The Winners of the Best of West Michigan Maple Syrup Contest Sun., April 17, 2016 were in first place Mr. & Mrs. John Smith, of Ionia, and second place the Boyton Family! Congratulations to all who entered. It was a very close competition! And...Thanks to the good judges!
Alpine Township Historical Commission hosts an Open House the third Sunday of the month in April and May. Every April, Alpine Twp. Historical hosts the "Best of Western Michigan Maple Syrup Contest" and in May the "Alpine Antique Tractor Show". Details below.
Alpine Township Historical Commission 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 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.
If you are interested in researching your family history, call the township office and they will give one of us a call to set up an appointment to meet at the Alpine Township Historical office. If any of your relatives lived in Alpine Township, you will find a host of information on them in our files. Or, you can share what you have to add to our files. Call the township office for an appointment at 784-1262.
Programs for 2016: Look in August for our schedule for the Fall. Thank you!
Last year, 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.
If you would like to research any family in Alpine Township, please call the township office at 616-784-1262 and someone will get back with you to make an appointment to search our great files of historical information. We have obituaries, plat maps, census records (but you can get those online easily), WPA rural property inventory, photographs, military records, etc.
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
Peg Brechting, Treasurer
Judy McNally, Museum
Marta Brechting, Secretary and Museum
Mary Alt, computer operations
Don Doyle, Programing and Vice President
Bill Schweitzer, Township Representative