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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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Fallasburg Village Haunting

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Ghosts at Fallasburg sell out

By Emma Palova

Fallasburg, MI -Tagging on to the huge success of  both events, the  Covered Bridge Bike Tour and the Fallasburg Village Bazaar, the Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) is moving ahead with another fall event.

The 2nd  Village Haunting will take place on Oct. 27 at the  pioneer village of Fallasburg. The event is a  public paranormal investigation with the  Michigan Paranormal Alliance (MPA).

Sign in is  from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Participants will accompany  MPA to investigate three historical buildings:  the  one-room schoolhouse, the Dave Misner House and John W. Fallass House.

“The main purpose of  the event is to raise money for the buildings maintenance  and to see if we have ghosts,” said FHS vice-president Tina Siciliano Cadwallader.

Four groups of 10 people will be  rotated from one location to the other. They will be trained on how to use “haunting”…

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Bazaar vendor app

Visit beautiful Fallasburg pioneer village this summer and fall. The one-room schoolhouse museum is open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Our village bazaar will take place on Sept. 15 and 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Just cross the Covered Bridge into the historic village.

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