We will be installing the remaining named bricks along the front sidewalk in the next few weeks when the weather warms up. We can still sell 13 more 4 x 8 bricks so if you would like to be included in our final order call 734-482-4990 between 2:00 and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday to place your order with Ashley Turner, our Graduate Intern. A photo of the repaired front sidewalk is included in the brick ad in this issue of the Gleanings.
The “Closet Art Program” has been initiated and hanging art pieces have been placed on four walls in Beezy’s Café on North Washington Street. YHS members and friends have been asked to check in their closets to find hanging art pieces that they are no longer using and to consider donating these items to the Society. Donors receive a donation letter verifying the donation of the item(s) to a 501(c)(3) organization. Laura Bien and James Mann are coordinating the program for the Society.
The Intern Contract that the Ypsilanti Historical Society has with the Graduate Program in Historical Preservation at Eastern Michigan University has been extended for another five years. The program provides two Interns, one for the Museum and one for the Archives, for twenty hours per week and fifty-two weeks per year. Ashley Turner, our current graduate intern in the YHS Museum, will be graduating this spring so we will be interviewing candidates to fill that position starting in May. Ashley will be missed as she has provided exceptional leadership in all areas of responsibility.
The “Annual Home Tour” sponsored by the Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation is scheduled for June 28, 2015 from noon to 5:00 pm. The historic home tour is a major fundraiser for the Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation and funds previously raised were recently provided to the Towner House Foundation to purchase the Towner House at 303 N. Huron Street. Home Tour locations this year will be 206 N. Huron Street, 209 N. Huron Street, 222 N. Huron Street, 303 N. Huron Street, 514 Fairview Circle, 1266 Huron River Drive and 309 N. Grove Street.