Sprucing up Fallasburg

Visit the Fallasburg Historical Village this summer.

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Volunteer opportunities

The Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) is looking for volunteers to spruce up the historic pioneer village of Fallasburg.

The FHS has several maintenance projects in Fallasburg Village this summer. We’re looking for volunteers!

  • Rehabilitation of the Tower Farmhouse. We’ll need help from skilled tradespeople, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and help with general labor.
  • Preparation and painting the exterior of the Fallasburg Schoolhouse and metal roof.
  • Preparation and painting the exterior of the Misner House Museum/FHS offices.
  • Landscaping, tree trimming and cleanup of FHS properties including Vergennes Township’s Fallasburg Cemetery.

If you like to join FHS in our preservation efforts of historic Fallasburg Village we’d love to have you. Work dates and times are flexible. Materials will be provided. Contact Ken Tamke for info.kentamke@comcast.net 616-682-0785www.fallasburg.org

Join us for the FHS annual meeting on June 15 from 4 p.m. at the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.

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FHS salutes our heroes

Visit the Fallasburg pioneer village this summer and fall.

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Yellow ribbons at Fallasburg

During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) would like to express deepest gratitude to all the health care workers, first responders and to all our essential workers, who keep us well, fed and alive.

To salute you, we tied yellow ribbons around the historical buildings at the Fallasburg pioneer village and painted some hearts.

When the state shutdown is lifted, we sincerely invite you for a visit and a step back in time to this oasis of peace on the banks of the Flat River. Just cross the Covered Bridge and immerse yourself in history.

You can explore online the FHS artifacts on the premier Collective Access platform on https://collection.fallasburg.org/

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Stay-at-home order issued by Michigan Governor Whitmer

This is good info about Michigan and events that have been cancelled or postponed due to more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases in the state.

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Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

Governor directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during COVID-19 crisis .

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

LANSING, Mich. —  Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.  

Effective at 12:01 am on March 24, 2020, forat least the next three weeks, individuals may only leave their home or place of residence under very limited circumstances, and they must adhere to social distancing measures…

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Vanocni cukrovi 2019, Christmas desserts 2019

Check out traditional Czech baking for Christmas at CJ Aunt Jarmilka’s desserts.

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Objednavejte si vanocni cukrovi u Tety Jarmilky dnes. Place your orders for Christmas cookies today.

Viz nabidka na: Check out the assortment at the link below:

https://jkarmaskova.wordpress.com/nabidka/

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domu: +420577914843

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September president’s message

Visit Fallasburg this fall. Our village bazaar is coming up on Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Schoolhouse new wooden deck completed during summer

A picture is worth a thousand words and YOU made this happen.  Look what we did on your summer vacation!

President’s message

fallas-ken-headshot Ken Tamke

Your memberships, donations, volunteerism, bequests, and attendance at events like the 25TH Annual Covered Bridge Bike Tour, July 7TH, which was a smashing success, the upcoming Fallasburg Bazaar on Fallasburg Fall Festival of the Arts Weekend, September 14 & 15, and our Christmas Party, December 14th, make this possible.  Thank you for doing your part in preserving Fallasburg Village!

Our historic Schoolhouse concrete patio, like many things do when they get old, began to sag and settle.  Water was collecting and draining towards the building instead of away from it threatening foundation timbers and support infrastructure.

We needed to move forward with the project for fear if we waited, irreparable damage could be done. …

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Happy Fourth of July

Looking for an outdoor activity? Why not come to the Fallasburg Historical Village located three miles north of Lowell for the Covered Bridge Bike Tour.

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Wishing everyone happy Independence Day from the #Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS.)

Join us for our 25th Anniversary of the Covered Bridge Bike Tour (CBBT) this Sunday, July 7. The registration starts at 7 a.m. at the one-room schoolhouse.

Pedal through the countryside at your leisure. You can pick from the following routes: 12, 28, 40, 50, 62, 78 and 100 miles.

The grand finale of the bike tour is the delicious spaghetti dinner with homemade pasta sauce and root beer at the Misner House Museum.

For online registration go to:

http://www.fallasburg.org

See you there.

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Collective Access to Fallasburg artifacts

Visit Fallasburg this summer and fall.

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The Fallasburg Historical Society is pleased to announce and showcase a sparkling new website where you can explore online our collection of images and artifacts.

FHS President’s message

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Our collaboration with Calvin College’s History Department began the project three years ago. Under the mentorship of Lowell Area Historical Museum’s Executive Director, Lisa Plank, Calvin student interns have been digitally cataloging our archived material; pictures, documents, and assorted pieces of memorabilia that tell the story of people and places in Historic Fallasburg Village and Vergennes Township.

Please visit: https://collection.fallasburg.org and see for yourself.

This “spring cleaning” process has led to the rediscovery of many forgotten treasures tucked away in files.  We’re still a work in progress, but will continue over the coming months to add to, and refine the site.

Now begins the arduous task of properly storing and preserving our collection.  What a nice convenience for…

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