• August 1, 2022

Herbert Fredrick Hoffman was born November 10. 1901 to Fredrick A. Hoffman (1878-1920) and Emma Medaus Hoffman (1879-1962) probably in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. He was followed by two sisters; Florence M Hoffman about 19111 and Gertrude R. Hoffman about 1916.

  • July 25, 2022

On July 25, 1883, the Village of Almont ordered a new Hook and Ladder Truck from C. G. Carleton & Co. for $375.00. Prior to...

  • July 1, 2022

In early June, Cindie received a call from Donna Rider Scott.  Ms. Scott is a lifelong resident of the Almont area.  She made over 3,000 wedding cakes – including Cindie’s and mine.  While living in Almont, she attained Mary Cochrane’s Box (or square) Grand Piano.  When she moved to Young Road northwest of Imlay City, she took the piano with her.  She is now moving to Florida and does not have space in her new home for the piano.  She requested that the museum take the piano.

  • June 10, 2022

On June 10, 1995, Wendy Feldman and John Bacholzky represented the State of Michigan at the Midwest Meet of Champions in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Midwest...

  • June 1, 2022

George A Kimery was born on August 19, 1915 in Illinois to Hubert Lewis Kimery (1885-1956) and Iva L. Haskett Kimery (1890-1984).  Before the start of World War II, he enlisted in the Army on January 27, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan.

  • May 20, 2022

On May 20, 1848, the Ferguson Cemetery was created from a portion of the Ferguson Farm.  In 1921 an addition to the cemetery was added...

  • May 1, 2022

On April 13th, I was informed that Almont Community Historical Society life-time member, Terry Davidson had passed away.

In the summer of 2017, Terry stopped into the museum.  He had come from Colorado Springs, Colorado to attend a relative’s 90th birthday celebration (Geraldine Fiebelkorn) at the Almont Community Park.  His mother was Barb Dunbar, Class of 1962.  His grandparents were Mildred (Min) and William (Bill) Dunbar.  Min was the loan officer of the Almont Savings Bank (now PNC Bank).  She gave my parents the loan to build our home on Bordman Road.

  • April 25, 2022

On April 25, 1967, the Michigan Historical Commission named the Braidwood Farm as a Centennial Farm. The farm, located on the south side of Bordman...

  • April 18, 2022

On April 28, 1885, L. O. Folsom was appointed the first Chief Engineer of the Almont Hook and Ladder Fire Department. A special meeting was...

  • April 1, 2022

Loretta May Swaffield was born on February 5, 1912 in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan to John Benjamin Swaffield Sr.  (1894-1965) and Pearl May Moore Swaffield (1895-1962).

She was later joined by four brothers: John Benjamin Swaffield Jr. (1913-1974), James R. Swaffield (1915-1977), Charles Herbert Swaffield (1917-1978), and Donald E. Swaffield (1923-1977).

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