News and Events
Garden Party Rescheduled
The Albion Historical Society's annual Garden Party, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 27, was cancelled due to rain. Though event coordinator Barb McAuliffe was heartbroken, she said that she will reschedule the gathering. A tentative date of Saturday, August 1, has been set. "The vendors and crafters are often booked weeks in advance. They need a little time to fit us in." A list of attractions will be forthcoming.
Membership Drive Set for July 24
Albion Historical Society volunteers will be set up in area banks, credit unions, and businesses on July 24 for a one-day membership drive from 10 am to 4 pm. This is your chance to be a part of preserving the accomplishments and memories of our home town and the people who live here. Please show our volunteers your love! 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 SocietyWhere 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.
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.