Part of the Society's mission is to "honor and remember those who cleared the land, grew the crops, educated the young and to pay homage to those who fought in the wars and sacrificed their lives for something they believed in." To fulfill this objective, a memorial brick walkway was installed at Bailey Memorial Park. Bricks may be etched to honor an ancestor, recognise a loved one, or show support by a corporation. The bricks come in two sizes: small (up to 3 lines/15 characters per line) are $50 and large (up to 6 lines/15 characters per line ) are $100. If a logo is to be added to the large bricks, there is an additional fee of $20. If you are looking for that special gift that keeps on giving, a personalized brick makes an ideal present. Click here for an order form.
Historic Richmond Photo Postcards
The Society is selling Historic Richmond Postcards for $1 each or 6 for $5 (plus $1 shipping). The postcards depict the Hotel Lenox or Springborn Hotel, Lovejoy Block (Oak St to Grand Trunk), Gierk Block (Grand Trunk to Gleason St.), Cooper Block (Monroe to Water Street), Commercial House and the Cooper Block, Beebe House, Friday's Furniture (corner of Oak and Friday Streets), and Zuehlke's Stop (31-Mile Road and Gratiot). They are done in sepia-tone with a brief description on the back. Travel down memory lane with the historic photo postcards of Richmond. It is a way to send a quick note to an out-of-town friend or relative, or you could buy a package of 6 and use as a gift for that family member who no longer lives in Richmond.
Sweatshirts & T-Shirts
Need a great sweatshirt to take the nip off a cool day? How about a t-shirt to wear while working in your garden or at The Historic Village? And at the same time, you can advertise the Society! Grey sweatshirt with village picture is $20 (XXXLarge only), navy t-shirts with the village logo are $15 and the navy hoodies with village logo are $30 each. Navy t-shirts and hoodies are available in sizes small - XXlarge. Click here for an order form.
Newspaper Project (Richmond Review)
The Richmond Area Historical and Genealogical Society has been busy preserving the old issues of the Richmond Review. The years of 1911 through 1966 are currently available on cd (missing in that timeframe are 1918, 1926, 1933, 1943, 1946, and 1957).
DonationsThe Society relies on donations to meet annual expenses. If you are interested in donating to RAHGS, please contact a Board member for information. Donations should be tax-deductible at the federal tax level, but check with your tax preparer to be sure .
Kroger Community Rewards ProgramThe Society is now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Members and the supporting community can now enroll using the NRP number 90649. Simply register online at Kroger Rewards Program. Have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with our organization after you sign up. If you don't have a Kroger Plus card, they can be picked up at the service desk at any Kroger store. If you use your phone number at check out you can call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number. Unsure on how this works? Click on REGISTER TODAY for further instructions CLICK HERE
Images of America: Richmond Area
The Richmond Area Historical & Genealogical Society has available for sale copies of the book Images of America: Richmond Area written by two members of the Hstorical Society: Lori Nye and Norman Gibson. The book highlights the history of the Richmond area from its earliest history, about 1835, to around 1950. If you're interested in obtaining a copy of the book, contact either of the authors or stop by The HIstoric Village on Park Street most Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost of the book is $22. The book was published by Arcadia Publishing Company.
Membership InformationAll interested individuals, businesses, and institutions are invited to join the society.
We offer the following types of membership:
$20.00 / year with electronic "color" monthly newsletter by email
$27.00 / year with paper "black-and-white" monthly newsletter by regular mail
Lifetime membership - one time payment of $150.
Dues are payable for the calendar year (January 1 through December 31).
The Society's regular programs, which are open to the public, are held the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the School Section School, except during the months of January, March, May, June, July, September, and November. For 2013, the Society has Special Events planned for May, and September. Our annual membership meeting/dinner will be held January 24, 2014. All meetings and special events are held at The Historic Village at Bailey Memorial Park on Park Street unless otherwise noted on the Calendar of Programs and Special Events.