Pleasant Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 107
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48804-0107
Meets the first Tuesday of the month.
Commission on Aging Building (unless otherwise noted)
Membership is renewed each October
Single person - $10.00
Family - $15.00
Institution - $50.00
Lifetime - $100.00
HISTORY OF THE MT. PLEASANT AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETYSome community citizens attempting to save the North Main Street Pere Marquette Train Depot in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, from demolition, established the Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society, Inc, (MPAHS) in 1987. That attempt failed, but in the aftermath grew an organization dedicated to preserving the unique heritage of Mount Pleasant and its surrounding area.The Society's fundamental goal is to educate and to collect any material, which may help to record or illustrate the history of the region including the arts, sciences, education, agriculture, manufacturers, trade, transportation, and progress in the growth of the population.
For some years after formation, the Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society was involved in numerous community projects such as Christmas House Walks, Old Fashioned Ice Cream Socials, an annual "Jumble Sale", a quilt raffle, parades, and vintage fashion shows. The organization sponsored a historically accurate re-creation of a 1930's wedding, has worked with Central Michigan University on several of its 1992 Centennial projects and with the City of Mt. Pleasant on its 1989 Centennial.
Declining and aging membership have abbreviated the Society’s activities of late but 2011 marks a change in direction toward more planned activities and emphasis on raising the MPAHS profile in the community.In recent years, the Society was active in the celebration of Isabella County’s 150th Anniversary Sesquicentennial Celebration on Founders day (February 11, 2009) and throughout the year 2009.
The Society revived the tradition of an annual celebration of Isabella County Founder’s Day with a celebration on the Saturday closest to the actual anniversary of the organization of Isabella County, February 11th (1859) in 2012.
Join you nerighbor each month for a look at an aspect of our area's past. Visit a meeting WE LOOK FORWARD TO LOOKING BACK WITH YOU!
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Broadway, looking West
Mount Pleasant and Isabella County are blessed with a rich history featuring the oil and lumber industries, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, and Central Michigan University. We invite you to visit our friendly community to explore its novel and enriching past, and to experience its charm of today. Some of the area highlights are: Soaring Eagle Casino, Island Park - Timber Town Playscape and Michigan Vietnam Veterans Memorial, CMU's Clarke Historical Library and Center for Culture and Natural History, Art Reach, Mt. Pleasant Meadows Racetrack, regional shopping center, city parks and historic tree-lined streets.
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Central State Teachers College
President: Jack R. Westbrook
Vice President: Valerie Wolters
Treasurer: Tom Hall
Secretary: Mary Lou Westbrook
Directors: Dave Ellis, Paul Kruska, Jan Kruska
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