Oshtemo Historical Society

Opportunities to Become Involved--

This society is a non-profit group.

contributions are tax deductible

 

Committees

DRAKE HOMESTEAD

MAINTENANCE

MEMBERSHIP

PROGRAM

DRAKE HOME MUSEUM

PUBLICITY

RESTORATION

FUND RAISING

LiBRARY/ARCHIVES

E Mail Contact
or: oshtemohs@mail.com

YOU ARE NEEDED!

The Oshtemo Historical Society presents many opportunities for involvement. Members are encouraged to be actively involved in the areas in which they have the most interest. There is no end to the variety of needs and wants the group has - at least one is just for you. If you can give an hour, a day or unlimited time, we need you and we want your participation. If you have an interest in Oshtemo, in history, in old houses and or in volunteering - contact us. We have phones and e mails making us easy to reach.(oshtemohs@gmail.com) E Mail Contact

Copy the registration form, then mail it or bring it to a meeting to join us.

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OSHTEMO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Membership Registration Form
Note: Dues are paid annually January 1 to January 1.

Please Print:


Date:______________________________________________

Last Name:__________________________________________

First Name: _________________________________________

Address:____________________________________________

Email:______________________________________________

Telephone: Home: ______________ Cell/Work: ____________

Let us know if you have an interest in any or all of these committees:

Drake Homestead Maintenance
Drake Homestead Museum __
Programs __
Restoration (Development) of Drake House __
Fund- Raising/ Grants __
Library/Archives __
Publicity __
Membership __
Nominations ___

I would like more information___

Dues are: $15.00 single person - $20.00 family - $50.00 patron

If interested in joining us or making a financial donation, please make check for the appropriate amount, payable to "THE OSHTEMO HISTORICAL SOCIETY."

Check should be mailed to Starr Waldron, 4172 Wolf Drive, Kalamazoo Michigan, 49009.

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We are searching for papers, data, photos and stories about Oshtemo-we can scan them so the owners can share them for posterity without giving them up. We are interested in all Oshtemo data. Sometimes, we forget, last year is history today - so some items do not have to be vintage to be needed. We have pictures and papers of some early settlers, schools and churches. We are in search of others. This is a special way you can help--allow us access to your family photos and papers. If you know where we can locate some of these items please share that information.

Oshtemo family histories are taken orally and written. We are interested in where and how early settlers lived. We are interested in businesses that are and have been in the community. We have an interest in about everything Oshtemo. Share your stories with us.

Often we offer an educational program free of charge for the community as well as for members. We welcome suggestions on subject matter. Perhaps you have a program or know of one. This is a service to others from us--so your attendance is desired and you will witness a dynamic program. See the program page for a sampling. Simple refreshments are served at this time, donations of cookies and juices are welcome.

 

We are in the process of restoring the historic Benjamin and Maria
Drake home. Skilled and unskilled workers are needed for this job.
We do everything from cleaning, painting and lawn care - homeowners work. We do it in groups. We actually have fun doing the work. Be a part of the future. Join us in creating this 26 acre community park, With the Drake home as it's focus.

 

"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

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