Otsego Area Historical Society

Otsego Area Historical Society The Otsego Area Historical Society/Otsego Museum has displays from artifacts donated by our local community members. We also have a Research Corner for members and community to come in to do research.
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Operating as usual

03/26/2021
Alamo Township Historical Museum

Alamo Township Historical Museum

The Alamo Township Board has voted to close the Alamo Township Historical Museum permanently.

Please direct your questions and comments on this closure to the Township Supervisor and other Board members.

If you or your family donated items to the Museum to preserve the Township's rich history, please contact the Township office on how to have them returned to your family.

Otsego Main Street
03/25/2021

Otsego Main Street

Otsego Main Street is excited announce that construction has officially resumed on our riverfront pavilion after facing COVID-19 related delays! We can't wait to watch this project come to life over the next few months. Stay tuned for weekly updates related to construction progress, uses for the pavilion, and how it fits into our larger riverfront development plan!

A huge thanks to our community and generous donors for making this project a reality! #LoveOtsego #MiMainStreet

03/15/2021
The Memory Station

The Memory Station

Today In Area History... March 15, 1865, Otsego was incorporated as a village.

Otsego History 1846 to 1865
02/15/2021

Otsego History 1846 to 1865

Otsego history 1836 to 1845
02/15/2021

Otsego history 1836 to 1845

These drug store artifacts came from:Conrad Bros. DruggistsMansfield Bros. DruggistsOpera House PharmacyMathews Drug Sto...
02/13/2021

These drug store artifacts came from:
Conrad Bros. Druggists
Mansfield Bros. Druggists
Opera House Pharmacy
Mathews Drug Store
Eaton Drug Store

The druggist would create his own prescription pills from the ingredients according to the patient's symptoms.
02/13/2021

The druggist would create his own prescription pills from the ingredients according to the patient's symptoms.

Otsego earliest history 1831 to 1836.
02/13/2021

Otsego earliest history 1831 to 1836.

Otsego Christmas lights 1972 - Wish it could be colorized.
02/12/2021

Otsego Christmas lights 1972 - Wish it could be colorized.

Otsego's Little Downtown Park in 1968 -
02/12/2021

Otsego's Little Downtown Park in 1968 -

Otsego skating rink 1959 - Anyone recall its location? Apparently at an outdoor basketball court.
02/12/2021

Otsego skating rink 1959 - Anyone recall its location? Apparently at an outdoor basketball court.

A group of full color pages from the Chicago Daily Tribune during WW 2. The detail is amazing. The originals can be view...
02/10/2021

A group of full color pages from the Chicago Daily Tribune during WW 2. The detail is amazing. The originals can be viewed upon request.

The story of Dr. Goddard's wife Aylene "the Kite Lady".
02/06/2021

The story of Dr. Goddard's wife Aylene "the Kite Lady".

The story of Dr. Goddard taking over the practice of Dr. Stuck  and his office chair donated by his daughter Sally Godda...
02/06/2021

The story of Dr. Goddard taking over the practice of Dr. Stuck and his office chair donated by his daughter Sally Goddard.

Dr. G.B. Goddard exhibit display at the museum. Material donated by his daughter Sally Goddard.
02/06/2021

Dr. G.B. Goddard exhibit display at the museum. Material donated by his daughter Sally Goddard.

Mineral Springs Hotel History
02/05/2021

Mineral Springs Hotel History

Michigan Cottage Cheese  Otsego History - The museum has an excellent exhibit display.
02/05/2021

Michigan Cottage Cheese Otsego History - The museum has an excellent exhibit display.

MacSimBar becomes Mead  - 1969
02/05/2021

MacSimBar becomes Mead - 1969

A tribute to MacSimBar drivers in 1955.
02/05/2021

A tribute to MacSimBar drivers in 1955.

Ladies Library Association 1922
01/31/2021

Ladies Library Association 1922

Hmm, a kissing booth at the library?
01/31/2021

Hmm, a kissing booth at the library?

Remember when refrigerators were still called "ice boxes"?
01/31/2021

Remember when refrigerators were still called "ice boxes"?

Cutting block ice from nearby ponds in the 1920's.
01/31/2021

Cutting block ice from nearby ponds in the 1920's.

Brookside park 1966
01/29/2021

Brookside park 1966

Otsego falls Menasha mill 4
01/29/2021

Otsego falls Menasha mill 4

Otsego falls Menasha mill 3
01/29/2021

Otsego falls Menasha mill 3

Otsego falls Menasha mill 2
01/29/2021

Otsego falls Menasha mill 2

01/29/2021
01/25/2021
01/25/2021
Otsego Community Chorus 1957
01/24/2021

Otsego Community Chorus 1957

Otsego Library History 2
01/22/2021

Otsego Library History 2

Otsego Library History-
01/22/2021

Otsego Library History-

Early Otsego Fire Dept. History -
01/22/2021

Early Otsego Fire Dept. History -

Area farm history 1950s
01/22/2021

Area farm history 1950s

Address

218 N Farmer St
Otsego, MI
49078

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Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

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(269) 692-3775

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So much fun in town with this building! Here's a blurb about Dixie Gasoline history from an online collector (without sources). "The Dixie Oil, Gas, and Pipeline Company was founded in 1907 by a group of planters from Belcher, LA...The company also expanded into Muskegon, Michigan when oil was discovered in 1925. In 1928, Dixie Oil was the largest gatherer and purchaser of crude oil in the Muskegon field, sending the oil across the state to the company's new refinery at Zilwaukee. The company was finally consolidated into the Stanolind Oil and Gas Company in 1931." https://mancave.artfactory.com/product/vintage-dixie-gas-sign/
The Otsego Veterans Memorial brick paver index and location diagrams have been updated. The Otsego Veterans Memorial is located at Memorial Park, Farmer and Dix Streets. Download the information here
Paul H Murray outside of Murray packing company ( MURCO) with some of his workers. Early/mid 1900s´┐╝
My grandfather Paul H Marie outside of Maru packing company in the 1900s with some of the workers´┐╝
That's our Dad.
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