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  • Alpine Historical Committee Presents the 50th Year Anniversary Commeration of the Palm Sunday Tornado of April 11, 1965
    11-Apr-2015 7 PM
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    14-Apr-2015 7:00 pm
  • Planning Commission Meeting
    16-Apr-2015 7:30pm
  • Historical Committee Open House
    19-Apr-2015 2:00 pm

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Alpine Township Historical Commission hosts an Open House every third Sunday of the month. We honor Father's Day and Christmas with no open house in June or December.

50th Anniversary of the 
Palm Sunday Tornado 

April 11th at 7 pm, Kenowa Hills High School Performing Arts auditorium

In April of 1965 a tornado swept through Allendale, Alpine and Plainfield Townships. Along with the National Weather Service, Alpine Township Historical Commission is hosting a program on Sat., April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Kenowa Hills HS auditorium. No admission fee and all are welcome.

The National Weather Service is bringing in Dr. Russell Schneider, Director of Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, the keynote address. We have produced a book and a video of witnesses and workers who remember that fateful day. The book will be available for purchase with a DVD for $20.

Alpine Township Historical is always looking for items you would like to share, such as photos, which can be scanned and kept digitally. Originals can stay with you. We will give you a digital DVD of any photo scanned. Also, we have a collection of 4 generation photos. As you gather at any time, please remember to take a 4 generation photo and please share it with us. We can reproduce it and return your original.

Sun., April 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. is our Annual Best of Western Michigan Maple Syrup contest at Alpine Elementary Gym on the corner of Alpine Church Road and Baumhoff. Admission is free and pancakes with maple syrup from the area will be served.

Sun., May 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is our annual Alpine Antique Tractor Show at the Alpine Township Community building, 2015 7 Mile Road.
Call 784-1262 if you have any questions or want to display your antique farm equipment. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

July and August are set aside for summer fun. If that includes research, call the township at 616-784-1262 to set up an appointment. Thank you.

Alpine Twp. Historical Commission Members
Ruth Post, president
Kit Post, treasurer
Judy McNally, museum
Marta Brechting
Peg Brechting
Mary Alt
Pat Cederholm,communications 
Don Doyle, programing
Bill Schweitzer, township representative