History

Thursday, 2017 Feb 09th

The Saline Area Historic Society will be presenting it's first education program for 2017. 

The program will give the history of the...

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Monday, 2016 Nov 07th

The Saline Area Historical Society presents an educational program, "The Great Prairie at Waltz, MI" with Bob Wittersheim at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov....

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Monday, 2016 Oct 10th

Sidney S. Tripp (a.k.a. Joe Craigmile) fought bravely in the Civil War but later became known as the town drunk.

On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 8 the Saline Rotary presented a cemetery tour at Oakwood Cemetery as a part of Saline’s celebration of its...

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Sunday, 2016 Oct 09th

Local residents and historians will gather at Oakwood Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday to mark the place where Saline’s founder, Orange Risdon, built his...

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Tuesday, 2016 Sep 27th

Saline’s Sesquicentennial celebration continues with a “Historic Homes Tour & Tea,”on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.,  This is a rare...

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Sunday, 2016 Sep 25th

Walter Chrysler

Walter Chrysler was a self-made man who built one of the Big Three auto companies. 

Russell Doré, automotive historian, will present...

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Monday, 2016 Sep 19th

It’s out.  The first comprehensive book about Saline history since the Centennial in 1966.

The new book is part of the celebration as...

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Monday, 2016 Sep 12th

In 1850, William Melville Gregory of Saline was doing well as a farmer. With his farmland worth $3,200, he was a wealthy man.

The census...

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Sunday, 2016 Sep 11th

Learn more about Saline’s history at the Saline District Library Sunday afternoon.

Jim Roth, author of Saline: Our City – The Beginning to...

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Wednesday, 2016 Aug 03rd

Photo of ice cream production in Saline about 1890 at a Saline hotel. Photo donated by Grover B. Alber, grandson of bakery/confectionary owner John A. Alber of Saline.

When Grover Alber donated this photo to the Saline Historical Society, he said it was taken about 1890 at the hotel and bakery operated by his...

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Thursday, 2016 Jul 21st

Rentschler Farm Museum has been part of the US 12 Statewide Garage Sale for several years. Each year gets bigger and better.       

Now in...

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Thursday, 2016 Jul 07th

Saline celebrated Independence Day and honored one of its most dedicated citizens at the Depot Museum July 2.

More than 500 people visited...

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Monday, 2016 Jun 27th

George Nissly was one of the few German families from Saline included in the 1874 Atlas of Washtenaw County. His gorgeous brick home on Macon Road was included in the Atlas, but his name was misspelled.

A group of German farmers from Saline set up a charitable organization, and filed it with the Washtenaw County Register of Deeds in 1877.

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