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May 25
3:00 p.m.  Annual Meeting & Elections

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Museum Open House

  Join us on Thursday, May 25 at the Museum for our Annual Meeting followed by an Open House in celebraton of our Museum's 25th Anniversary
 New Program
  "History Matters"

    May 16 - Guided Walking Tour
 May 23 - University Center   
    Click Here for registration details 


Gaylord State Bank Exhibit at the County Library

Gaylord State Bank - Old Kent Bank Centennial 1993
Click here for document .pdf 12MB
Gaylord Herald Times
Special Supplement
June 17, 1993

Coming Soon!

Otsego Lake Village
Otsego County's First Community

by Gail (White) Elliott

"Waters, Michigan
The Town With the Bottle Fence"

Phil Alexander

Proceeds will benefit the
OCHS Endowment Fund

"Early Times of
Otsego County, Michigan"

by Bill Granlund

click here to view the

Table of Contents

Proceeds will benefit the
Otsego County Historical Society


Otsego County STEM Pioneers

   The Otsego County Historical Society in collaboration with the Otsego County
  Library featured 10 local women who’ve made significant impacts in
  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at a special
  presentation on Tuesday, March 21.  The 90 minute program was at the Otsego
  County Library. 

  “Otsego County STEM Pioneers” highlights the accomplishments of these
  trailblazers from a wide range of professions:
Hazel Quick, Dr. Ruey Ford, Catherine Shannon Kay,
Irene Angus, Mary Kay Sklarczyk, Stacy Sklarczyk Paul,
Anna Estelle Jarvis, Rebecca Crawford Metzinger,
Joan Becker, and Hazel Kramer Shipp

  The presentation honored these amazing accomplishments made throughout history and encourages young people today to pursue STEM related careers.     “Otsego County STEM Pioneers” coincides with the STEMinists Exhibit on display at the Library.  Bringing this traveling exhibit to Gaylord from the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame was made possible by the AAUW Gaylord Branch and the Otsego County Community Foundation.           
Click here for More Information and PowerPoint.


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         To preserve and protect the heritage, histoical sites, and artifacts of Otsego County
                            for the benefit of future generations 


Otsego County
Historical Society

320 W. Main Street
Gaylord, Michigan

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1223
Gaylord, MI  49734

(989) 732-4568


OCHS Museum
Re-opens May 30, 2017

25th Year Celebration
of our Museum

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