Norwood Area Historical Society-Michigan

Norwood Area Historical Society-Michigan

Comments

Last Saturday, I rode my bicycle through Norwood as part of the DALMAC bicycle tour. Your town is beautiful and the brand new road was a welcome change from what lay behind and was longed for while riding what lay ahead. I have wondered what Norwood is and why it's there. Now I know some of the what but not much of the why. I'll come back to your website to learn more.
“Let’s ring freedom bells!” These are the words of President John F. Kennedy when he proclaimed the ringing of the bells nationwide on Independence Day, July 4, 1963.

When the Declaration of Independence was adopted by congress on July 4, 1776, crowds that day went wild with joy and pride. In today’s observances, the true importance of this day should be given greater emphasis.

Join us in honoring this great Nation.

History, Artifacts, Stories, Preservation,Michigan, Logging

OUR MISSION
The mission of the Norwood Area Historical Society (NAHS) is to preserve and maintain the 1890 Schoolhouse and to collect, catalog, and preserve information and artifacts pertaining to the people and community life of the Norwood Area. The NAHS strives to promote interest and knowledge of Norwood area history, be of service to researchers and the interested public, and preserve its historical landmarks for now and into the future.

21/12/2022

There will be a Christmas Eve Service at the Norwood Community Church at 7:00 p.m. Sat. Dec 24. All are welcome to attend. Happy Holidays!
667 4th Street. Charlevoix, MI 49720.

30/09/2022

Friends of Antrim Creek Natural Area
Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Antrim Creek Natural Area Schoolhouse
9890 Old Dixie Hwy, Ellsworth, MI 49729

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Members Meeting

The Friends of Antrim Creek Natural Area Membership is open to anyone, and can be obtained the day of the meeting. Membership is $25 annual for an individual, or $50 annual for a family.
As a member of the Friends, you will be kept informed of the valuable work being done to identify key needs and help accomplish them through donations of time, services and financial support.

If you would like a membership form or more information about the friends group before the meeting please E-mail or message us.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Members Open House

Come hear about the work being done, and future plans of the Friends of Antrim Creek Natural Area (FOACNA). You can explore the new trail that originates at the Schoolhouse, or take a look at the Schoolhouse itself. Friends members will be on hand to share the vision and talk about the history of the area.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Estate/Yard Sale

We have some unique and unusual items for sale. Antique bank collection, we got it. Antique oil lamps, we got it. Books, glassware, furniture, we got it. All proceeds go to the renovation of the Schoolhouse.

We need more items for the sale, and are happy to pick up any items, or give you directions for delivery. Again, please contact us via E-mail or Messenger.




E-Mail Friends of Antrim Creek Natural Area
HELP WANTED

The Friends of Antrim Creek Natural Area are in need of a Web Master to maintain our web page.
This is a volunteer position to help support the mission of the Friends. If this could be you, please contact us at the E-mail address above.
Friends of Antrim Creek Natural Area is a 501C3 organization. We welcome your inquiries, membership, and participation in our mission:

We serve the mission of the Antrim Creek Natural Area:
to manage the site as a natural area, to protect the diversity and fragile natural features found on the property and keep it accessible for recreational and educational use by the public

08/08/2022

This Wednesday at 7:00 pm will be our final, free concert on the green at the historic Norwood Schoolhouse (742 4th Street). The weather looks like it will be perfect. We hope to see you out there!

26/07/2022

We hope to see you out tomorrow for our second Concert on the Green where we will hear the toe-tapping sounds of the Pine River Jazz Band. Concert starts at 7:00 pm. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held across the street at the Norwood Community Church.

20/07/2022

Thank you to all who attended last weeks performance by the Younce Guitar Duo on the grounds of the historic Norwood Schoolhouse. It was a great performance and the weather was perfect. Our next FREE concert on the schoolhouse lawn is the Pine River Jazz Band, Wednesday, July 27 - 7:00pm. We'd love to see you there! Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on, or be ready to dance to some upbeat tunes. 🎺🎷

11/07/2022

A Century Old Tradition Continues JULY 13.

Part of the Norwood Area Historical Society’s ongoing mission is promoting a greater sense of community by bringing our residents together in a spirit of fellowship. NAHS has committed to reviving an old Norwood tradition by hosting a series of FREE CONCERTS ON THE GREEN this summer on the lawn of the Historic Schoolhouse in Norwood. They will include:
Younce Guitar Duo - July 13 at 7pm
Pine River Jazz Band - July 27 at 7pm
Northern Symphonic Winds - August 10 at 7pm
Please bring your own chairs or blankets. Parking for the event is on-street, so we encourage you to arrive early for a better spot. Refreshments will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at the Norwood Community Church (00667 FOURTH STREET) across the street from the schoolhouse.

Pictured is the Norwood Community Band

30/06/2022

All concerts will begin at 7:00pm

11/06/2022

NAHS ANNUAL POTLUCK PICNIC HISTORIC SCHOOLHOUSE
4th STREET, NORWOOD
SATURDAY, JUNE 18: 5:00 - 7:30

The Norwood Area Historical Society will host its annual Summer Potluck on the grounds of the Norwood Schoolhouse.
It's a wonderful occasion to visit with neighbors and friends of all ages. All are welcome!

Everyone is encouraged to arrive around 5:00pm with their own table service and a dish to pass. The Society will provide hot dogs with buns, condiments, coffee & lemonade. Dinner will begin at 6:00pm and you won't want to come late.

MEMBERSHIP If you haven't renewed your membership, or would like a membership it is not too late!

The Norwood Area Historical Society preserves and protects what we all share — our stories, architecture, images and artifacts.

Whether we're old timers or newcomers, our common local narrative brings us together. Indeed, it's not hard to see that our lakeshore history here is remarkably special. There are about 350 households in Norwood Township and nearby north Antrim County. Society members work on behalf of all of us.
Annual Membership Levels:
Bellringer Gold: $500
Bellringer Silver: $250
Bellringer Bronze: $100
Family: $50
Single: $25

We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.


Send your contact information and check payable to: Norwood Area Historical Society
PO Box 595
Charlevoix, MI 49720

19/05/2022

Norwood Village Memorial Day 2022

The Village of Norwood invites all to the 76th annual Memorial Day commemoration. American Legion Post 488 Ellsworth, the Jansen-Richardson post, along with members of the Kooyer Family will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony in Norwood Lakeside Cemetery as they have every year since 1946. The observance begins at 8:45 am, there will be flags, music, a message, wreaths lain, a gun salute and taps played as our veterans are honored and remembered. Immediately following the ceremony an open house will be hosted by the Norwood Area Historical Society at the Historic Schoolhouse, 4th Street, Village of Norwood.

15/11/2021

Come Warm Up and Get Some Norwood Swag.

12/11/2021

Hello Members, Hunters and Friends,

The officers of NAHS have decided to postpone this year’s Hunters Lunch fundraiser until next year. This difficult decision comes in view of fluctuating Covid-19 cases in our county as well as input from key volunteers from the Norwood Community Church and the Norwood Needles quilting group. After struggling to develop a suitable and safe gathering alternative to the traditional schoolhouse lunch, we found it necessary to hit the pause button.

We optimistically say “postpone” because we’re reluctant to say “cancel” for such a time-honored community tradition. For last year’s Hunters’ Lunch during Covid-19 we made some outdoor meal and distancing adaptations, and despite the awful weather we did succeed at a better-than-break-even fundraiser outcome. This year, however, we’ve been unable to pull all the pieces together.

Hopefully, we’ll be back in business with the Hunters’ Lunch next year. We hope you can consider an extra end-of-season donation to help us offset the loss.

Annual Members Meeting
WE WILL, however, be hosting our annual members meeting at the Schoolhouse on Wednesday, November 17 at 6pm. But it will NOT be a potluck dinner, it will be a regular meeting. Please be prepared for the election of officers. Officers hold two-year terms. This year’s elections are for President and Secretary. The candidate offered for President is Trevor Dotson. Trevor is a member of the Historical Society, lives in Norwood Township, serves on the Norwood Township Planning Commission and is the Charlevoix Historical Society Manager of Operations. We still don't have a candidate for the Secretary position.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Your 2021 Officers,

David Vermeesch, President
Chuck Cleland, Vice President
Nancy Cleland, Treasu

Our mailing address is:

Norwood Area Historical Society
PO Box 595
Charlevoix, MI 49720

15/08/2021

Come visit the beautiful village of Norwood

Photos from Norwood Area Historical Society-Michigan's post 06/08/2021

Norwood Area Historical Society
“Tour the Town-A Glimpse into Norwood’s Rich Past”

The Norwood Area Historical Society presents a guided walking tour of historic sites in the village.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 7:00 pm
(Inclement Weather – Tour will be Thursday Aug 19)

Meet at the Historic Schoolhouse, 742 4th Street, Norwood Village
Come explore the Village of Norwood as we take you on a walking tour of the village showcasing the rich history of this bustling lumber town that evolved to the beauty and serenity that is Norwood today. Admission is free, donations to the preservation efforts of the Norwood Area Historical Society gratefully accepted. Questions can be addressed through our page, Norwood Area Historical Society – Michigan.

Pictures are one of the stops on the tour, the Old Jackson Hotel/Livery and Stagecoach Stop from 1950s and the now restored 1870 facade by owners Chet and Dawn Hard.

45°10'22.7"N 85°22'21.6"W · 9611-9617 Old Dixie Hwy, Ellsworth, MI 49729 19/07/2021

45°10'22.7"N 85°22'21.6"W · 9611-9617 Old Dixie Hwy, Ellsworth, MI 49729

We are excited to provide this information about another educational program about the history of this wonderful area,
combined with the beauty of the Antrim Creek Natural Area. Presented by Grass River Natural Area

Antrim Creek Hike: Early Settlers of Antrim Creek
Saturday July 24, 2021 - 10:00am (2hrs), Free, supported by Antrim Creek Natural Area
Meet at the South Entrance of Antrim Creek Natural Area, Old Dixie Hwy, Ellsworth, MI (https://goo.gl/maps/Axdkwxy79EA5QEWTA​)
On Select Saturdays at 10am this summer, join a Grass River naturalist at the Antrim Creek Natural Area South Entrance for an outdoor nature program and hike. Free to all ages! This week we learn about the early settlers of the Antrim Creek area.

45°10'22.7"N 85°22'21.6"W · 9611-9617 Old Dixie Hwy, Ellsworth, MI 49729 9611-9617 Old Dixie Hwy, Ellsworth, MI 49729

03/07/2021

“Let’s ring freedom bells!” These are the words of President John F. Kennedy when he proclaimed the ringing of the bells nationwide on Independence Day, July 4, 1963,.

According to organizers, when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by congress on July 4, 1776, crowds that day went wild with joy and pride.

Come join the Norwood Area Historical Society as we toll the bells
in honor of this great land.

11/06/2021

Its that time of year again for our Annual Old Fashioned Summer Picnic, good friends, good food, good fun. 6:00PM June 16.
and
If you are able at 1:00 on June 16 we are having a clean up afternoon at the Historic Township Hall corner of 4th and Lake street Norwood Village. All hands are appreciated.

31/05/2021

Memorial Day 2021

20/05/2021

Norwood Village Memorial Day 2021
75 Years of Honor and Remembrance

The Village of Norwood invites all to the 75th anniversary of a grand and somber Memorial Day tradition. American Legion Post 488 Ellsworth, the Jansen-Richardson post, along with members of the Kooyer Family will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony in Norwood Lakeside Cemetery as they have every year since 1946. The observance begins at 8:45 am, there will be flags, music, a message, wreaths lain, a gun salute and taps played as our veterans are honored and remembered. Immediately following the ceremony an open house will be hosted by the Norwood Area Historical Society at the Historic Schoolhouse, 4th Street, Village of Norwood.

17/05/2021

Greetings Members and Friends,

Check out our Summer Schedule below, and please join us next Wednesday for a return to in-person meetings! It's our first gathering of the season. We'll share a budget report, preview the year, and we'll talk about the needs, opportunities, and priorities for the upcoming months.

You'll notice we have a couple of volunteer work days planned too, plus we're aiming to host our annual Summer Cookout Picnic Social in June again. And our Summer Historical Programs are back! We received some generous new acquisitions that we're excited to show off. In July Sandy Miles and Nancy Cleland will be giving us a review of our collections. And we've begun planning for a new Village History walking tour!

As always, newcomers, visitors and volunteers are encouraged to check us out! All are welcome to our events and Members' Meetings. Attention to current CDC and MDHHS Covid-19 protocols will be appreciated.

And if you haven't renewed or started your Membership for 2021, you might want to wait a few more days. What? You read that right. If you'll consider increasing or starting at a higher Membership Level this year, we have a special offer for you. Watch your email over the next few days, and let's see what we can do together.

We're looking forward to getting together again!

Your Officers,

David Vermeesch, President
Chuck Cleland, Vice President
Nancy Cleland, Treasurer

21/11/2020

Another Opening Day has passed, and just as it has for over 100 years, a Hunters Lunch was served in Norwood Michigan. This year with gales, torrential rain, and Covid-19, was a challenge to be sure, and it looked a little different, but we are Norwood and the tradition continued. Below is a picture of our wonderful township hall where the Hunters Lunches would have occurred years ago, not hot dogs certainly but perhaps homemade soup, and of course squirrel pie, a plentiful commodity in Northern Michigan. The community would have shared a meal, and then danced the night away while little ones slept bundled and tucked up on the stage. Here is a traditional Squirrel Pie Recipe for your enjoyment compliments of NAHS. Many thanks to "Poachers Squirrel Pie" for the Recipe. ENJOY.

Ingredients
1 squirrel once skinned, I slow cooked him in water on high for around 4 hours, by which time the meat was falling off the bone. I let it cool before stripping the meat from the bones. For those that are interested, there was 110g cooked meat on a well fed, winter male squirrel
½ bulb garlic peeled but cloves left whole
1 onion diced
3 savoy cabbage leaves chopped. Add any veggies you have available
Various root vegetables for the mash I used potato, sweet potato, carrot, swede and parsnip
Butter for the mash

Instructions
Chop the root vegetables, and boil then mash with the butter.
Fry the onion until it has a little colour. Add a ladle at a time of the water the squirrel was cooked in, letting it reduce before adding the next. Add the cabbage with the last ladle of stock. Simmer down a little and add gravy powder/cornflour to thicken it.
Mix the cooked squirrel meat with the onion and cabbage gravy and tip into a casserole dish or individual pie dish. Top with the root mash and bake until the top is golden brown.

06/11/2020

Norwood Area Historical Society Annual Hunters Lunch

VIDEO: Marion Shea-Light paints 28/10/2020

VIDEO: Marion Shea-Light paints

This is our local artist who created the watercolor being auctioned. Remarkable talent and a joy in creating.

VIDEO: Marion Shea-Light paints Marion Shea-Light, a Charlevoix area watercolorist, works on a new painting in preparation of an upcoming showing on Saturday, June 16 at the Norwood Church. The showing is being put

25/10/2020

And the top bid is $175 from Nancy Cleland of Norwood. CONGRATULATIONS.

Welcome to the blind on-line auction for this beautiful watercolor by renowned Norwood artist Marion Shea-Light.

20/10/2020

Ms, Norma MacLeod won the 202 Norwood Needles Quilt in a drawing held 6:30 pm Norwood Michigan.
Congratulations Norma.

Would you like to own a one of a kind quilt?

This quilt was made by the Norwood Needles to be raffled by the Norwood Area Historical Society. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The raffle will be at 7:00 pm on November 18 2020. TO BUY TICKETS SEND A MESSAGE TO [email protected] and we will get you set up.

Website