News and Events
We're Now on Facebook
Visit us at www.facebook.com/albionhistoricalsociety. Visit our page for updates on events being held at the museum, special features, recent artifact donations, and much more.
Museum's 2016 Season is Over
The Gardner House Museum ended the 2016 tour season on Sunday, September 25. What this actually means is that our volunteers won't be there on weekends waiting to give tours. If, however, you would like to tour the museum, simply call 517-629-5100 to schedule a personal tour. The museum will be open again in 2017 from 2-4 p.m. Mothers' Day weekend until the last weekend of September.
Join Us for Twelfth Night
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love said to me, "Let's go to the Gardner House Museum to celebrate Twelfth Night!"
We extend a warm invitation to all to join us on the twelfth night of Christmas which will be January 6. The museum will be open from 6-7:30 p.m. We will have wassail, refreshments, caroling, and musical entertainment. An encore celebration will be held January 7 from 2-4 in the afternoon.
This long-celebrated tradition honors the spirit of Christmas and gives us a chance to visit old friends and make new ones. We hope you will join us!
Garcia, Bessie, and Meadow-gold Mary: Life on the Haven Hills Farm
The second installment in the Albion Historical Society's speakers series will be presented by Barbara Lange on January 19, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room at the Albion District Library.
Take a trip back through the history of Albion with a look at the Haven Hills Dairy Farm. Learn about the land that once supported almost 200 head of registered Guernsey cattle, the history of the Dean family which owned this prize-winning dairy, the building of Bellemont Manor, and the foundation this family established in the City of Albion.
Barbara and Eric Dean Lange (great-grandson of Belle and George Dean) have collected photos, documents, and first-hand information to present a chronology of significant events beginning with Dean family ancestors, who were pioneers to the new State of Michigan in the 1840s, and continuing through to the 2002 development of the Albion College Equestrian Center.