Millington-Arbela Historical Society

Preserving the Past for the Future


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Mid-Michigan Remembers

Posted by Millington Arbela Historical Society on September 9, 2019 at 6:20 PM
Delta Broadcasting Q-TV (channel 19.1) will be premiering their new show "Mid-Michigan Remembers" on September 9th, 2019. The first episode has a segment from our historical society on the Millington-Arbela area one room schools! Members of the historical society appear on the broadcast telling of their experiences going to the one room schools, either as a student or as a teacher. The episode will be rebroadcast at the following times: Date Time Channel Monday, 9/9/19 8:00 pm Q-TV 19.1 Saturday, 9/14/19 4:00 pm Q-TV 19.1 Saturday, 9/14/19 8:00 pm Q-TV MHz Worldview 19.2

2018 Countywide contest - enter to win!!

Posted by Millington Arbela Historical Society on July 13, 2018 at 12:15 AM
It's that time again! Every time you stop into one of the Tuscola County Consortium Museums, you can enter your name and phone number to win a prize. The more times you visit, the better your chances to win! We will have prizes from each of these museums: Vassar, Octagon Barn (Gagetown), Caro Roadhouse, Mayville and Millington-Arbela (Millington). Prizes will be drawn on October 10th. Need not be present to win and no purchase is necessary.

2017 Millington Old Fashioned Summer Festival

Posted by Millington Arbela Historical Society on July 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM
The 2017 Summer Festival is soon -- The Historical Society will be having their big summer bake sale. Lots of fresh, home baked goodies! We will be decorated with the "America the Beautiful" festival theme along with a display showcasing our honored family -- the Clark family. Look for us in the parade too! We will be open extended hours, so come on in.

1800's parlor organ concert

Posted by Millington Arbela Historical Society on November 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Wow! We will be hosting our first ever parlor organ concert! Our organist will be Mr. Finnigan Drubin. In 2000, we were given a parlor organ to display in our museum. The organ is from the 1800's, the actual year is uncertain but there is a label inside dated from the 1860's. The historical society has had the organ refurbished in 2011, but aside from a few songs showing what the organ can do, it hasn't been really played until now. The concert is free to all who wish to attend. (Donations are always appreciated, but never required!) Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there~

Important dates for December

Posted by Millington Arbela Historical Society on December 2, 2015 at 12:05 AM

A reminder of the happenings at the museum this month.

Our Christmas party is at the Millington UMC on December 10th at 12:15.  Please get your RSVP and 7.00 for the meal in by December 3rd.

We will be serving the hot chocolate and cookies at Millington's Christmas in the Village on December 7th starting at 4:30.  We will also have our free ornaments for the children available (while supplies last).  This is also the last chance to visit our "Shop at the Museum" sale for the Christmas holiday!

The museum will be closing for the season on December 11th at 4:00 pm. 

downtown Millington

Posted by Millington Arbela Historical Society on April 13, 2015 at 12:25 AM

Here is another photo from the past....notice there are no traffic signals at the intersections.

Tuscola County Historical Consortium's webpage

Posted by Millington Arbela Historical Society on April 7, 2015 at 7:20 PM

As you may know, the Millington-Arbela Historical Society is part of the Tuscola County Historical Consortium.

The Consortium consists of the Caro Roadhouse Museum in Caro, the Mayville Museum in Mayville, the Octagon Barn in Gagetown, the Vassar Historical Society & Museum in Vassar and Millington-Arbela Historical Society.  These 5 historical groups hold an annual open house weekend each year.

This year, we will hold the open house weekend June 27th and 28th.  We will have 'passports' for your museum adventure at each museum.  Pick one up, get your 5 stamps and turn it in for a chance at some great prizes.  See the passport for more details. 

For further information on the Consortium, please check out our page on the Thumb Tourism website.  We have a link to the page on our links page.   

Time for the start of our 2015 season

Posted by Millington Arbela Historical Society on March 14, 2015 at 10:45 PM

It's that time again.  Time for the Historical Society to open the museum for another year of displays, fun and helping people connect with their past.

We have made it through another cold winter with just a few problems with the building.  But, the pipes are now thawed and thankfully didn't break and the back screen door has been repaired for now so things aren't so bad after all!

Shelves are being cleaned in preparation for the new displays and plans are being set for our Tuscola County museum's open house weekend this June. 

Our first meeting will be April 9th at 1:00.  Among the items on the agenda will be the annual election of officers.   As always, we welcome visitors and new members!

Thank you, Bob Valentine

Posted by Millington Arbela Historical Society on August 12, 2014 at 11:35 PM

This August 7th was the last meeting that our Co-Chairman, Bob Valentine will preside over.  He is moving to be closer to his family.

While this is a great adventure for Bob, we will definitely miss him.  Our historical society and museum has relied on him for over 20 years.  He has held many different offices for the group and was instrumental in our buying the old 'bank building' that we enjoy now.

It is with definite sadness that we see him go, but we know that he will be a blessing for those in his new community.

Thank you Bob for everything! 

ThumbPrint News

Posted by Millington Arbela Historical Society on April 20, 2014 at 9:40 AM

The Historical Society has submitted an article to the ThumbPrint News!   The article is scheduled to appear in the June issue.  Look for it the first of June!