In 1847, Alpine Township separated from Walker Township. Alpine Twp Historical is making plans for a 175th Anniversary celebration on September 16 - 18th, 2022. A class on how to research your family history will be offered. There will be displays of Plat maps, Centennial farms, One room school houses, 4 and 5 generation photographs, Plus a video on the history of Alpine Township. For more information come back to this site or look at the Faceboook page. Plans are still in the works..
Also, we have a collection of 4 generation photos. As you gather at any time during the year, please remember to take a 4 generation photo and please share it with us. We can reproduce it and return your original. Or, call the township office at 784-1262 and you can email it to them
In 2015, we printed The 50th Anniversary of the Palm Sunday Tornado book. This is a history of the tornado that came through Alpine Township on April 11, 1965. We worked with the National Weather Service on this very interesting book. It is available for $20 at the township office on Alpine Ave. and 6 Mile Road. We interviewed those who lived through that tornado and included photos of the destruction of that day. Along with the book, we include a DVD of those interviews and photos.
Alpine Township Historical office is in the Community Building at 2015 Seven Mile Road.
Alpine Township Historical museum is just east at 7 Mile and Walker Ave.
For information call the Alpine Township office at 616-784-1262
Alpine Twp. Historical Commission Members
Patricia Cederholm, President
Sharon Klomparens, vice president & office
Peg Brechting, Treasurer and Museum
Marta Brechting, Secretary and Museum
Mary Alt, computer operations & office
Don Doyle, Programing
Mike Wahlfield, Township Representative
Charlene Rasch, obituary collection
Fran Rollart, library