Museum Address Mailng Address
10 E. Jefferson St. 47 Cole St.
Quincy, MI 49082 Quincy, MI 49082
Quincy Historical Society, Inc.
The Quincy Historical Society was incorporated and recognized by the State of Michigan in 2008. The Society strives to foster the collection and preservation of significant local information and locally relevant historical artifacts; provide and maintain a museum to house those artifacts; and serve as an educational resource for members and guests of our community. The Society’s immediate goals and efforts are focused on increasing the museum collection, and readying the museum building and grounds.
Last fall, members of the Historical Society began the work of cleaning and repairing the museum building at 10 E. Jefferson Street, the old Seventh Day Adventist church. This spring, the group’s efforts will focus on continued wallpaper removal from the ceiling, window repairs and painting to reverse the damage of neglect, weather and vandalism. Grounds improvement also began this spring.
Master gardeners have volunteered to create a landscaping plan that will include a brick walk and seating area complemented with vintage plantings. Donated plants and garden seating recycled from the former park fountain allow these improvements to go forward on a minimal budget and volunteer labor. The brick walk is a fund raising project to be installed in stages.
The brick walk project provides an opportunity for all community members to commemorate their place in Quincy history. An engraved brick, installed in the museum garden walkway can be a lasting tribute to an individual, a high school class or organization, a business or an event. All funds raised through brick sales will provide for the maintenance of the museum or furthering preservation projects of the Quincy Historical Society.
Perhaps you have photos or documents showing our business district as it used to be. Maybe you have photos of yourself and friends outside a Quincy business or your Quincy family home as it looked in the not so distant past, or maybe your first car parked on Chicago Street. These all could be welcome additions to the museum collection. Local photos of any vintage need not be donated but only loaned for copying. Oral histories are of special interest and value to the collection. Do you have a claim to fame of which we are unaware – an invention perhaps? Were you or a relative an influence or participant in significant military or political events? Don’t be shy – the Quincy of your generation can and should become part of the collection, too!
For those who might be interested in membership but your busy lives prohibit another obligation, there is more good news. Membership is not required to participate in museum work bees or meetings, nor is attendance mandatory for members. Quincy Historical Society meetings are open to all and are tentatively scheduled for 6:30 pm. at Village Hall, on the third Thursday of each month. Individuals or groups interested in the museum project, contributing to the collection, or joining the Quincy Historical Society may call me or contact Village Hall. Membership and brick walk information is also available at the library and village office.
Larry Gardon, President
Quincy Historical Society, Inc.
HERE'S A GREAT GIFT IDEA!! -- If you or someone you know is interested making a donation for a brick to help create the walkway to the museum garden, please click on the link below.
You can become a member of the Quincy Historical Society for as little as $10.00 a year. Click on the link below to join the Quincy Historical Society.
Did any of your family live in Quincy back in the 1870's? Click below to view the historic 1870 plat map of the Quincy area.