History

Early 20th Century General Store in Downtown Saline Sold a Little Bit of Everything

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This postcard of the G. C. Howard store in Saline shows two young men standing in the door. The one on the left is dressed up in a suit and bowler hat; the fella on the right is more casual, his pants held up by suspenders.

Saline Depot Museum

Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: 
402 N Ann Arbor St

Step back in time and visit the Saline Railroad Depot. With its freight house, telegraph, and passenger facilities,  the Depot served as a crucial link in the economic transformation that took place between Saline's rural hinterlands and the outside world. 

 

Rentschler Farm Museum

Date: 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sun Sep 25 2016.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: 
1265 E. Michigan Avenue

The farmstead interprets regional agriculture and farm life during the 1900-1950 time period.  This farmstead, now known as the Rentschler Farm Museum, consists of fourteen historically significant structures built primarily around the turn of the century. 

Bob-Lo Steamers

Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, Saline, MI

These historic steamers were the matriarchs of the Detroit River. Photographer and historian Lori Feret will present the history of the steamers and Bob-Lo Island with video footage and a narrated slideshow. Questions? Please call the Library at 734-29-5450.

The Love, Lure and Lore of the Clothesline

Date: 
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Rd., Saline, MI

Do you have fond memories of days gone by pinning your laundry on the line to dry in the fresh air and sunshine? Hear a bit about the history of washday, enjoy fun stories, share your memories, and see clothesline historian and hobbyist Anne Lawrence’s collection of clothesline memorabilia up close. Questions? Please call the Library at 429-5450.

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