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exhibits from the Clarkston Heritage Museum.
Located within the
Clarkston Independence District Library
6495 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, MI 48346
Thursday, Friday, 10am-6pm
A little about the
After years of effort to preserve and
interpret the history of the Clarkston area, the Clarkston Community
Historical Society has now opened Clarkston's first and only museum.
The Clarkston Heritage Museum, located in the Clarkston Independence District Library on Clarkston Road, represents a commitment by the Society to
display and interpret collections of historical objects and archival
materials that have been acquired over its 28-year existence.
"Educational programs such as walking
tours, publications, and in-school presentations using original historic
objects have been running for many years now," said Museum Director
Toni Smith, "but we are thrilled to have begun a series of exhibits
to share our collections and the many stories they have to tell about our local heritage."
The Museum has already mounted several
different exhibits and the public response has been overwhelming
Each display runs for about six months and is centered on a specific
theme. Using documents, photographs, artifacts and vintage clothing,
as well as large-scale graphics and murals, these exhibits have provided
the story of Clarkston's earliest history. From one-room
schoolhouses to ice harvesting on the local millpond and the annual 4th of
July parade, the Museum offers Clarkston residents a wonderful opportunity
to learn from the past and help preserve the future of our community.
The Clarkston Heritage Museum is self-guided
and open during all regular Independence Township Library hours.
School field trips are available, as well as programs for Scouts or other
Please consider us...
The Museum is always happy to accept
historical documents, photographs, or artifacts and will make every effort
to preserve them for future generations. Or, consider a financial
donation to insure the continued support of our preservation
efforts. The Historical Society is a 501C-3 charity and donations
are often tax-deductible (consult your tax advisor). To donate
artifacts or to make a financial contribution please contact Toni Smith,
Clarkston Heritage Museum Director at the Clarkston Community Historical
Society office: (248) 922-0270.
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