Southgate Historical Foundation

Southgate Historical Foundation Southgate Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving the current and past history. This is our Official page. Beware of unauthorized pages with similar names.
Southgate Historical Foundation is a 501C3 charitable organization that is dedicated to documenting and preserving the current and past history of our great community of Southgate, Michigan.
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Special thanks to Mike Pustulka for his donation of a World War II era foot locker. There are plenty of interesting arti...
05/26/2020

Special thanks to Mike Pustulka for his donation of a World War II era foot locker. There are plenty of interesting artifacts inside that will keep our Museum Curator Jerry Pesci busy for a while.

Special thanks to Mike Pustulka for his donation of a World War II era foot locker. There are plenty of interesting artifacts inside that will keep our Museum Curator Jerry Pesci busy for a while.

On this Memorial day 2020, we once again honor the 12 young men from Southgate who gave their lives for our country.
05/25/2020

On this Memorial day 2020, we once again honor the 12 young men from Southgate who gave their lives for our country.

On this Memorial day 2020, we once again honor the 12 young men from Southgate who gave their lives for our country.

Everyone had a great time with a surprise visit from the Disney Princesses. This is our major fundraiser of the year and...
02/02/2020

Everyone had a great time with a surprise visit from the Disney Princesses. This is our major fundraiser of the year and we appreciate all of our generous sponsors and all those who attended the dances making it once again a successful, fun event.

Everyone had a great time with a surprise visit from the Disney Princesses. This is our major fundraiser of the year and we appreciate all of our generous sponsors and all those who attended the dances making it once again a successful, fun event.

02/02/2020

Someone at the Daddy Daughter Dance lost a special looking bracelet! Give us a call and we’ll have it Monday for you at the Historical Museum!

8th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance
12/28/2019

8th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Sorry to inform everyone that our Breakfast with Santa event has been cancelled.  Those of you who pre-paid can get a re...
12/17/2019

Sorry to inform everyone that our Breakfast with Santa event has been cancelled. Those of you who pre-paid can get a refund through the Southgate Rec Dept..

Check out our new web page Http://www.southgatehistory.orgfor archives of our past city officals, past and current build...
12/13/2019

Check out our new web page Http://www.southgatehistory.org
for archives of our past city officals, past and current buildings and business' and our past events.

Proud parents brought their kids and pets to the Museum yesterday for free photo-ops with Santa. A fun time for all
12/09/2019

Proud parents brought their kids and pets to the Museum yesterday for free photo-ops with Santa. A fun time for all

Proud parents brought their kids and pets to the Museum yesterday for free photo-ops with Santa. A fun time for all

Santa will be at the Museum this Sunday Dec 8th 2:00 to 5:00. FREE photo ops. Hot chocolate and cookies served. Bake & R...
12/02/2019

Santa will be at the Museum this Sunday Dec 8th 2:00 to 5:00. FREE photo ops. Hot chocolate and cookies served. Bake & Rummage Sale. PETS welcome! Also check the flyer for breakfast with Santa Sat. Dec 21st.

Santa will be at the Museum this Sunday Dec 8th 2:00 to 5:00. FREE photo ops. Hot chocolate and cookies served. Bake & Rummage Sale. PETS welcome! Also check the flyer for breakfast with Santa Sat. Dec 21st.

Vintage photo
11/14/2019

Vintage photo

Our pumpkin sale fund raiser at the 4th Annual Southgate Harvest Fest was a huge success.  We sold out!  Thanks to Board...
10/12/2019

Our pumpkin sale fund raiser at the 4th Annual Southgate Harvest Fest was a huge success. We sold out! Thanks to Board Member Kim Kuspa and the other Board Members who helped out.

Our pumpkin sale fund raiser at the 4th Annual Southgate Harvest Fest was a huge success. We sold out! Thanks to Board Member Kim Kuspa and the other Board Members who helped out.

Southgate Historical Foundation
10/09/2019

Southgate Historical Foundation

The McCann Globe has arrived. It needs a little work but is a treasured addition to our Museum. Thanks to the Southgate Board of Education.

The McCann Globe has arrived. It needs a little work but is a treasured addition to our Museum.  Thanks to the Southgate...
10/09/2019

The McCann Globe has arrived. It needs a little work but is a treasured addition to our Museum. Thanks to the Southgate Board of Education.

The McCann Globe has arrived. It needs a little work but is a treasured addition to our Museum. Thanks to the Southgate Board of Education.

Southgate's 1st 5 Mayors L/R William Brainard, Robert Reaume, James Kandrevas, Walter Berklich, Thomas Anderson.
10/08/2019

Southgate's 1st 5 Mayors L/R William Brainard, Robert Reaume, James Kandrevas, Walter Berklich, Thomas Anderson.

L/R Bottom Row: Marianne McCann Graham, Sandy Dillaha, Maria Graziani, Jennifer Ferencz, Cheryl Pesci, Darlene Pomponio,...
10/08/2019

L/R Bottom Row: Marianne McCann Graham, Sandy Dillaha, Maria Graziani, Jennifer Ferencz, Cheryl Pesci, Darlene Pomponio, Terry Towell
Top Row: Tom Lewis, Kim Kuspa, James Dallos, Dale Zamecki, Jerry Pesci, Tom Lee, Bob Tarabula

The girls of troop 76482 and their leader Christine Scesny just finished their 4th harvest for the food pantry at Calvar...
10/03/2019

The girls of troop 76482 and their leader Christine Scesny just finished their 4th harvest for the food pantry at Calvary Church. Dozens of zucchini, peppers, onions, eggplants, & lettuce were donated. Celery, broccoli, & jalapenos are still to come. Thank you girls for a job well done!

The girls of troop 76482 and their leader Christine Scesny just finished their 4th harvest for the food pantry at Calvary Church. Dozens of zucchini, peppers, onions, eggplants, & lettuce were donated. Celery, broccoli, & jalapenos are still to come. Thank you girls for a job well done!

Special thanks to Gene Anderson, for this wonderful collection of his father, Thomas J. Anderson.
08/08/2019

Special thanks to Gene Anderson, for this wonderful collection of his father, Thomas J. Anderson.

Special thanks to Gene Anderson, for this wonderful collection of his father, Thomas J. Anderson.

Special thanks to longtime Southgate resident Nora Ziesmer for her donation of this beautiful piece.  It fits right in o...
07/24/2019

Special thanks to longtime Southgate resident Nora Ziesmer for her donation of this beautiful piece. It fits right in our Music/TV/Phone room.

Special thanks to longtime Southgate resident Nora Ziesmer for her donation of this beautiful piece. It fits right in our Music/TV/Phone room.

The 1st Harvest of the Girl Scout Troup 76482 garden on the Museum grounds was last night.Zuchinni, yellow squash, peppe...
07/20/2019

The 1st Harvest of the Girl Scout Troup 76482 garden on the Museum grounds was last night.
Zuchinni, yellow squash, peppers, and beans
were gathered to donate to the food bank at Calvery Church on Howard this morning.

The 1st Harvest of the Girl Scout Troup 76482 garden on the Museum grounds was last night.
Zuchinni, yellow squash, peppers, and beans
were gathered to donate to the food bank at Calvery Church on Howard this morning.

A sad farewell to Ray Hunter Flowers, an Ecorse Township-Southgate business for over 100 years. Special thanks to Ray Jr...
07/16/2019

A sad farewell to Ray Hunter Flowers, an Ecorse Township-Southgate business for over 100 years. Special thanks to Ray Jr.'s son, Ray III and daughter, Cindy for their donations
to the Museum.

A sad farewell to Ray Hunter Flowers, an Ecorse Township-Southgate business for over 100 years. Special thanks to Ray Jr.'s son, Ray III and daughter, Cindy for their donations
to the Museum.

The Historical Foundation is setting up our annual "All School Reunion" this Friday June 14th at Southgate Heritage Days...
06/11/2019

The Historical Foundation is setting up our annual "All School Reunion" this Friday June 14th at Southgate Heritage Days. 6:00PM- 9:00PM. Hope to see all you Sabers, Vikings, Raiders, and Titans there!

The Historical Foundation is setting up our annual "All School Reunion" this Friday June 14th at Southgate Heritage Days. 6:00PM- 9:00PM. Hope to see all you Sabers, Vikings, Raiders, and Titans there!

The 2nd grade classes from Shelters Elementary School stopped by for a visit this morning on their tour of City Building...
05/31/2019

The 2nd grade classes from Shelters Elementary School stopped by for a visit this morning on their tour of City Buildings.

The 2nd grade classes from Shelters Elementary School stopped by for a visit this morning on their tour of City Buildings.

We were proud to honor 3 outstanding students with Scholarships. Our Southgate Historical Foundation Scholarship, the He...
05/30/2019

We were proud to honor 3 outstanding students with Scholarships. Our Southgate Historical Foundation Scholarship, the Hector Puente/Mexican Gardens Scholarshio, and the TL Financial Group Scholarship.

We were proud to honor 3 outstanding students with Scholarships. Our Southgate Historical Foundation Scholarship, the Hector Puente/Mexican Gardens Scholarshio, and the TL Financial Group Scholarship.

Class of 65
05/30/2019

Class of 65

As we do every Memorial Day, we honor Southgate's fallen heroes. Eleven from Viet Nam and one from Iraq. These are on di...
05/24/2019

As we do every Memorial Day, we honor Southgate's fallen heroes. Eleven from Viet Nam and one from Iraq. These are on display year round in the Military room in our Museum.

As we do every Memorial Day, we honor Southgate's fallen heroes. Eleven from Viet Nam and one from Iraq. These are on display year round in the Military room in our Museum.

Girl Scout Garden
05/19/2019

Girl Scout Garden

The Southgate Girl Scout Troop 76482 have started their community garden project on the Museum grounds. They will do all the planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting on their own and donate the harvest to local food banks.

Southgate Historical Foundation
05/08/2019

Southgate Historical Foundation

In this quarter's issue of Southgate Today in your mailboxes today if you live in Southgate.

Why Southgate
05/08/2019

Why Southgate

Mr. Instant Sign did a great job. Special thanks to Board Member Sandy Dilaha for doing such a fantastic job on "Our Iri...
04/15/2019

Mr. Instant Sign did a great job. Special thanks to Board Member Sandy Dilaha for doing such a fantastic job on "Our Irish For A Day" fund raiser to raise enough money to pay for it. And special thanks to Board Member Bob Tarabula and his crew for installing it.

Mr. Instant Sign did a great job. Special thanks to Board Member Sandy Dilaha for doing such a fantastic job on "Our Irish For A Day" fund raiser to raise enough money to pay for it. And special thanks to Board Member Bob Tarabula and his crew for installing it.

Sadly, McLinden's Shoes is having their retirement closing sale through June.  They are a 72 year old family owned and o...
04/11/2019

Sadly, McLinden's Shoes is having their retirement closing sale through June. They are a 72 year old family owned and opererated business and in Southgate since 1956.

Sadly, McLinden's Shoes is having their retirement closing sale through June. They are a 72 year old family owned and opererated business and in Southgate since 1956.

We are looking for Southgate High yearbooks for for the Class of 1978 and Class of 1981.Also Anderson yearbooks for 1986...
04/08/2019

We are looking for Southgate High yearbooks for for the Class of 1978 and Class of 1981.
Also Anderson yearbooks for 1986, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2005 and from 2010 to 2019. Our
schoolroom and yearbook collection is our most populat attraction and it would be nice to have complete collections. Also Aquinas yearbooks for the 60's and 90's.

We are looking for Southgate High yearbooks for for the Class of 1978 and Class of 1981.
Also Anderson yearbooks for 1986, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2005 and from 2010 to 2019. Our
schoolroom and yearbook collection is our most populat attraction and it would be nice to have complete collections. Also Aquinas yearbooks for the 60's and 90's.

The 2 story O'Dell Chiropractic building has been demolished!  Dr. O'Dell practiced on the 2nd floor for over 60 years. ...
03/05/2019

The 2 story O'Dell Chiropractic building has been demolished! Dr. O'Dell practiced on the 2nd floor for over 60 years. It was built in 1949.Throughout the years the 1st floor had several business' Cunningham Drugs, Rox Paint, Cash Way Tile, Joy Ceramics, Smoke Brothers Florist, and KDI Kitchens.

The 2 story O'Dell Chiropractic building has been demolished! Dr. O'Dell practiced on the 2nd floor for over 60 years. It was built in 1949.Throughout the years the 1st floor had several business' Cunningham Drugs, Rox Paint, Cash Way Tile, Joy Ceramics, Smoke Brothers Florist, and KDI Kitchens.

Irish For A Day
03/03/2019

Irish For A Day

Our Irish For the Day fundraiser, hopefully, raised enough money for a new sign in front of the Museum. The old one blew away in last weeks windstorm. Thanks to all who attended for your support!

Southgate Star Inaugural Edition
02/23/2019

Southgate Star Inaugural Edition

7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance
02/17/2019

7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Everyone enjoyed the macaroni/cheese and broccoli lunch and had fun on the dance floor! The happy girls all went home with a free photo, unicorn souveniers and a red carnation.

Address

14120 Dix Toledo Rd
Southgate, MI
48195

General information

Museum Hours: First Week-end of the month (2-5pm) or by appointment........734-775-0425 The Southgate Historical Foundation Board of Directors Meetings are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and are held on the 1st Monday of the month

Opening Hours

Saturday 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(734) 775-0425

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