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From the President’s Desk

From the President’s Desk image
Alvin E. Rudisill
Winter 2010
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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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Over $16,000 in pledges and contributions have been received for the “Storm Window Project” and the donor plaque will be made up in early January.  In this issue of the Gleanings you will find a list of contributors as they will be listed on the plaque.  If you are one of the contributors please check to see if your name(s) is appropriately listed.  If corrections need to be made you can email me at Thanks again to all those who made this project possible. A total of 52 windows were repaired and painted, and 52 new storm windows were constructed and installed by Ron Rupert.

Our next quarterly meeting will be held on Sunday, December 5, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. We will have a very brief business meeting followed with entertainment by a number of members of the Huron Valley Harmonizers. We hope you will attend to enjoy the entertainment, view the beautiful holiday decorations, and partake of the refreshments.

Our Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, December 29, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. There will be musical entertainment and holiday goodies to warm the body on a cold winter night. Bring your family and friends to help us celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic Dow House.

The Front Step Repair Project has been completed and has improved not only the appearance of our entrance but has also removed some of the safety issues with uneven sidewalks and a cracked vestibule. The new limestone sides on the steps and the new limestone vestibule were cut to match those that had deteriorated so we have retained the historic look of the entrance. Many thanks to an anonymous donor who gave $8,600 to cover the cost of this project.

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 in educating the general public about our history, please give me a call at 734-476-6658.

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Photo 1: The Huron Valley Harmonizers.