WHEREAS, the Pittsfield Township Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Pittsfield Township; and
WHEREAS, in 2000, Pittsfield Township acquired the 4.62 acre sesquicentennial Sutherland-Wilson property, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Interior in 2006; and
WHEREAS, the Pittsfield Township Historical Society began restoration of the Sutherland-Wilson barn in May 2005; and
WHEREAS, the Pittsfield Township Historical Society tirelessly raised funding for the restoration through yard sales, wood craft sales, commemorative bricks, and book sales, in addition to donations and grants; and
WHEREAS, the Pittsfield Township Historical Society was awarded the Barn of the Year award for 2007 from the Michigan Barn Preservation Network; and
WHEREAS, the Pittsfield Township Historical Society will complete restoration of the barn in August 2007; and
WHEREAS, a barn dedication will be held on August 26, 2007; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners hereby congratulates the Pittsfield Township Historical Society on their accomplishments and efforts to preserve the history of Washtenaw County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners recognizes the hard work of the following individuals on this restoration project: Betty LeClair, Marcia Ticknor, Emily Salvette, Douglas Woolley, Helen Richards, Mary Cruse, Douglas Kettlewell, Susan Obert, C. Edward Wall, and Donald LeClair.
Mandy Grewal, Vice-Chair
Jeff Irwin, Chair
Washtenaw County Board of ommissioners
BARBARA LEVIN BERGMAN
KAREN LOVEJOY ROE
JESSICA PING MILLS
ROLLAND SIZEMORE, JR.