FHS volunteers

A big thank you to volunteers Addie Tower Abel and Dottie Blain for manning booth 129 at the Lowell Expo last Saturday.

The volunteers stand at the heart of the Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS). Without them none of the annual events would be possible.

FHS volunteers Addie Tower Abel and Dottie Blain.
FHS volunteers Addie Tower Abel and Dottie Blain.

The upcoming events are:

Spring into Past museum tour          April 30, May 1       http://www.ioniahistory.org

One-room schoolhouse museum opens for the season         June through September Sundays 2 pm to 4 pm http://www.fallasburg.org

Fallasburg Covered Bridge bike tour                                   July 10 for registration go to http://www.fallasburg.org

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Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) at Lowell Expo

Visit FHS booth no.129 at the 20th Lowell Expo this Saturday

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI- The FHS booth no. 129 will be located in the Cafe at the Lowell High School.

For FHS, this is a unique opportunity to showcase happenings at the Fallasburg historic village located three miles northeast of Lowell, Michigan.

The events and activities that are coming up include the Spring into the Past museum tour on April 30 and May 1, the Covered Bridge bike tour on July 13, the Fallasburg village bazaar on Sept. 17 & Sept.18 during the Fallasburg Fall Fest and Christmas in Fallasburg on Dec. 10th.

Fallasburg Covered Bridge replica in the works.
Fallasburg Covered Bridge replica in the works.

 

The bike tour and the Christmas party are the biggest fundraisers for the FHS, according to president Ken Tamke. Mark your calendars today.

Fallasburg map
Map of the pioneer Fallasburg village.

Overall there are four main exhibit sections plus the middle hall and the hallway. The flow of traffic starts at the main hall to gym A, to gym B and to the cafeteria. There are also two hallway sections.

The venue gets congested so be sure to pick up a map at the entrance.

This is the 20th year for the expo which each year presents local businesses, organizations and churches. There will be 40 new businesses at the expo. Annually, the expo features programming and a full menu.

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Replica of the Fallasburg Covered Bridge

The making of the Fallasburg Covered Bridge model

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI-I was pleasantly surprised last night when I received an update from Germany about the making of the bridge model.

Bene Hofmann sent me photos of the replica well on its way now. It is three feet long and six inches wide and in height. The floor is out of oak and the truss sides out of pine.

“It’s been a lot of fun working on the model,” Hofmann said. “It will take a while.”

Hofmann used the 1994 rehabilitation plans of the covered bridge from the Kent County Road Commission to scale the project.

His professor told Hofmann about the covered bridges during his visit. Out of all the covered bridges in the USA, Hofmann picked the one located three miles northeast of Lowell in Kent County.

The Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) is very pleased that the signature landmark will put its imprint abroad as well.

The bridge is the pride of the FHS and the entire area. Annually it serves as a venue for many events such as the Covered Bridge Bike Tour in July, the Fall Festival for the Arts in September and the Fallasburg Village Bazaar.

Fallasburg Covered Bridge replica.
Fallasburg Covered Bridge replica.
The lattice work.
The lattice work.
Fallas replica 3
The model in the making.

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