|Pittsfield Township Historical Society|
Covering all government functions, this site includes
information concerning work of the
Pittsfield Township Historical Commission, which is the
governmental counterpart to the Pittsfield Township Historical
Society. The Historical Commission is responsible for historic
properties in Pittsfield Township, such as the Wilson/Sutherland
Farm. The Historical Commission subcontracts with the Historical
Society to maintain historic records of the township.
The Milan Area Historical Society is headquartered at the "Hack House" on 775 County Street, Milan. Local history, artifacts, and items from Milan families are on display at Hack House.
This historical society features two museums -- the Saline Railroad Depot and the Rentschler Farm Museum -- in addition to extensive archives and related collections. Visit the website for details.
Currently, this organization does not have its own website, although both the museum and archives are very valuable and rich resources deserving wide visibility and use. This page provides basic descriptions and contact information.
This Website covers: Mission, Membership, Meetings, Activities, Current Attractions, Coming Attractions, Exhibits, Archives, and much more.
This historical society has active programs related to the Waterloo Farm Museum and the Dewey School Museum. Their website is very informative.
University of Michigan, 1150 Beal Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113. phone: 734-764-3482; fax: 734-936-1333. The Bentley Historical Library contains significant research collections, which are introduced by this website. The website includes links to University Archives and related resources.
This searchable database also has an interactive map, which depicts the location of historic structures and related resources in Washtenaw County.
State and National
The Pittsfield Township Historical Society is a member of this organization. For information on its activities and conferences, please visit their website.
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network is the largest membership organization in the state dedicated to recognizing and preserving Michigan's rich cultural and architectural heritage.
The Michigan Barn Preservation Network is committed to rehabilitation of barns for agricultural, commercial, residential, and public uses.
Michigan's SHPO was established in the late 1960s. Its main function is to provide technical assistance to local communities in their efforts to identify, evaluate, designate, and protect Michigan's historic resources. The SHPO also administers an incentives program that includes state and federal tax credits and pass-through grants available to Certified Local Governments.
The Michigan Stained Glass Census issues a brief bi-monthly e-mail newsletter that includes updates of Census activities and some general news of stained glass in Michigan and elsewhere.
The outhouses of Pittsfield Township have just about disappeared. The Pittsfield Township Historical Society is attempting to identify any that still remain, but so far, in vain. Please help us identify any that we may have overlooked. In the meantime, enjoy the outhouse resource developed by the Lansing New York Historical Association.
Farm Museums in Michigan
A useful list of "local" farms prepared by the Macomb Intermediate School District. The list includes Domino and Cobblestone Farms but misses others in or near Ann Arbor, such as the Waterloo Farm Museum (see below).
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