Events & News—the Albion Historical Society—Albion, Michigan



News and Events


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.

Enthusiastic Candidates Wanted to Serve on Board

The Albion Historical Society is run by volunteers, and everything that happens starts with the board of directors.  We are searching for candidates to actively work on our board. We desire candidates who will act as docents at the Gardner House Museum, help run events, volunteer in the upkeep of the museum, and have a willingness to teach or learn. This is not a sitting board. Nothing happens in the Albion Historical Society without the sheer grit and determination of our excellent volunteers. You do not have to have a college degree or fancy resume, only some decorum and enthusiasm to help us accomplish our mission-- to promote and preserve the history of Albion. Please contact president Celeste Connamacher at (517) 629-3276 if you are interested.

2018-2019 Speaker Series: Madelon Louisa Stockwell was first woman to graduate from University of Michigan

With the newly-renovated Peabody Block set to open this fall, the Albion Historical Society in conjunction with the Albion District Library is especially excited that Madelon Stockwell, the first woman to be admitted to the University of Michigan and member of the pioneering Peabody family, will be the topic  of our opening Spearker Series presentation.  Leslie Dick, the editor of A Michigan Childhood:  The Journals of Madelon Louisa Stockwell, 1856-1860, will discuss her work on the journals and what is was like to be a young girl in the village of Albion before the Civil War.  Her presentation will take place in the Albion District Library's Naomi Lane Room at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.



Upcoming Events

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. 

We're Now on Facebook

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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 /