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Collective Access to Fallasburg artifacts

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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.

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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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Spring into the Past

Visit all 30 museums of the Tri-River Museum Network this weekend. You will find inspiration.

Fallasburg Today

Visit us during the Spring into the Past museum tour this weekend on May 4 & 5th from 10 am to 5 pm.

We 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.

Here are some examples of the FHS treasures:

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FHS Events in 2019

Visit the 1850s pioneer village of Fallasburg this year.

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Fallasburg bridges the past with the new

By Emma Palova

Mark your calendars for the upcoming events of the Fallasburg Historical Society.

FHS will be at the Lowell Expo on March 23 at the Lowell High School from 9 am to 3 pm.

Hop on the Spring into the Past tour on May 4th & 5th. Visit the Fallasburg one-room schoolhouse along with 30 other museums.

You don’t want to miss our 25th annual Covered Bridge Bike Tour on July 7th.

Become a part of the movement to preserve history as we integrate technology into our work.

Soon, you will be able to access our collections such as the WWI Women’s Cards via a brand new platform.

Sign up for Fallasburg Today E-newsletter to stay in the loop.

Poster artwork by FHS vice-president Tina Siciliano Cadwallader.

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Happy new year 2019

Wishing all our followers and visitors a very happy new year 2019. May all your dreams come true.

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Travel news:

Sault Ste. Marie I-500 1/29/2019 through 2/2/2019

My brother Vas is planning his trip to the 51st annual international I-500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Mary in Upper Peninsula, Michigan.

Follow #SooI500 on Twitter. @SaultI500

Fellow writer and colleague Tamela Spicer is in Kenya, now.

Venice, FL

I will be going to Venice, FL in mid February.

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Up North

We had a great time in the mountains.

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Shanty Creek Resorts

The day after Christmas we headed Up North 150 miles into Antrim County, an outdoors lover’s paradise. We made our base in Mancelona with its proximity to the Shanty Creek mountain system: Summit and Schuss mountains.

We stayed at a chalet in the Lakes of the North community; a sprawling development in the woods complete with an indoor pool inside a clubhouse.

A network of trails weaved through the entire area making it ideal for snowmobiling, Nordic skiing or snowshoeing.

Shanty Creek Resorts near Bellaire were approximately 20 minutes away. Schuss Mountain with 450 feet of vertical drop offered downhill skiing for both kids and adults. The “Bunny Hill” was serviced by a Magic Carpet; moving escalator on the ground. The Cedar Creek Lodge at the foot of the hill offered respite from the brisk wind. A shuttle communted between Schuss and the lodge.

The ski school…

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Discoveries at Mackinac Island & Straits

Mackinac Island attracts and inspires in all seasons.

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Up North Straits of Mackinac Area attracts crowds,  inspires a creative mind

By Emma Palova

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Mackinac Island, MI- It was a steady stream of cars heading Up North for the weekend last Friday. The traffic was a mix of hunters, fishermen, tourists, golfers and  other adventurers.

Some braved the chill both in the air and in the waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron hauling  kayaks, canoes, bicycles , seadoos and  ATVs.

The ferries to  Mackinac Island were packed full with people bringing their bikes with them.  The waters in the straits were so wild  that the catamaran rocked from side to side as the waves splashed over the panoramic windows.

In spite of the Friday rain, the Main Street  on the island was lined with bikes.  Some porters on bicycles carried the luggage in the baskets in front of them. I wondered how they could see.

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