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The Richmond Area Historical and Genealogical Society (RAHGS) located in Macomb County, Michigan, is a non-profit organization established in January 1990 when a group of citizens gathered in the Richmond Public Library to pursue a common interest: the preservation of a 19th Century one-room schoolhouse, which then was located in the middle of a cornfield owned by James McKiernan of Richmond Township. More...
Our weekly Work Bees are in full swing. Volunteers can join the RAHGS Board and other Society members most Thursday mornings at 8:30 am to help tackle some of the projects we have going. If you are available, please join RAHGS members at the Museum...we'll supply the coffee!
Ever wonder what we mean when we ask for "docents" for our village? The dictionary defines a docent as a teacher or lecturer. We don't expect our docents to lecture but we do hope you can help people learn about our village and to make this easy for you we have developed information binders for our docents to use. If you are interested in giving this a try please give us a call at 586-727-7773.
2014 Calendar and Upcoming EventsWork bees are held most Thursday mornings at The Historic Village from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Check the RAHGS Facebook page to be sure that a work bee has not been cancelled.
Board of Directors Meeting (Members & Public Invited) The Board of Directors meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the Blacksmith Shop/Museum, except for January, July, and September. All board meetings are open to the public.
Programs & Special Events(Members & Public Invited)
First Thursday of every month @ The Historic Village, 7 p.m. unless otherwise stated. February 6 - Identifying and Dating Old Photographs
March 22 - Historic Tea @ Maniaci's Banquet Hall Click here for flyer.
April 3 - Antique Appraisals
April - RMS Cleanup Day
May 3 - Docent Training
May 5-9 - Armada Fifth Grade School Visit
May 12 -16 - Richmond Fifth Grade School Visit
May 19-20 - Richmond Second Grade Village Tour
June 5 - Outhouse Excavator/Privy Historian
June 29 - Annual Log Cabin Day
August 7 - Mourning Customs in the Nineteenth Century
Sep 4-7 - Good Old Days/Village Open/Shortcake
Oct 2 - Historic Richmond: The Churches
Dec 4 - Medicine: Medicare to Present
Jan 23, 2015 - Annual Dinner Meeting