM for our next evening program. We are excited to have Ed Clemente give a presentation on Clemente’s Restaurant! The event is free and open to the public.

Join us for the Lincoln Park Historical Society’s next evening presentation on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM! This pre...
03/14/2019

Join us for the Lincoln Park Historical Society’s next evening presentation on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM! This presentation will be on the beloved Clemente’s Bar which was a staple in Lincoln Park for over 70 years. The presentation will be narrated by Ed Clemente, the grandson of the restaurant’s founders. Please see the attached press release for more information!

On behalf of the Lincoln Park Historical Museum and Society, we are absolutely honored to recognize the work and efforts...
03/09/2019

On behalf of the Lincoln Park Historical Museum and Society, we are absolutely honored to recognize the work and efforts of the museum's first curator, Jack Hinske, “for his years of work in establishing the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, for his guidance in helping set the museum on a course for what it is now almost 50 years, and for his generous service to the Lincoln Park community.” We were able to present a certificate to Jack today for his dedication to the museum. Thank you to those who came for the opening of the new exhibit ("Our Early Collections") and for all of Jack’s efforts!

Come down to the museum today at 2:00 PM! We have the opening for our new exhibit and the museum’s first curator, Jack H...
03/09/2019

Come down to the museum today at 2:00 PM! We have the opening for our new exhibit and the museum’s first curator, Jack Hinske, will be there. We hope to see you there!

We’re looking forward to next Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 PM! The museum’s first curator, Jack Hinske, is going to join us for the opening reception for the new exhibit. Please join us!

Join us tomorrow at 2:00 PM! Hope to see you all there!
03/08/2019

Join us tomorrow at 2:00 PM! Hope to see you all there!

We’re looking forward to next Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 PM! The museum’s first curator, Jack Hinske, is going to join us for the opening reception for the new exhibit. Please join us!

Our next event is this Saturday at 2:00 PM! The event is free and open to the public.
03/04/2019

Our next event is this Saturday at 2:00 PM! The event is free and open to the public.

We’re looking forward to next Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 PM! The museum’s first curator, Jack Hinske, is going to join us for the opening reception for the new exhibit. Please join us!

We’re looking forward to next Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 PM! The museum’s first curator, Jack Hinske, is going to join us...
03/01/2019

We’re looking forward to next Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 PM! The museum’s first curator, Jack Hinske, is going to join us for the opening reception for the new exhibit. Please join us!

Please join us for opening event for our next exhibit on March 9 at 2:00 PM which will feature pieces telling the story ...
02/25/2019

Please join us for opening event for our next exhibit on March 9 at 2:00 PM which will feature pieces telling the story of Lincoln Park’s formation and the founding families. We are please to have Jack Hinske, the museum’s first curator, at this event! All are welcome to attend.

Thank you to Karin Risko and Rodney Arroyo for their wonderful presentation today! Check out their book, “A History Love...
02/09/2019

Thank you to Karin Risko and Rodney Arroyo for their wonderful presentation today! Check out their book, “A History Lover’s Guide to Detroit.”

Today is the day! Please join us at 2:00 PM!
02/09/2019

Today is the day! Please join us at 2:00 PM!

We are getting excited for Saturday's special event, the book signing and presentation with Lincoln Park author Karin Risko and photographer Rod Arroyo, for their book "The History Lover's Guide to Detroit", at 2:00pm. (see earlier post for the press release.)

Also that afternoon is held the Annual Lincoln Park Chocolate Walk (or Chocolate Drive) which lasts from 2pm to 5pm, and begins at the Park Restaurant Hall at 1681 Fort Street. Dress warmly, as Saturday is looking to be a chilly one, with a high in the mid-20s.

If you are out, do stop by the museum for a treat! 💟

We are getting excited for Saturday's special event, the book signing and presentation with Lincoln Park author Karin Ri...
02/06/2019

We are getting excited for Saturday's special event, the book signing and presentation with Lincoln Park author Karin Risko and photographer Rod Arroyo, for their book "The History Lover's Guide to Detroit", at 2:00pm. (see earlier post for the press release.)

Also that afternoon is held the Annual Lincoln Park Chocolate Walk (or Chocolate Drive) which lasts from 2pm to 5pm, and begins at the Park Restaurant Hall at 1681 Fort Street. Dress warmly, as Saturday is looking to be a chilly one, with a high in the mid-20s.

If you are out, do stop by the museum for a treat! 💟

Please review the attached press release for the upcoming events on Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 PM! We are excited to h...
02/02/2019

Please review the attached press release for the upcoming events on Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 PM! We are excited to have Karin Risko and Rodney Arroyo join us for a book signing for, “A History Lover’s Guide to Detroit.” Also, the Lincoln Park’s 5th Annual Chocolate Walk will be taking place that afternoon. We hope to see you there!

Attached is our current newsletter. Stay up to date on current happenings at the museum!
02/01/2019

Attached is our current newsletter. Stay up to date on current happenings at the museum!

01/28/2019

Museum friends,
Due to the extreme weather conditions in SE Michigan this week, incl sub-zero arctic temps on Wednesday when we are usually open, the museum will be CLOSED until Saturday, February 2nd. The last day of the "Lyn Osborn Smokin' Rockets!" exhibit was to be the 30th -- so it has been extended until just this Saturday, February 2nd, open 1pm to 6pm. Stop in and see us if you can!

City Tour Detroit
01/27/2019

City Tour Detroit

Catch our director & tour guide Karin Risko around town promoting her new book. Photographer and urban planner Rod Arroyo who provided most of the book's contemporary images will join her at some locations.

Sunday, Jan 25 - Trenton Veterans Memorial Library
2 pm - 4 pm: Local Author Faire (Many local authors plus cute therapy dogs you can read to)

Saturday, Feb 9 - Lincoln Park Historical Museum
2 pm: Presentation and Book Signing by Karin Risko & Rod Arroyo

Saturday, Feb 16 - Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Shop
3 - 5 pm: Book Signing with Karin Risko

Tuesday, Feb 19 - Riverview Veterans Memorial Library
6:30 pm: Presentation and Book Signing by Karin Risko & Rod Arroyo

Thursday, Mar 7 - Novi Public Library
7 pm - 8:30 pm: Presentation and Book Signing by Karin Risko & Rod Arroyo

Saturday, Apr 6 - Preservation Detroit 2nd Annual Book Fair
11 am - 2 pm: Durfee Innovation Center, 2470 Collingwood, Detroit

Sunday, Apr 7 - Detroit Public Library - Main
2 pm - 4 pm: Book Talk and Signing by Karin Risko & Rod Arroyo.

Sunday, Jul 21 - 3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books! FREE!
10 am - 4 pm

Want to host an author event?
Contact Erin Owens / [email protected] / 843.853.2070 x214 or Karin directly at [email protected]

Two more opportunities to check out the Lyn Osborn exhibit! The exhibit closes January 30, so stop by either today or We...
01/26/2019

Two more opportunities to check out the Lyn Osborn exhibit! The exhibit closes January 30, so stop by either today or Wednesday. Our hours are 1:00 PM-6:00 PM. We hope to see you!

Just two and half weeks left to catch the special "Smokin' Rockets!" exhibit here at LP Museum, honoring hometown actor Lyn "Buddy" Osborn. Lyn's family has graciously gifted us with a number of rare items from Lyn's young life and Hollywood career. As you all know, Lyn's career was highlighted by his 5 years in the role of Cadet Happy on the early TV series, "Space Patrol". A number of the items will remain on exhibit in a permanent display for Lyn after January. If you are in the area do try to stop by and see us. (Thanks to volunteer Merritt Solomon for the photo shown here.)

There are two exciting events going on the afternoon of Saturday, February 9! Join us at 2:00 PM for a book signing of, ...
01/22/2019

There are two exciting events going on the afternoon of Saturday, February 9! Join us at 2:00 PM for a book signing of, “A History Lover’s Guide to Detroit.” The author, Karin Risko, and photographer, Rod Arroyo, will signing books and giving a talk on the book. Also that afternoon, the museum will be one of the many stops of the 5th Annual Chocolate Walk! We hope you will be able to join us for these events!

Be sure to check out the Lyn Osborn exhibit! This exhibit will be up until January 30th, so stop on in before it’s too l...
01/11/2019

Be sure to check out the Lyn Osborn exhibit! This exhibit will be up until January 30th, so stop on in before it’s too late! We’re open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:00-6:00 PM.

With less than a week to go until Christmas, if you are still searching for that perfect gift, scroll down below and che...
12/19/2018

With less than a week to go until Christmas, if you are still searching for that perfect gift, scroll down below and check out the post showing 4 books we currently have for sale in our gift shop. One for any pocketbook.

We will have holiday hours next week: being opened our regular days of WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26 and SATURDAY DECEMBER 29 - however, we will be CLOSED for the holiday on Wednesday January 2nd.

The "Smokin' Rockets! with Lyn Osborn" exhibit runs through the month of January until the 30th. At that time part of the exhibit will be incorporated into our permanent collections.

If you are looking for something special to do on New Years Eve, the "Hands of the City of Lincoln Park Penny Drop" and concert with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Band will ring in the new year starting at 9:00PM at the VFW Hall, 1125 Fort Street. Single Admission is $30, Couples are $40. Proceeds will benefit the LP Historical Museum! Our great thanks to the 'Hands of the City' and the good folks of VFW post 552.

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1335 Southfield Rd
Lincoln Park, MI
48146

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