Oshtemo Historical Society

Oshtemo Historical Society

Programs for 2019

 

 

Society Officers

 

President: Kenn Livingston
Vice President: Trucia Babladelis
Secretary: Irene Livingston
Treasurer: Starr Waldron
Trustees:
Barbara Adams
Margaret DerHammer
Dale Martinson

Recording Secretary:
Mary Anne Britvec
Web Master: Ilah Henderson

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if link does not work:
oshtemohs@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

All meetings are held at the meeting room in the Oshtemo Township Hall (7275 West Main Street) at 7:00p.m. on the third Thursday of the month unless otherwise specified. They are open to the public, free and all are welcome .



Check for changes on this web site: oshtemohistoricalsociety.org

 

2019 Schedule

March 21: "Oshtemo Cemeteries - Then and Now" Presented by Historian, Lynn Houghton (Then) and Karen High (Now). Lynn Houghton is the Regional History Curator at the WMU Archives and Regional History Collections. She also participated in the PBS series, 10 that Shaped America.  Karen High is the Oshtemo Township Parks Director.

April 18: "Capital Women - 1879 to 1940" Presented by Valerie Marvin - Michigan State Capitol Historian.

May 16: "Fort Custer- it's history,the Fort Custer Historical Society and Museum and the current uses of the original fort property" Presented by Col. Jim Spackman

June 20: "History of Weather Forecasting"

July 18: "Monarch Butterflies"

August 15: Tour the Alamo Museum. Built in 1865 as a Methodist Church this museum on 8119 N Sixth Street has held Alamo treasures since the seventies. The tour includes the Farm Implement building.

September 19: "House of David" The story of the religious colony founded in 1903 in Benton Harbor. Their members weren't allowed to have sex, meat, alcohol, tobacco or personal property. Presented by Chris Siriano, Author, Historian and Museum Director. His book will be for sale at the event.

October 5: Open House

November 21: "A comprehensive view of Tillers International, our local hidden gem" Presented by a senior staff member. Hear about their mission, classes and the scope of their outreach. Tillers International is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in rural areas around the world.  They work with farmers and artisans to create effective, innovative, and sustainable solutions to their problems.  their specialty is in draft animal power, but we also offer expert instruction in blacksmithing and woodworking.

No Meeting in December

 

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"The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present." David Thelen

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