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e-newsletter June 2015

e-newsletter V.5 #2 

Historical Society of Clinton, Michigan 

P.O. Box 647, Clinton, MI 49236 

www.clinthis.org 

June 15, 2015 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS:  

June 23, 6pm at the Smith Kimball Community Center- PICNIC- Bring a dish to pass and your table service.  Drinks will be provided. 

July 18, Trip to Greenfield Village meeting for lunch at 1pm at Eagle Tavern. Note we are not arranging transportation, but you can.  The entry fee is $22.50 for seniors (62 & older), $25 adults and $18.75 for youth over 4 yrs.  The menu is available on line at  http://www.thehenryford.org/village/eaglemenu.aspx   It’s up to you when you tour the Village. The lunch at the Eagle Tavern is also at your cost.  Let Norleen know if you are planning to go by calling 517-442-8385. 

August  7-9- US 12 GARAGE SALE Start collecting now.  You can drop donations off on Aug. 6 at the American Legion Hall.  If you need to drop them off before, contact Sharon Scott at 456-7198.  Mary Houghton will be taking calls to register a sale on our local map at 456-4074 and Norleen Hicks will sign you up to work from the Thurs. 6-Sat. 8th for 3 hour shifts.  If you can help call her at 517-442-8385. 

Sept 25 & 26th SALE & EXHIBIT at Smith-Kimball during FALL FESTIVAL  10-4 STOP BY AND SEE THE  EXHIBIT ON  “Henry Ford in the Clinton Area” AND PURCHASE ONE OF OUR BOOKS,MUGS,  POSTCARDS, T-SHIRTS OR OTHER ITEMS. 

We will also have a float in the parade; “Through Windows of the Past”, showing some of us in costumes of old.  If you would like to dress up, let Norleen know. 

 

BUILDING MARKER PROGRAM- HSC is still awarding building markers.  Four were awarded this year at our annual meeting:  Wegners, Wights, Lancaster Agency & Campbells. 

CHRISTMAS HOUSE  TOUR, Dec.12 , 5-8 pm.  Believe it or not; planning for 2015 Walk is just beginning.  If you would like to show your home or know of someone who might call Norleen at 517-442-8385.    

 

BOOK ON CLINTON’S HISTORIC BUILDINGS UNDERWAY. Watch for futher info. 

 

ARCHIVES- We have received some new records:   Photographs of 10 Clinton houses taken in 1994 and Photos of the Munger Tourist Home and Gas Station.  Archives are open for research on most Fridays, 3-5pm. Check the web-site for the schedule for working on the files on Mondays and working on Fridays.  Help is always appreciated. 

 

ON-LINE DONATION PROGRAM AT AMAZONSMILE.COM will raise funds for us. 

If you order from amazon you can go to amazonsmile.com instead and choose the Historical Society of Clinton as your charity.  Your order is processed just the same as if you’re on amazon, but HSC will get a .5% back. Thanks for any support. 

 

HISTORIC HIGHWAY GARDEN RESTORED ON W. US12 Just 2 weeks ago  Ann Mason and Sharon Scott worked on our Garden on what was Meeks property west of town.  The state had partially cut it down.  We worked two days first clearing and weeding and then planting and mulching.  Hope you enjoy.