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". We also host an Open House in Sept., Oct. and Nov. 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.
On Sun., April 15, at 2 pm, Alpine Township Historical will host the annual "Best of West Michigan Maple Syrup contest".
It will be held at the Alpine Elementary School gym. Area maple syrup producers will be competing with color and taste by three judges. All are invited to enjoy an afternoon of music and pancakes with real maple syrup, produced in West Michigan.
On May 20, Alpine Township Historical will host the annual Alpine Antique Tractor Show from 10am to 4 pm, plus open the Museum for a review of the Brechting family history at 2 pm. Admission is free and refreshments are served.
Any questions call the township office at 616 784-1262.
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In 2015, 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.
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 and museum
Marta Brechting, Secretary and Museum
Mary Alt, computer operations & office
Don Doyle, Programing and Vice President
Bill Schweitzer, Township Representative
Charlene Rasch, museum & office
Fran Rollart, library & office