Sally Johnson, president of the Tri-Rivers Museum Network, officially cancelled “Spring into the Past” (SITP) museum tour set for May 2 &3.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all the musems of the network have been closed, as spring has rolled in.
“We all like SITP but with all that is going on right now we have to follow the directions of our governor and the health authorities,” said Johnson. “All museums are closed at this time and we are not sure when we will be allowed to reopen. It is not worth the health of our membership to take a chance on opening.”
“I am sorry to say that we will not be having our annual SITP event and we will not be meeting any time soon,” Johnson said. “It doesn’t look like things are going to change for the better anytime soon. When we do meet we will then assess the situation and make a decision at that time.”
The popular spring event that features around 30 area museums may be postponed for fall.
“I am sure you also feel obligated to follow the guide lines that have been put before us,” Johnson said.
Each year, the Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) participates in the SITP tour opening up their flagship one-room schoolhouse museum.
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Fallasburg, MI – Come to the best Christmas party in the area complete with music, a Christmas buffet, libations and a bonfire. Bring a friend to enjoy the old-fashioned atmosphere.
Just cross the Covered Bridge into the 1850s Fallasburg pioneer village. You will step back in time enchanted by the magic of the holiday season. The one-room schoolhouse will be decked out for Christmas for you to enjoy.
The public is invited to the “Christmas in Fallasburg” party on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the one-room schoolhouse. The party will be topped off by a roaring bonfire at the Fallass Field across from the schoolhouse. You can’t miss it. You will be able to hear it crackling into the crisp night, as it melts the snow around it.
Holiday music provided by Hawks & Owls, libations, refreshments and the famous Fallasburg Christmas Buffet. A $20 donation is requested from adults.
“The schoolhouse in Fallasburg has always been a place that joins everyone together. She was built, so we would come; to learn to share and to celebrate,” said Ken Tamke, president of the Fallasburg Historical Society.
“Our schoolhouse, dressed for the holidays, once again stands ready to welcome you. Please join us for our community celebration.”
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Everyone is invited to “Christmas in Fallasburg” on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the one-room schoolhouse. The party is topped off by a roaring bonfire at the Fallass Field.
Holiday music by Hawks & Owls, libations, refreshments and the famous Fallasburg Christmas Buffet. A $20 donation is requested from adults.
The schoolhouse in Fallasburg has always been a place that joins everyone together. She was built, so we would come; to learn to share and to celebrate.
Our schoolhouse, dressed for the holidays, once again stands ready to welcome you. Please join us for our community celebration.
2019-wow, has the year flown by. Hard not to look ahead to 2020 and all it has in store, but before I do…
Our volunteers and benevolent contractors have done an amazing job replacing the Schoolhouse Porch and maintaining buildings and grounds yet the work of the preservationist is never done. Thanks to all of you for keeping Fallasburg Village neat and tidy. We couldn’t do it without you!
The picture of the school was taken by Dr. Ruth Herrick in 1964 a short time after the school closed. Dr. Herrick was one of the founders of the West Central Michigan Historical Society in 1965 which is now FHS. The picture of the school and some others were donated recently to FHS by Marie Vierson, VP. of the Ada Historical Society.
2020 will bring with it a new “to-do” list. The Schoolhouse needs painting. The David Misner House, the old village parsonage which serves as a museum and FHS office probably needs a new roof, and the Tower Farmhouse, while mostly weathertight, needs major interior and foundation work.
In spite of these daunting tasks there is much to celebrate in 2020.
FHS’ digital cataloging of historical pictures, documents, and artifacts, a continuing work in progress, went live on the Internet. Visit our collection at https://collection.fallasburg.org/ There is lots more to come in 2020.
2020 will mark the 25TH Anniversary of the original Fallasburg Schoolhouse Restoration undertaken by the Vergennes Township Historic Commission with HUD Community Development Block Grant funds. In 1995, the Schoolhouse was in the home stretch towards completion.
Of the same vintage as our 1860’s Schoolhouse, the Fallassburgh Flats Base Ball Club play the game the way it used to be played back then, right at home in Fallas Field. They are always looking for new players to join their family (sorry, no Spring Training in Florida). Follow the Flats on Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org
As the season of giving is upon us, please join those who feel it’s important to preserve, educate, and share this valuable resource for which we are stewards-Historic Fallasburg Village. Become a member. Become a volunteer. Please visit our websites www.fallasburg.orgwww.fallasburgtoday.org
Below are new additions to our portfolio of artifacts: maps donated by Pinky McPherson are now hanging at the schoolhouse and a photograph of the Miller family plane.