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    16-Mar-2015 7:30pm
  • Planning Commission Meeting
    19-Mar-2015 7:30pm
  • Safari Hunters of Africa
    22-Mar-2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Zoning Board of Appeals~ Tentative
    23-Mar-2015 7:30pm
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    23-Mar-2015 7:00 pm

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Historical > Historical Commission
•   Historical Commission

Alpine Township Historical Commission hosts an Open House every third Sunday of the month. We have no open house planned for February 2015. We honor Father's Day and Christmas with no open house in June or December.


Sun., March 22, from 2-4 p.m., at the Alpine Twp. hall, 5255 Alpine Ave., (on 6 Mile Road and Alpine Ave.), we will be hosting a travelog with area residents who went on a
Hunting Safari in African
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Questions? Call 616-784-1262

Palm Sunday Tornado 50th Anniversary, April 11th at 7 pm

In April of 1965 the Palm Sunday Tornado swept through Alpine and Plainfield Townships. Along with the National Weather Service, Alpine Township Historical 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.

We have enlisted a National Weather Service person to give a talk. We have produced a book and a video of witnesses and workers who remember that fateful day. There will be a display and the book will be available for purchase.

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