News and Events


Garden Party to be Held August 1

The Albion Historical Society is now having the Garden Party at the Gardner House Museum, 509 South Superior, on Saturday, August 1. It was originally planned for June 27, but the rain changed those plans. The festivities will be between noon and 4 p.m. Plants, jewelry, candles, home-made quilts and more will be on sale. Enjoy tours of the museum, entertainment and activities for kids. Some activities may have fees, but the event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Barb McAuliffe, Albion Historical Society Program Chair, at (517) 629-2879(517) 629-2879.

Membership Drive Set for July 24

Albion Historical Society volunteers will hold a membership drive on Friday, July 24, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Representatives will be at the four financial institutions in Albion as well as Family Fare.  Membership fees to the historical society are affordable, and your involvement today will help preserve our yesterdays for tomorrow.  We accept membership renewals by mail too!

Gardner Scramble Golf Outing

The Albion Historical Society would like to thank all the golfers and sponsors of our  Gardner Scramble Golf Outing held on Saturday, June 20, at Tomac Woods Golf Course. This was the 10th anniversary of the tournament. “This is our major fundraiser for the Gardner House Museum each year,” said Andy Zblewski, Albion Historical Society vice president. It’s a Victorian home built in the late 1800’s and houses all the society’s archives as well as being an active museum open to the public, free of charge. “The upkeep of the building is a never-ending process that unfortunately is very costly."  Sponsors of this year's tournament were Albion College, Albion Family Chiropractice, The Andersons, Caster Concepts, Decker Manufacturing, Murray Timkew Insurance, Parks Drug Store, Ruff & Kreger, and Team 1 Plastics.

Tour Guides Needed for Museum

The Albion Historical Society is in need of volunteers to give tours at its Gardner House Museum. It is now and will remain open on Saturdays and Sundays between 2-4 p.m. through the end of September. The society needs at least two guides during each weekend day to showcase the Victorian house from the late 1800’s. Guides will learn the highlights of its three floors as well as the basic history of Albion.  If you are interested in becoming a docent, please call the museum at (517)629-5100.

Share Your Memories with the Albion Historical Society

Where were you when Senator Warren Hooper was murdered? What do you remember about the early days of the Festival of the Forks? What are your memories of the Bohm Theatre, your school days, summer concerts or your favorite local stores? The Albion Historical Society wants to hear your memories. It will include them in upcoming newsletters, to share with its members. Contact us or mail your stories to: The Gardner House Museum 509 South Superior Street Albion, MI 49224 Please include your name, your contact information and how long you have lived in the Albion area, as well as any pertinent pictures if you have them.

Upcoming Events

Gardner House Museum Now Open

The Gardner House Museum is now open and will remain open weekends, 2-4 p.m., until the end of September. Tours are also available by appointment.