The Holiday Open House will be on Sunday, December 8, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. Entertainment will be provided at 1:30 pm by the Erickson School Choir under the direction of Crystal Harding. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The Museum will be decorated for the Holiday Season so come and join us for food, entertainment and to visit with friends and neighbors.
We are making progress on our major project in the Archives, the scanning of glass plates and negatives, and posting them on the Internet. If you go to the YHS website at “ypsilantihistoricalsociety.org” and click on “Photo Archives” it will bring up the first 50 pictures that have been posted. You can review the photos in sets of 50s or you can click on the “Index” at the top of the page to search for photos by name. We have a number of unidentified photos, so if you have additional information that can be posted please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have approximately 1,000 photos on the site at the present time and are adding approximately 100 more per week. While you are at the YHS website check out all the other historical programs linked to the site.
I am just completing a one-year term as President of the Washtenaw County Historical Consortium. This is a group of approximately 40 individuals who run the historical sites within Washtenaw County. If you have never visited their website go to “WCHConsortium.org” and click on “Our Members.” Pictures and information about the members of WCHC will appear. If you click on their individual websites you can see visitor information including scheduled events. We are very fortunate to have so many outstanding historical sites within Washtenaw County.
If you are not currently on our email listserv please call the Museum at 734-482-4990 and have your name added. We are using the listserv only for program notifications and your email address will not be shared with others. Also, please check the Event Schedule on our web site for upcoming special programs and displays.
We are looking for volunteers to serve as docents for the Museum or research assistants for the Archives. Both the Museum and Archives are open from 2:00 to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday. If you are available during that time and are interested in helping us preserve the historical information and artifacts of the area, or in educating the general public about our history, please give me a call at 734-476-6658.