News and Events


Big Read Coming to Museum October 4

As part of Albion's Big Read, "Wizard of Earthsea" BOOK DISCUSSIONS will be held on October 4 at 2 p.m. at the Gardner House Museum. Chapter 1 will be read to the group followed by discussion and refreshments. This event will be sponsored by the Albion Historical Society.

"More Music" Heads Up October Meeting

The Albion Historical Society will have its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, at the Caring Community Church.  The theme of this year's meeting will be "More of Albion's Music Through the Ages."  After last year's successful membership meeting, organizer Barb McAuliffe decided to revive the theme but include other styles of music that weren't performed in the 2014 meeting.  "This will not be the same show!" she said.  Musical attractions will cover eras from Michigan's Native American culture through rock and pop to the present with a few really great surprises in between!  There will be a 50/50 split and door prizes available, and donations will be graciously accepted.  Board positions will be voted upon by the membership.  If you are not a member but would like to join, a membership table will be available at the door. Caring Community Church is located at 1015 Irwin Avenue in Albion.  For more information, contact Barb at 517-629-2879.

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

AHS to Show Its Best

"Show Your Best" will be held Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Albion Community School.  This event, sponsored by the City of Albion, is designed to showcase all that Albion has to offer--from businesses, organizations, churches, and more.  Albion Historical Society will be there, too, showing some of our best.  This event is free of charge and open to the public.  Albion Community School is located at 225 E. Watson Street.