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.
Sun., Nov.17 at 2 p.m. in the Alpine Township Community Room, 2015 Seven Mile Road, Alpine Twp. Historical will host Mary Jane Dockery, of Blandford Nature Center, with her new book, "Rock On...Lady". Mary Jane is known all around Grand Rapids as the lady who started the Blandford Nature Center. Come and meet this very interesting lady and see what she has been up to for so many years in helping children, as well as adults, learn about their surroundings in nature. Admission is free and refreshments are served.
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In April of 1965 the Palm Sunday Tornado swept through Alpine Township. In preparation for this 50th Year Anniversary please consider sharing photos or information you might have of that fateful day. Leave your name and phone number at the township office: 784-1262 so that one of the members can come to you or plan a date for you to come to our office on 7 Mile Road and Baumhoff St. to share information and photos. We can scan any photo or paper and give it right back to you. We can give you a copy on DVD to keep yourself! We are plannning to do a video of victims, workers and officials, who remember that tornado and all the damage it costs us in Alpine Twp. If you would share your experience with us on video, please leave your name and number with the township office. When we gather enough names, we will start scheduling dates to video at our Community Room, 2015 7 Mile Road.Thank you
Alpine Township Historical is always looking for items you would like to share, such as photos, whichácan 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.
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
Bill Schweitzer, township representative