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 Recent Gifts

Following is a list of recent donations to the Pittsfield Township Historical Society. Monetary contributions and gifts of artifacts are greatly appreciated.

January - June 2005

  • garden tools, water jugs, records, record cabinet, oriental rug, tools for work shop, etc. -- Alberta Grant-Heininger

January - June 2004

Platt School, painted by Mabel Cobane, 2004
  • painting of Platt School -- by and from Mabel Cobane. Check out this beautiful painting in our archives. Click picture of the school for a larger image.
  • various newspaper articles -- Mabel Cobane
  • monetary contribution - David Bird
  • 2 four-drawer file cabinets -- C. Edward and Mary Ellen Wall
  • l antique pedestal sink -- C. Edward and Mary Ellen Wall
  • 2 antique hanging light fixtures -- C. Edward and Mary Ellen Wall
  • l wood table -- C. Edward and Mary Ellen Wall
  • wagon donated by Shirley Thayer
  • assorted wood & plywood -- C. Edward and Mary Ellen Wall
  • wooden wagon, approximately 100 years old -- Shirley and Carl Thayer. Four generations of Shirley's family played with the wagon. It has a hardwood frame body, metal axle and metal banded wooden wheels with wooden spokes. Click photo of wagon for a larger image.

October - December 2003

  • monetary contribution - Douglas & Karen Kettlewell
  • monetary contribution - Elizabeth Hopp Heller
  • monetary contribution - Mary Lirones

July - September 2003

  • monetary contribution -- Kent & Mary Williams
  • early drum-and-fife-corp drum -- Dr. William F. Tregaskis and Family

The following items were donated by Ernestine Wilson Meenan from the Harold Wilson Estate:

  • 2 marble top end tables
  • 1 marble top coffee table
  • 3 piece bedroom suite
  • 2 easy chairs
  • card table & 4 chairs
  • 3 drawer desk
  • kitchen table & 4 chairs
  • 1 safe
  • 1 file cabinet
  • 1 antique clock
  • 1 antique bedroom set
  • 1 antique whatnot
  • 2 floor lamps
  • 1 table lamp
  • 1 telephone table
  • 1 magazine rack
  • 1 telephone
  • Miscellaneous dishes
  • 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

April - June 2003

  • Monetary donation -- James & Helene Reader
  • Antique Franklin stove -- Jim & Helen Richards
  • Player piano and 25 piano rolls -- Jim & Helen Richards

January - March 2003

October - December 2002

  • Antique Fishing Rods & Ice Spear -- Don & Betty LeClair
  • Antique Tools -- Helen & Jim Richards
  • Books -- Helen & Jim Richards
  • Canon Copy Machine & Fax Machine -- McKinley Properties
  • Monetary donation -- Warren Avis
  • Monetary donation -- Mabel Cobane
  • Monetary donation -- Lloyd & Mabel Johnson
  • Monetary donation -- Mary Lirones

January - March 2002

  • Monetary donation -- Karol Holley
  • Monetary donation -- James Reader

October - December 2001

  • Baby Crib (circa early 1900s) -- Dolores Church & Siblings
  • Calendar (1907) -- Dolores Church & Siblings
  • Carpenter School-related items (books, pictures, etc) -- Janet Ford
  • Child's Dress (circa early 1900s - possibly used at Christening) -- Dolores Church & Siblings
  • Cornish Backsaw -- Harold & Katherine Sole
  • Horse Hames -- Harold & Katherine Sole
  • Horseshoes -- Harold & Katherine Sole
  • Ice skates (two pairs) -- Harold & Katherine Sole
  • Illustrations of the Sutherland-Wilson Farm -- Harold & Katherine Sole
  • Sewing Machine (Davis Treadle, 1916) -- Dolores Church & Siblings
  • Monetary donation -- Applebee's

April - June 2001

  • Abstract, Warranty Deed, & Land Contract for Leverett Farm -- Dorothy Leverett
  • Book: Chapman History of Washtenaw County (1881) -- Frank Ticknor
  • Book: Combination Atlas of Washtenaw County (1974) -- Frank Ticknor
  • Book: Lest It Be Forgotten -- Ray & Margaret Ticknor
  • Books: Assorted Local Historical -- Frank Ticknor
  • Freedman's Bank Records (CD) -- Helen Richards
  • Papers & Photos of Ray Ticknor -- Frank Ticknor
  • Picture of Pittsfield Junction -- Lyle Todd
  • Picture of Pittsfield Junction -- Richard Payeur
  • Pictures of Fire Department -- Walter Gutekunst
  • Pictures of Lillie Park -- Mary Cruse
  • Stim-u-lax for Barbers -- Frank & Sandy Salgat
  • WW1 Uniforms & Blankets -- Frank Nordman
  • Monetary donations -- Total of $2,445 to the Robert Lillie Memorial Fund. Contributors include: Thomas & Elizabeth Anderton; Walter & Ruth Averill; Ayres, Lewis, Norris & May Inc.; Wilma Bailey; Jan Benzinger; John & Darlene Borowski; Richard & Patricia Borowski; Richard & Rosie Borowski; Robert Borowski; Tillie Brown; Dolores Church; James & Geraldine Climber; Marian Cope, William & Iva Covert; Mary Cruse; Jack & Mary East; Carl & Florence Ernst; Garrett & Mary Evans; George & Judith Goodman; Thomas & Joann Green; The Haber Family; Robert & Ann Hall; Robert & Blanche Hofman; Don & Darlene Horning; Kirby Hueter; William & Patricia Hueter; Lloyd & Mabel Johnson; John, Mary, and Jack Kerner; Charles & Dorothy Kopta; Arthur & Kim Kubert; Donald & Betty LeClair; Raymond & Shirley LeDuc; Robert & Joan (II) Lillie; Thomas & Doris Lillie; Edward & Thelma Litwin; Nancy Lohr; Lynn Lumbard; Wanda Lutz; Ed & Diane Makielski; Ralph & Glenda Maten; George & Lorraine McCabee; Elizabeth McMullan; Roger & Susan & Family Miley; Theodore & Kay (Jr.) Miller; Wanda Montibeller; E. A. & Virginia Morris; Stephen & Laura Morris; Donald Nefske; Sylvia Nefske; C.S. & B.J. Oler; Mary Pedley; John & Nancy Pillsbury; Michael Powell; James & Helene Reader; Reading, Etter & Lillich (John Etter) Attorneys at Law; Calvin & Marva Jane Reimold; Warren & Marilyn Rentschler; James & Helen Richards; Homer & Kathleen (and Family) Rose; Michael & Susan (and Family) Rose; Lisa L Schirmer; Lucille Schirmer; Martha Soper; Larry & Bennett, Marcia Steeb; Tappan Middle School, Sunshine Fund; Tony & Mary Tata; Carl & Marcia Ticknor; C. Edward & Mary Ellen Wall; Mona Wenzel; Harold & Mary Wilson; Clara Wing.
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