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Lisa Allmendinger on October 22nd, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Arlene Kaiser for the information in this story.)

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 7th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Arlene Kaiser for the information in this story.) The Waterloo Area Historical Society will host its annual Pioneer Day on Sunday, Oct. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Waterloo Farm Museum and grounds. The celebration of late 19th century farm life includes tours of the Farm Museum […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 2nd, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Gregg Burg for the information in this story.) On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Waterloo Natural History Association (WNHA) will host its 35th Anniversary Open House and Festival at the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center in Sylvan Township from 1-4 p.m. Planned activities include a kid’s zone, face painting, tracks […]

Continue reading about Oct. 16: Waterloo Natural History Association 35th anniversary and festival

Lisa Allmendinger on March 7th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Cheryl Greaney for the information in this story.) The Waterloo Area Historical Society’s education program has been in existence since 1972, since our founder, Harriett Beckwith, and several teachers created it. These educators wanted to make certain the children of today understood what many of their ancestors did to […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 20th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the information in this story.) This mild winter is definitely affecting local wildlife numbers and activities. Many species that normally migrate south for the winter are still around enjoying the open waters and warm temperatures. Winter is normally a season […]

Continue reading about How Do Mild Winters Affect Wildlife? (with slideshow)

Lisa Allmendinger on October 11th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tom Hodgson and the Waterloo Natural History Association for the photos and information in this column. Be sure to look at the slideshow at the end of the story.) In 1942, there were only 17 nesting pairs of sandhill cranes in Michigan. Nine of those were nesting in Jackson […]

Continue reading about Visitors Come From Far and Wide to See Sandhill Cranes (with photo gallery)

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Cheryl Greaney for the information and the Log Cabin Day photo in this story.) Log Cabin Day is a statewide event in Michigan and the Waterloo Area Historical Society joins the celebration of our pioneer families at our 1840’s Log House at the Waterloo Farm Museum. Visitors to the […]

Continue reading about June 28-29: Blacksmith-Soldiers and Log Cabin Weekend at Waterloo Farm Museum, Dewey School

Lisa Allmendinger on October 14th, 2013

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed perfect fall weather and attended the Waterloo Area Historical Society‘s Pioneer Day 2013 on Sunday, Oct. 13. It was the first time I’d been there and I was charmed by the amazing homestead, entertained by the musicians, and educated by the craftsmen and the docents. I only wish I’d had the […]

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