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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 9:00 am to noon 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.
2016 Calendar and Upcoming Events
Historic Village and Museum open: Thursday morning work bees, during programs, at all special events, and by appointment. Work bees are held most Thursday mornings at The Historic Village from 9:00 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 Invited): The Board of Directors meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:00pm in the Blacksmith Shop/Museum, except for January, July, and September. Dates of meetings for 2016 are: February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, August 1, October 3, November 7, December 5. Members are invited.
2016 Programs and Special Events
January 22 - Annual Dinner and Meeting
February 7 - Winter Festival: Village open, sleigh rides from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
March 19 - Historic Tea (details TBA)
April - Village Clean-up with RMS (Richmond Middle School) Student Council
May 4 - Program with Michelle McClellan "Little House on the Prarie" (details TBA)
May - School visits: Second Grade tours and Fifth Grade students attend classes in the school
June 26 - Log Cabin Day, Village open
July 19 - D.A.R. visitation, Village open
July - Village Garden Tour (details TBA)
Sep 9 - 11 - Good Old Day: Village open, Shortcake Festival, Stuff Sale, Demonstrations, Raffle Drawing
October/November - TBA
December - TBA