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Historical > Historical Commission
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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:
The 60th Anniversary of the Standale Tornado is coming in April
. We are working with the National Weather Service to do a program. If you have any photos, film or information on that fateful day, call the township office and one of us will get in touch with you. Our program is set for Sat., April 2. More details later.

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.

Sun., 17 April 2016 Best of West Michigan Maple Syrup Contest

Every year, we have a great time tasting Michigan's first product, locally produced maple syrup!
Producers compete for the best in taste and color. Kevin Finney will be speaking on the old methods of making maple syrup. Everyone is welcome, no admission fee and everyone will get to enjoy pancakes with maple syrup at 2 p.m., Alpine Elementary School gym. Call the township office for more information.

Sun., 15 May 2016 Annual Alpine Antique Tractor Show

Our annual tractor show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next to our 2015 Seven Mile Road, Alpine Township Community building (where you should park). Our next door neighbors, Harold and Joann Thome, are kind enough to host the tractors and equipment from their club in front of their pole barn. There will be refreshments and exhibits inside the community building. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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
Charlene Rasch
Duane Schidel