News and Events


Local History Room Needs You

Interested in helping out in the Local History Room but feel like you don't have time for a regular volunteer commitment?  We have many individual short-term projects, some of which can be completed in as little as an hour or two.  Preserving and organizing local history materials is a long-term endeavor, but every little bit helps.  Email, call, or visit Local History Archivist Jennifer at the Library at (517) 629-3993, ext. 210 /


Malleable to be Focus of New Exhibit and Oral Histories

The Gardner House Museum is planning a new exhibit for next year which will focus on the history of the Albion Malleable Iron Company.  The company, which was in existence from 1888 to 2002, contributed to Albion's history on so many different levels.  "Artifacts from the Malleable are significant," said society president Celeste Connamacher, "but the oral histories will really tell the story."  Any individuals who wish to contribute or loan artifacts OR share their experiences of the Malleable should contact Celeste Connamacher at 629-3276. 

Big Read Comes to Museum

A read-aloud book discussion of "True Grit" will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, at the Gardner House Museum.  This Big Read event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Events

Museum's 2017 Season Will End Soon

Hurry!  We won't be open much longer.  The 2017 season will come to an end on September 30.  Visit the Victorian home on Saturdays and Sundays, 2-4 p.m.  If you are interested in a private tour during the week, please call the museum well in advance for accommodations at (517) 629-5100.  There is no admission fee and plenty of parking available on both sides of the museum.  A handicap ramp is on the northeast side of the museum.

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Volunteers Needed to Archive Donations

Interested in helping preserve the history of Albion? The Albion Historical Society will hold a meeting to archive donated items on Monday, September 25, at 6 p.m. at the Gardner House Museum, 509 South Superior Street, in Albion. Please contact president Celeste Connamacher at 517-629-3276 if interested.