Oshtemo Historical Society

Oshtemo Historical Society

Programs for 2018

 

 

Society Officers

President: Kenn Livingston
Vice President: David Bushouse

Secretary: Mary Ann Britvec

Recording Secretary: Irene Livingston
Treasurer: Starr Waldron

Trustees:
Barbara Adams
Patricia Babladelis

 

Web Master: Ilah Henderson

E Mail Contact

0shtemohs@gmail.com

 

All meeting 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

 

 

2018 Schedule

 

March 15, Thursday - Springboard to 2018. Gathering of OHS Members and members of the community interested in the history of Oshtemo and places beyond. Purpose: to generate a list of possible educational programs for future dates. Karen High, Parks Director, will speak on the progress of the Drake Farmstead though Capital Campaign and grants. Kay Oppliger, OHS member, will speak on “Kitchen to Reception Room.” Also, will talk about the progress of window and woodwork restoration in the house in 2018.

April 19, Thursday - Cameron Brown will be speaking on the Kalamazoo Abraham Lincoln Project. The project's goal is to place a statue of Lincoln in Bronson Park with a plaque commemorating his visit to the Kalamazoo park in 1856.

May 17, Thursday –Dr. E. Binney Girdler, Kalamazoo College professor, will speak on the Lillian Anderson Arboretum. Dr. Girdler is director of the Arboretum.

June 21, Thursday - Beth Timmerman, local history specialist, will speak on “Resources of the Local History Room at the Kalamazoo Public Library (central).”

No meetings in July and August

September 16, Sunday – Celebration Open House at the Drake Farmstead. Details forthcoming. No third Thursday program.

October 18, Thursday - Valerie Marvin, Michigan State Capitol Historian, will give a presentation entitled, “Two Capitals, three Capitols. A look at the process and politics that saw the capital move from Detroit to Lansing, and a survey of the three buildings we've called our capitols."

November 15, Thursday – "History of The Tuskegee Airmen" Presented by Paul Love also the very important OHS election of 2019 officers and business meeting. Program TBA

 

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E Mail Contact

if link does not work try:

oshtemohs@gmail.com

 

 

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

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