Ypsilanti Historical Society

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Ypsilanti Historical Society
Ypsilanti Historical Museum.jpg
Established 1961
Location 220 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Coordinates 42°14′41″N 83°36′46″W / 42.244705°N 83.612685°W / 42.244705; -83.612685
President Al Rudisill
Website www.ypsilantihistoricalsociety.org

Founded in 1961 the Ypsilanti Historical Society operates the Ypsilanti Historical Museum and Fletcher-White Archives in Ypsilanti, MI. The museum and archives are located at 220 N Huron St. in an Italianate mansion built in 1860 by Asa Dow. The house came into possession of the Ypsilanti Historical Society in 1970 after being owned by the city since 1966. In 2007 the Fletcher-White Archives moved from the property's carriage house into the basement of the main house.

The Fletcher-White Archives includes collections on Eastern Michigan University, Willow Run, and Ypsilanti Public Schools.[1] Through collaboration with the University of Michigan's Digital Library Production Service, the Ypsilanti Historical Society Photo Archives has made hundreds of images available online.[2]

The Ypsilanti Historical Museum is a member of the MotorCities National Heritage Area.[3] It hosts an annual Quilt Show and participates in the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.[4]

The society's quarterly publication, Ypsilanti Gleanings, has been published since 1973. It was awarded the 2009 State History Award for "Communications: Newsletters and Websites" by the Historical Society of Michigan.[5] The publication is available digitally on the website of the Ann Arbor District Library.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ypsilanti Historical Society Archives". Ypsilantihistoricalsociety.org. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Home: Ypsilanti Historical Society Photo Archives". Quod.lib.umich.edu. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "MotorCities National Heritage Area - Explore Motorcities: Pick a Place: Museums and Historic Homes". Motorcities.org. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Museums & Tours". Ypsilanti Heritage Festival. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  5. ^ "2009 State History Awards Presented on Mackinac Island" (PDF). Historical Society of Michigan. 2009-10-02. p. 3. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  6. ^ "About Ypsilanti Gleanings". Ypsigleanings.aadl.org. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 

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