• June 1, 2023

Muzzy and Currier and Grocer Joel Prouty Muzzy was born October 8, 1816 in Rutland, Worchester, Massachusetts to Eli Muzzy (1780-1868) and Persis Prouty Muzzy...

  • May 1, 2023

Fire has altered the Almont’s downtown area and community organizations on multiple occasions. The first known large-scale fire occurred in March of 1842 and destroyed...

  • April 1, 2023

In February of 2022, Dean Hough donated four school books from several of his family members who were teachers. One of these was particularly interesting...

  • March 1, 2023

Farmer, Soldier, and Postal Carrier William Joseph Hamilton was born on July 23, 1890 in Allenton, Michigan to John Downie Hamilton (1842-1904) and Nettie Orilla...

  • February 1, 2023

Township, St. Clair, Michigan to Asa Hamilton Hulbert (1804-1888) and Mariett Standish Hulbert (1810-1881).  It is unlikely that the “Hamilton” middle name for Asa indicates...

  • January 1, 2023

Starting in 1940 or possibly the year before, Charles Popp opened the “Modern Shoe Repairing” shop on North Main Street (122 North Main where H...

  • December 1, 2022

Native Americans (among many other cultures) believed they were connected with nature and the world around them.  They often viewed these connections to be to...

  • November 1, 2022

Almont’s downtown has experienced many fires since the village was first platted by Daniel Black in 1836.

The first major fire occurred in 1842.  The buildings were a mix of log cabins and framed wood structures – no brick buildings.  Indications are that the entire business district was destroyed.  However, the only written reference to this fire only indicates that the township’s earliest official records were lost in the fire.

  • October 1, 2022

On September 10th, a young couple came into the museum seeking information about the home that they are renovating.  It is the house directly north of the Bowman/Bacholzky house on South Main Street.  They had found that the house was once owned by M. E. Martin.  That name seemed familiar, so I looked in the 1884 Lapeer County history book at the Almont short biographies.  I found a biography for Maitland E. Martin.

  • September 1, 2022

George Washington Allen was born September 15, 1813 in Wales Township, Erie County, New York (southeast of Buffalo) to William Allen (1746-1808) and Abigail Gardner Allen (1781-1830).  His father and uncle, Ethan Allen (1778-1846), were among the first settlers of Wales Township in 1806.  William and Ethan were second cousins to Ethan Allen of the Green Mountain Boys of the Revolutionary War fame.

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