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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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Two classes are being offered: One, A Dulcimer Class taught by one of the Historical Society members, and another, a Piecemakers Quilt Group.

An Exhibit “Unisys and Plymouth, A Partnership in the Community since 1937”, opened May 15, 1990. It is designed and funded by the Unisys Corporation.


A Quilt Registry is being formulated for the purpose:

(1) Compiling a local liveing history of quilt making.
(2) Identification of Quilts and their makers.
(3) Building an index of Quilts available for study and or display.
(4) Gleening local history and genealogy as stitched into Quilts.
(5) Teaching Quilt preservation methods.

Green Oaks

A program on Photography was given by a Photographer from Howell. He told the group how to preserve old pictures and how to care for them.


At the May meeting, the video “Michigan's Capitol, A Symbol Renewed” was shown. This documentary highlights the restoration of the Capitol Building in Lansing. Craftsmen from all over the World were brought in to work on what was the First Dome Style Capitol in the United States.


A preservation workshop was held and a trip was made to the 1895 Victorian Layher-Bondie home on North Maple Road. The house was built by a wealthy lawyer from New England. The Layher Family purchased the home and it was lived in by three generations of that family, and after being vacant for some time, was purchased by Jean Bondie in 1987 and she is restoring it.