Otsego Area Historical Society

Otsego Area Historical Society Rummage sale Fundraiser July 15,16, 22 & 23. Most items sell for a reasonable donation. 8:00-5:00 each day.

05/11/2019

We will be doing some cemetery stone cleaning at Pine Creek cemetery on Saturday, June 1. If you would like to join us and help or learn how to do things meet at the museum at 9:30 if you dont know how to get there.

05/02/2019
Otsego Area Historical Society

Otsego Area Historical Society

Otsego Area Historical Society and Museum

Presenting Erica Marie LaPres Emelander
Author and history teacher
Her topic will be "Civilian life during the Civil War"

Thursday May 9 at 7:02 p.m.The program is free and social time with refreshments after the program. Donations gladly accepted.

Our special speaker is Marie LaPres, author of Inspirational Historical Fiction. Erica Marie LaPres Emelander is a middle school social studies/religion teacher and lives in Grand Rapids, Mich. Erica has always enjoyed reading and writing. With her love of history and God, she has incorporated all four loves into her books. Erica has written several books including a series on the Turner Daughters during the Civil War. When not working on and researching her books, Erica can be found coaching middle and high school sports, being a youth minister, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her beloved nieces and nephew.

05/02/2019
Otsego Area Historical Society

Otsego Area Historical Society

Otsego Area Historical Society and Museum

Presenting Erica Marie LaPres Emelander
Author and history teacher
Her topic will be "Civilian life during the Civil War"

Thursday May 9 at 7:02 p.m.The program is free and social time with refreshments after the program. Donations gladly accepted.

Our special speaker is Marie LaPres, author of Inspirational Historical Fiction. Erica Marie LaPres Emelander is a middle school social studies/religion teacher and lives in Grand Rapids, Mich. Erica has always enjoyed reading and writing. With her love of history and God, she has incorporated all four loves into her books. Erica has written several books including a series on the Turner Daughters during the Civil War. When not working on and researching her books, Erica can be found coaching middle and high school sports, being a youth minister, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her beloved nieces and nephew.

05/02/2019

Otsego Area Historical Society and Museum

Presenting Erica Marie LaPres Emelander
Author and history teacher
Her topic will be "Civilian life during the Civil War"

Thursday May 9 at 7:02 p.m.The program is free and social time with refreshments after the program. Donations gladly accepted.

Our special speaker is Marie LaPres, author of Inspirational Historical Fiction. Erica Marie LaPres Emelander is a middle school social studies/religion teacher and lives in Grand Rapids, Mich. Erica has always enjoyed reading and writing. With her love of history and God, she has incorporated all four loves into her books. Erica has written several books including a series on the Turner Daughters during the Civil War. When not working on and researching her books, Erica can be found coaching middle and high school sports, being a youth minister, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her beloved nieces and nephew.

This organ was given to the Otsego Historical Society with the understanding that it could be sold.  If anyone is intere...
04/27/2019

This organ was given to the Otsego Historical Society with the understanding that it could be sold. If anyone is interested please make an offer. We currently have another organ and a melodian and really do not have room for this

We had a nice crowd for the Haunted Lighthouses program presented by Diana Stampfler
04/19/2019

We had a nice crowd for the Haunted Lighthouses program presented by Diana Stampfler

04/16/2019

We are having a museum work day this Saturday April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come on down and join the fun and see all the new fun things going on.

04/09/2019
Otsego Area Historical Society

It is almost here.Next Thursday April 18 at 7:02 p.m.

The Otsego Area Historical Society is pleased to announce the 1st Historical Happenings Program of 2019. Thursday April 18 at 7:02 p.m., Dianna Higgs Stampfler (of Promote Michigan) will take the stage to talk about and introduce her new book "Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses." She will also have copies of her book on hand for $19.99 plus tax and will happily personalize and sign your copy.

The program is free (donations always welcome) and refreshments available after the program during the social period. The museum is located at 218 North Farmer Street in Otsego. Feel free to forward this on to family and friends who might enjoy this program.
Hope to see you there.

03/14/2019

The Otsego Area Historical Society is pleased to announce the 1st Historical Happenings Program of 2019. Thursday April 18 at 7:02 p.m., Dianna Higgs Stampfler (of Promote Michigan) will take the stage to talk about and introduce her new book "Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses." She will also have copies of her book on hand for $19.99 plus tax and will happily personalize and sign your copy.

The program is free (donations always welcome) and refreshments available after the program during the social period. The museum is located at 218 North Farmer Street in Otsego. Feel free to forward this on to family and friends who might enjoy this program.
Hope to see you there.

Politics, Activists, Women - PAW
02/27/2019

Politics, Activists, Women - PAW

The Robinson Manor
01/29/2019

The Robinson Manor

01/22/2019

Saturday January 26, 2019 Michigan celebrates 182 years of statehood. Stop by the Otsego museum to check out some local Michigan history. We will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum is free and we will have the coffee on. Hope to see you there.

I know what it is. Do you?
01/18/2019

I know what it is. Do you?

01/18/2019
VT

See why history can be so fun?

These two 17-year-old's attempted to use a rotary phone… And it’s hilarious! 😂😂

01/17/2019

Hello friends.
It looks to be a snowy day coming up Saturday January 19, 2019.
What better place to spend it than at the Otsego Museum. We have several fun projects going on. So come on down...bring a friend or two.
Bring a lunch.
I'll have the coffee on.
Hope to see you there.

01/11/2019

Hi history folks,
Nothing to do Saturday morning? Lots to do at the museum. Come on down. I will have the coffee on.
Brad

12/29/2018

Hello history folks. We will be taking down our Christmas displays Saturday January 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you have some time, please come to the museum to help. Many new and good things are happening at the museum and with the Otsego Area Historical Society. Come check us out. See you there.

A great Christmas program at the old museum tonight. Thanks Wayne for the pictures. Some amazing talent. I apologize for...
12/14/2018

A great Christmas program at the old museum tonight. Thanks Wayne for the pictures. Some amazing talent. I apologize for them being so dark...we had the "mood" set with Christmas trees and lights.

12/11/2018

Holiday Happenings - 7:00 p.m. at the Otsego Museum - 218 North Farmer St. - Thursday, December 13. An evening of music from local vocalists and musicians, carols and refreshments. Everyone welcome, no fee (but donations are gladly accepted).

Almost 70 kids came to make ornaments and a good time was had by all.
12/01/2018

Almost 70 kids came to make ornaments and a good time was had by all.

Please join us Sunday November 11 from noon to 2:00 p.m. check out our Veterans Day display and enjoy a slice of this gr...
11/10/2018
New photo added to shared album

Please join us Sunday November 11 from noon to 2:00 p.m. check out our Veterans Day display and enjoy a slice of this great cake. Thank you veterans.

11/06/2018

Reminder: Thursday November 8 at 7:02 p.m. Otsego Area Historical Society and the Historical Happenings Program. We are pleased to welcome Erica Marie LaPres Emelander. She is a Middle School Social Studies teacher in Grand Rapids and the author of historical novels. She will be talking about civilians during the Civil War and some of the characters from her books.
The program is free (donations gladly accepted) with refreshments after the program. Hope to see you there.

City Service station owned by Delbert Smith.  Remember where it was located?
11/05/2018

City Service station owned by Delbert Smith. Remember where it was located?

Otsego Area Historical Society
11/02/2018

Otsego Area Historical Society

The Otsego Area Historical Society invites all to our Veterans Day Open House and patriotic display. The display will be open to the public Saturdays October 27, November 3 and 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..
The culmination will be a community wide open house on Veterans Day, Sunday November 11, from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Otsego Museum is honored to have five pieces of art on loan from the prestigious Kalamazoo Air Zoo.
The events are free and refreshments will be on hand for Veterans Day.
We honor and salute the men and women of our armed forces and pay tribute to our veterans for their sacrifices. We also make note that it has been 100 years since the end of WWI.

Patriotic flags, paintings, art, and artifacts will be on display from the collection of the Otsego Area Historical Society and from the following:
Dick Lubic
Jeff Bogren (Plainwell Antiques)
Otsego VFW Post 3030
Dave Delemme
Otsego American Legion
Randy Town
Kalamazoo Air Zoo

A special thank you to Dick Lubic for his vision for a display like this and to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo for their consideration of our museum for part of their prestigious collection.

11/02/2018
Otsego Area Historical Society

Otsego Area Historical Society

November Historical Happenings
Thursday November 8 at 7:02 p.m.
Guest speaker Marie LaPres - Author of several books on my favorite topic: The Civil War.
Check her out...the title of one of her books is "Though War Shall Rise Against Me.
More to come but wanted you to get it on your calendar.

Someone recently asked how long the Eady Shoe Factory was in Otsego.  It opened in 1903 and built this building in 1910....
10/31/2018

Someone recently asked how long the Eady Shoe Factory was in Otsego. It opened in 1903 and built this building in 1910. Fram Filters purchased the building in 1940. It is located on Helen Ave.

The Otsego Area Historical Society invites all to our Veterans Day Open House and patriotic display. The display will be...
10/22/2018

The Otsego Area Historical Society invites all to our Veterans Day Open House and patriotic display. The display will be open to the public Saturdays October 27, November 3 and 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..
The culmination will be a community wide open house on Veterans Day, Sunday November 11, from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Otsego Museum is honored to have five pieces of art on loan from the prestigious Kalamazoo Air Zoo.
The events are free and refreshments will be on hand for Veterans Day.
We honor and salute the men and women of our armed forces and pay tribute to our veterans for their sacrifices. We also make note that it has been 100 years since the end of WWI.

Patriotic flags, paintings, art, and artifacts will be on display from the collection of the Otsego Area Historical Society and from the following:
Dick Lubic
Jeff Bogren (Plainwell Antiques)
Otsego VFW Post 3030
Dave Delemme
Otsego American Legion
Randy Town
Kalamazoo Air Zoo

A special thank you to Dick Lubic for his vision for a display like this and to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo for their consideration of our museum for part of their prestigious collection.

10/12/2018

OAHS teaser...Veterans Day Exhibit...coming soon...You will not want to miss this one.

10/12/2018

November Historical Happenings
Thursday November 8 at 7:02 p.m.
Guest speaker Marie LaPres - Author of several books on my favorite topic: The Civil War.
Check her out...the title of one of her books is "Though War Shall Rise Against Me.
More to come but wanted you to get it on your calendar.

09/29/2018

Otsego student art work is still up at the museum today and we will be here from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
So if you can not make it to G.R. to art prize, come visit us for the next best thing. (Saturday September 29)

Does anyone recognize this station.  It is no longer standing.
08/04/2018

Does anyone recognize this station. It is no longer standing.

Historical Happenings...Thursday August 9 at 7:02 p.m. at the Otsego Area Historical Society.Featuring Robert and Shanno...
07/28/2018

Historical Happenings...Thursday August 9 at 7:02 p.m. at the Otsego Area Historical Society.
Featuring Robert and Shannon Shoemaker and their program "Unearthed Otsego History". A show and tell of metal detected relics from Otsego... and more.
The program is free and refreshments available after the program. Donations always welcomed. See you there.

Does anyone recognize this house?  Tell us where you think it is.
07/17/2018

Does anyone recognize this house? Tell us where you think it is.

To bee or not to bee. A great program by member Caroline Abbott.
07/13/2018

To bee or not to bee. A great program by member Caroline Abbott.

This house was built in 1835 by Roswell Crane.  It is still standing but looks much different.  Do you know where it is?
07/02/2018

This house was built in 1835 by Roswell Crane. It is still standing but looks much different. Do you know where it is?

Sano Septic--This building was located east of Mountain Home Cemetery.  Ralph Bodine is second from right
06/24/2018

Sano Septic--This building was located east of Mountain Home Cemetery. Ralph Bodine is second from right

Pictures from the Barns Program at the Museum last Thursday.
06/16/2018

Pictures from the Barns Program at the Museum last Thursday.

Here are the names that were with the picture:  Back row: Rex Rouse, Bill Ellinger, Jim Newcomb, Mike Buckmaster, Gary M...
06/14/2018

Here are the names that were with the picture: Back row: Rex Rouse, Bill Ellinger, Jim Newcomb, Mike Buckmaster, Gary Morris, Jack Martin ,coach, Larry Wallace. Front Row: Jim Warner, Ken Roberts, Mike Bronson, Dick Martin, and Al Musial. Picture early 50's.

This was the cover photo for a calendar from the Otsego Lumber company.  The rest of the calendar is not there so no ide...
06/07/2018

This was the cover photo for a calendar from the Otsego Lumber company. The rest of the calendar is not there so no idea what year it was

Otsego Area Historical Society
06/01/2018

Otsego Area Historical Society

Merrill Smith taking a swat during sidewalk days in the early 1960's

Merrill Smith taking a swat during sidewalk days in the early 1960's
06/01/2018

Merrill Smith taking a swat during sidewalk days in the early 1960's

Pictured  Ralph Bodine in the Middle and Bud Degood on the right.  Do not know who the other man is.
05/25/2018

Pictured Ralph Bodine in the Middle and Bud Degood on the right. Do not know who the other man is.

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218 N Farmer St
Otsego, MI
49078

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Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

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