Fallasburg Virtual Arts Festival

The 52nd annual Fallasburg Arts Festival will be virtual this year. It will take place on Sept. 19-20, 2020 on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will walk through the festival via an on-line, interactive map that will “open” at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19, the original start date and time for the festival. The map will be available at http://www.lowellartsmi.org, and will include links to explore artwork, music, children’s creations, craft demonstrations, and more.

The Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) has alway participated at the Arts Festival in the picnic shelter on the porch.

This is info about the FHS:

The Fallasburg Historical Society was organized in 1965, originally as the West Central Michigan Historical Society, to collect, preserve, advance, and disseminate the history of this area, and more specifically, Fallasburg Village. These efforts however began in earnest over 100 years ago by the Vergennes Cooperative Club who nurtured the dream of sharing these remarkable pioneer stories and the village they created for future generations to enjoy and learn from. Fallasburg has had many shepherds since John Wesley Fallas founded her in 1839, all with a common goal; preservation. Today, Fallasburg Village remains a picture postcard of early American life. Please visit us:

www.fallasburg.org

http://collection.fallasburg.org

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fallasburg-Historical-Society-444666235652842/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/fallasburg?lang=en

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1016340627/fallasburg-historical-society/?hl=en

Or do it the old way and c’mon out!

Feature photo: newly painted one-room schoolhouse. Watch for the FHS newsletter in your inboxes about all the accomplishments at the Fallasburg Village over the past summer.

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Spring into the Past

Visit us during the Spring into the Past museum tour this weekend on May 4 & 5th from 10 am to 5 pm. Organized by the Tri-River Museum Network, the tour will feature close to 30 museums from five counties.

The Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) will be at the one-room schoolhouse ready to share the good news about our collective access project: Online Curated Exhibit of artifacts and collections from the Fallasburg pioneer village.

You will be blown by the ease of access to our treasures.

Following is the introduction to the Vergennes Township topic on the collective access landing page:

Three of our most treasured collections reflect not only the history Fallasburg Village, but of Vergennes Township. The Women’s Committee of the Council of National Defense registration cards were compiled in Vergennes Township in 1918, for public support of World War I. The Council of National Defense was formed to coordinate resources and industry in support of the war effort, including the coordination of transportation, industrial and farm production, financial support for the war, and public morale. The Vergennes Cooperative Club (VCC) was formed on October 29, 1914 by the women in Vergennes Township for the “promotion of cooperation among the farm women of the neighborhood and the social enlivenment and betterment of the farm homes and of this community.” The VCC met monthly until 2004. “Vergennes Township Living History” was the result of taped interviews and written recollections compiled in the 1980s and 1990s to record the history of the Vergennes Cooperative Club and Vergennes Township.

Here are some examples of the FHS treasures:

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