Museum Address Mailng Address
10 E. Jefferson St. 47 Cole St.
Quincy, MI 49082 Quincy, MI 49082
Quincy Historical Society, Inc.
Dear Quincy Historical Society friends and members:
As you have probably noticed, our annual meeting and potluck dinner is now being held in April to accommodate those “snowbirds” who hopefully will be back with us by then. The meeting will be at the Quincy Methodist Church Fellowship Room on Thursday, April 16th. The potluck dinner and social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the President's annual address, election of board members, Preservation Award, and the guest speaker. Please bring a dish to pass. Drinks and table service will be provided.
Our business meeting will include election of board members. Nominations are open for three board positions for a three year term. Any member eligible to serve on the board and all members present may vote. For your convenience, membership forms will be available at the meeting. Also, our 2015 historic Quincy photo calendars will be available for purchase.
Preservation Awards are given in recognition of efforts to preserve historic structures in the Quincy community. This year Alice “Micki” Bowerman will be the recipient of the award for her outstanding care of the Berry home on Berry St. in Quincy. This residence was built by Dr. Enos Berry circa 1837 and is one of the very well-kept historic structures of Quincy. "By preserving historic structures of the Village of Quincy, these individuals honor our past, safeguard a portion of our village legacy to enrich the present, and exemplify the aspirations of the Quincy Historical Society to preserve our local heritage for future generations." Plan on coming to the meeting to learn more about this remarkable historic home.
To finish out the evening, Dan Bisher, a Hillsdale area historian, will enlighten us with his stories. He will also be available to sign his most recent book “Faded Memories.”
This year marks 5 years that the museum has been open. We continue to have many people interested in touring the museum either during our regularly scheduled openings or by appointment for special tours. To do this, we need you to volunteer. In the past few years, this work has been carried out by just a handful of dedicated people and we have a lot of tasks to accomplish yet. The museum is scheduled to be open to the public on the first Saturday of May- October from 10 - Noon. We are planning on doing work bees on those Saturdays which will include general cleaning - inside and out, inventory and display updates, and file cabinet organizing of Society records. So look at your calendars and see if you can commit just 2 hours to the upkeep of the Quincy Historical museum. It is well worth the effort!
And a final note, the Society, in an effort to engage youth in a sense of community and family, has established a scholarship fund. This will be awarded to a Quincy High School senior who prepares a project paper on some aspect of Quincy history. Proceeds from the Quincy Daze Car show help fund the scholarship as well as private donations.
It is my sincere hope that you will join us for an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we recognize community members for their efforts to preserve Quincy’s heritage, recap the Society's year of accomplishments and look to the future.
See you there!
Karen Hargreave, Quincy Historical Society President, 517-639-4595
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.
Karen Hargreave, President Mike Burke
Larry Gardon, Vice-President Linda Burke
Sue Bercaw, Treasurer Teddy Sinclair
Mike Toivonen, Secretary Dan Wentworth
10 E. Jefferson Street Quincy, Michigan
47 Cole Street Quincy, Michigan 49082
The Quincy Historical Society is a non-profit charitable organization.