Historical Society

Quincy Historical Society


You can become a member of the Quincy Historical Society for as little as $10 a year. Just complete and submit our Membership Form (PDF).


  • Karen Hargreave, President
  • Mike Burke, Vice-President
  • Sue Bercaw, Treasurer
  • Mike Toivonen, Secretary


  • Linda Burke, Trustee
  • Teddy Sinclair, Trustee
  • Dan Wentworth, Trustee
  • Mary Wentworth, Trustee
  • Andy VanDoren, Trustee

About the Quincy Historical Society and Museum

The Quincy Historical Museum is located at 10 E. Jefferson Street. Erected in 1874 by a Seventh Day Adventist congregation, the building is the only brick church in the village and is among the oldest structures within the village of Quincy. With the efforts of volunteers from the community and the Quincy Historical Society the building has been restored, the grounds improved, and displays created with the many donated artifacts and memorabilia.  The museum can be toured from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on the first Saturday of each month May through October or by appointment by calling Karen Hargreave at 517-639-4595.

The Society holds meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Quincy Village Hall.

Preservation Award Honor Roll

By advancing appreciation and preservation of historic artifacts unique to the Village of Quincy, these individuals honor our past, safeguard a portion of our Village legacy to enrich the present, and exemplifies the aspirations of the Quincy Historical Society to preserve our local heritage for future generations.
Joel Sanderson Sanderson Iron 2018
Jim & Karen Daws Pearl Powers  2017
The Avra Family Algansee Methodist Church 2017
Millard E. "Chesty" Blackman Turn-A-Craft Boat 2016
Alice "Micki" Bowerman 58 Berry Street  2015
Warren D. Lunn 1860 Button Fire Hose Cart 2014
Bruce & Wanda Murdock 41 N. Main Street  2013
Quincy United Methodist Church Stained Glass Windows 2013
Kevin, Amy & Anthony Paradine 70 W. Chicago Street  2012
Jan Reynolds 5 E. Chicago Street 2012
Quincy Township Board Quincy Library - 11 N. Main St. 2011
David & Danise Tuckey 17 Cole Street 2011
DeAnne Earl 60 E. Chicago Street 2010
Gary & Connie Karney 17 E. Chicago Street 2010

Commemorate a Brick on Our Walkway

Here's a great gift idea! If you are interested in making a donation for a brick to help create the walkway to the museum garden, please complete and submit our Engraved Brick Order Form (4" x 8")  or Engraved Brick Order Form (8" x 8")

Historic Plat Map

Did any of your family live in Quincy back in the 1870s? Check out our Historic 1870 Quincy Plat Map (PDF).

"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future"

-Robert Heinlein

Annual Meeting Highlights

Dear Quincy Historical Society Members and Friends,

On Saturday, June 3, we had the annual meeting and potluck at the Quincy Park Pavilion with approximately 30 people attending. The Quincy Firefighters were our honored guests. Preservation Awards were given to John Arnold and Richard Sattler for preserving their vintage Quincy Fire Trucks.

John owns the 1927 Chevrolet-Jaeger chemical truck and Richard Sattler owns the 1940 Ford V-8. That makes three fire apparatus that have been preserved from Quincy- stop by the museum and you will see the hose cart that was used in the 1870's. We are very fortunate to have these beautiful artifacts!  If you receive the Quincy Library newsletter, there will be stories about the firetrucks published in the upcoming one.

Displays showing Quincy Fire artifacts were set up for viewing. Also on hand was the newest truck owned by the Quincy Fire Department and the fellows were happy to showcase that. Tracy Richer with the help of her kids developed a facebook page and posted the days events. Look for it at Quincy Historical Society & Museum in Michigan. Thank you Tracy for getting that set up. 

Thanks also to Dan & Mary Wentworth for hosting at the museum on that Saturday. The next openings will be July 1 & July 4.

The day was beautiful except for a 10 minute rain squall, but no one complained as we needed it badly. For those of you not attending, you missed some very delicious food and the famous Watt's Drug Store hot fudge! Thanks Teddy Sinclair for preparing that. It was finger-licking good.

Have a great summer!

Historically yours,

Karen Hargreave

President, Quincy Historical Society


Historical and Fire Trucks

Sattler and Arnold

Arnold and Hargreave

Sattler Historical Fire Truck