• September 1, 2021

In the summer of 1833, John and Jean Hunter Hopkin and their three children, along with William and Margaret Gray Robertson and their two children...

  • August 1, 2021

The story of the Cochrane (pronounced “Coke-run”) families is really the story of nine families.  Patriarch, David Cochrane and wife Catherine Rattray Cochrane and eight...

  • July 1, 2021

On Saturday June 5th, Susan Stable Militello and her husband came to the museum.  Susan was seeking information on her grandfather, Frank Wood Ring. Frank...

  • May 1, 2021

John Marshall Shoemaker, “Jack” to his friends, died on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the age of 93 in Greenville, Michigan. Jack was born on...

  • April 1, 2021

On March 28, 2021 we lost another of our lifetime members – Denver William Leinonen.  He was born on July 26, 1932 at the Finnish...

  • January 1, 2021

When I was in sixth grade (1961-1962), my primary teacher was Mrs. Judy Isaacson.  One period each day, she taught Home Ec.  Mr. George Wilson would come from the high school to cover that period.  I do not remember whether he taught math or science.

One day, Mr. Wilson was late getting to the classroom from the high school. As he was coming down the hallway, he could hear our class. We were being quite loud.

  • December 1, 2020

I sat down today to write a story about the First Congregational Church but my thoughts kept drifting to my father who died one year ago today – December 1, 2019.  So I decided to write down one of the stories he told me about his time in the Army during World War II.

  • November 1, 2020

About April 1, 1952, the Almont Village Council hired Ed to be the full-time Village Marshall.  He replaced Lew Ward who had held the position...

  • September 1, 2020

David Henry Burley was born on October 16, 1863 to Samuel Burley (1835-1925) and Maria Clark Burley (1845-1913) in Thedford, Ontario, Canada.  Thedford is now...

  • August 1, 2020

Larry Ray Kersten was born on June 19, 1939 in Berville, Michigan to Ralph and Bernice (Stephens) Kersten.  He graduated from Almont High School in...

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