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The "Black Jackets" (Alpenfest Parade Marshals and Buergermeisters)helped celebrate the Museum's 25th Anniversary on May 25.

Earlier that same day, the Gaylord Rotary held its weekly meeting at the Museum and unveiled their commumity project that will place plaques on 10 historic buildings in downtown Gaylord.

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Otsego Lake Village
Otsego County's First Community

by Gail (White) Elliott

Proceeds will benefit the
Otsego County Historical Society

"Waters, Michigan
The Town With the Bottle Fence"

Phil Alexander

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OCHS Endowment Fund

"Early Times of
Otsego County, Michigan"

by Bill Granlund

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Otsego County Historical Society


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  Recently, eight Gaylord Community School
  students along with Superintendent Brian Pearson
  went on a guided walking tour.  They began their
  tour at the Otsego County History Museum where
  they went  back in time! 

  Throughout the tour, guides John Jenkins and Phil
   Alexander showed historical photos and told short
   stories as they described nearly 40 points of
   interest in the heart of downtown Gaylord. 

  This tour was the first of a two-part local history
  series called "Re-Discovering Downtown Gaylord".

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


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Historical Society

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Gaylord, Michigan

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

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