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Area Businesses Invited to Decorate Room for Twelfth Night

The Albion Historical Society invites area businesses to DECORATE A ROOM at the Gardner House Museum for Twelfth Night which will be held January 5 from 6-8 p.m. and January 6 from 2-4 p.m.  We have six different rooms to be decorated--first come, first choose.  The deadline for letting us know is November 30.  This is a great way for area businesses to showcase themselves.  Depending on the weather, we often receive upwards of 100 people coming for the event.  It will be a nice way for businesses to show their support for the Society and the community.  Contact Celeste Connamacher at 629-3276 or if interested.  A prize will be given to the room receiving the most votes during the Twelfth Night open houses.

Open House for Bill's 90th Birthday

Come help us celebrate the embodiment of 90 years of Albion history as Bill Blomquist celebrates his birthday! The open house will be held Saturday, December 1, at the museum from 1-3 p.m.  We will have cake, food, and refreshments, plus some other special touches...your presence is your present.

Join Us for Twelfth Night

Ever notice that Christmas celebrations start before Thanksgiving these days?  Feel that rush to get it all done?  That is not the way to celebrate the Christmas season.  Instead, come join us for our annual Twelfth Night celebration where you can calm down, visit with friends, sip a warm wassail, and sing a few carols.  Open houses will be on January 5 from 6-8 p.m. and January 6 from 2-4 p.m.  This year some of our goodies will be prepared using recipes from A Collection of Tested Recipes, Home Delight, Compiled and arranged for the benefit of THE LADIES' AID SOCIETY of the First M.E. Church of Albion, MI.  Published in 1890, this book has contributions from Mrs. William H. Brockway, Mrs. Mary B. Dickie, Mrs. Belle Gardner Gale, and many other well-known names from the 1800s.  This event is free and open to the public.

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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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 /