The next 50 years of historic preservation
We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the West Central Michigan Historical Society, now the Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS). These organizations have been preserving the pioneer tradition of the 1830s village of Fallasburg since 1965.
It began with a vision of a restored village and its Covered Bridge, and now only the Tower Farm preservation project remains for the vision to be complete. It ends with our families being able to enjoy it in 2015, this picture postcard from the past.
“It’s our heritage, we just have to pay it forward,” said FHS president Ken Tamke.
Beginning the second 50 years, it’s never been easier for members, guests, friends and visitors to connect with us on the technology path.
“Comments and participation are always welcomed and encouraged,” Tamke said.
Fallasburg is now on Facebook. Join the conversation on twitter @fallasburg #fallasburg and on WordPress at Fallasburg Today on http://fallasburgtoday.org. Visit our website at http://www.fallasburg.org and subscribe to our e-newsletter Fallasburg Today.
Coming in 2016, after collaboration with the Lowell Area Historical Museum and a Calvin College department intern concludes, the FHS artifacts and documents will be digitally cataloged with collections available for examination by everyone from scholars to school kids.
New this year was the Fallasburg Bazaar that we will continue to develop. Our signature events are: Christmas in Fallasburg , the Covered Bridge Bike Tour and Schoolhouse Open Sundays. All these events could use more volunteers.
The Tower Farm Preservation Project will need help from skilled building trades as we move through 2016.
Please help launch 50 more years of historic preservation and education efforts by renewing your membership in the Fallasburg Historical Society today. And don’t forget to include your e-mail address.
Patronize our sponsors Main Street Inn and Vergennes Broadband.
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