Our next quarterly meeting is Sunday, May 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. We hope you will join us for the meeting and program. Refreshments will be served following the meeting and entertainment.
Also coming is the Annual Art Exhibit which is scheduled for May 9 to 23.
Michael Newberry is the new Eastern Michigan University intern in the Museum. He replaced Veronica Robinson who graduated and moved to Chicago. Veronica is seeking a job in Chicago and is scheduled for a number of interviews in the historical preservation field.
The new expanded and resurfaced parking lot has relieved some of the parking issues we have had over the past several years. Our sincere thanks to all of our members and friends contributed their time or money for this major project. During the next several months we will be focused on getting the front entry steps repaired and installing storm windows on all the windows in the museum.
Make sure you read the book review for the new book authored by our own Laura Bien titled “Tales from the Ypsilanti Archives.” The book was released this past month by American Chronicles – A History Press Series. Read the book review on the back page of this issue of the Gleanings and then come in to the Archives and purchase a copy. There is a book signing scheduled in the YHS Archives on April 24 so you can either buy your book now and bring it back for the signing or wait until then to purchase your copy.
The Annual Yard Sale this year is scheduled for June 5. If you have items to donate for the sale please give us a call and we will come to your location and pick them up. Also, items can be dropped off at the Museum from 2 to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Last year we raised over $5,000 during this event and we hope to duplicate that this year.
We are always looking for volunteers 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 from 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 educating the general public about our history, please give me a call at 734-476-6658.