News and Events


Gardner House Golf Outing to be Held July 22, 2023

The 2023 Gardner House golf outing will be held at Emerald Hill Golf Course in Marshall, Michigan, on July 22, 2023, with a 9 a.m. tee off. The cost is $60 per player or $240 per team.  If you don't have a team, we will match you up with a team.  A four-person scramble format will be followed.  Your cost includes 18 holes of great golf, pastry in the morning, wonderful grab bags, 50/50 drawing, a big lunch after golf, first and second place prizes, and many door prizes.  This annual event is our big yearly fundraiser for the Gardner House Museum.  Our generous sponsors and golfers helped us raise over $2,000 last year!  To sign up, call Andy at (517) 629-9974 or Celeste at (517) 629-3276.  Checks should be made payable to the Albion Historical Society.

Annual Mother's Day Tea Set for May 13

The tradition lives on!  We are taking reservations for our annual Mothers' Day Tea which will be held at the Gardner House Museum on Saturday, May 13, 2023.  There are two seatings -- 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Moms can expect scrumptious sweets and savories served with piping hot tea.  Reservations are required and may be made by calling Celeste at (517) 629-3276.  We will also be drawing the winning raffle ticket for our $1,000 gift card to the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island plus $100 for ferry transportation.  Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased up to the time of the drawing.  Contact Celeste if you are interested in purchasing tickets.  The Mothers' Day Tea is open to the public and free of charge though donations will be gratefully accepted.

Add Your Photo to Our New Exhibit

"People, Places, and Events of Albion" is a new exhibit currently being built at the Gardner House Museum for 2023-2024.  We still need photos from the public --taken before 1980 -- which show ordinary life...loosing a tooth, Grandma and Grandpa on the porch, a parade, your house, a long as it ties in with Albion.  Those wishing to share a photograph may email a scanned photograph or send a copy by post.  For original photos, the society will copy and immediately return any which are offered for the exhibit.

In addition to this new exhibit, a second exhibit highlighting "Albion's Barber and Beauty Shops" is also being developed.  Related artifacts and photographs would be greatly appreciated for this exhibit (think someone's first hair cut or a shot of the shop).  For more information about contributing to either of these exhibits, contact Celeste at (517) 629-3276 or Al at (248) 917-6527.

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How to Contact Us While We Are Building Our New Web Site...

The Albion Historical Society is currently building a new website.  The current one has been around for ten years already, which means it is from the dark ages.  In fact, due to its age, the "Contact Us" link had to be removed.  In the interim, please know that you may still reach us at info(insert the "at" sign)  We hope to have the new site in operation by late spring.

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