Salem Area Historical Society
                                              "Keeping  the Past Alive for Tomorrow"

Salem Township is in  Northeastern Washtenaw County in Southeastern Michigan approximately 31 miles from Detroit
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 Welcome to our web site
The Salem Area Historical Society is a group of citizens working to Preserve, Archive and inform others on the history of Salem Township Michigan and its surrounding   historically-associated connections.

This Site  is updated regularly.  Please come back and see our updates.
Email any question or comments to:
Salem_Area_HS@yahoo.com

UPCOMING SAHS EVENTS


SAHS Barn Dance
Fri., Sept 5 -- 7-10 PM
at Three Cedars Farm
See Flyer for details.
Barn Dance Flyer

Stone School Open House
Sun., Sept. 14 -- 1-3 PM
at Jarvis Stone School

Come and visit the newest Washtenaw County Local Historic District.

SAHS General Meeting
Wed., Oct. 22 -- 7:30 PM
at Jarvis Stone School
After a short business meeting Regina Zapinski will give a talk on American Indian History.
Admission: Free - SAHS Members
                              -$3 per non-SAHS member

Halloween Science Fun Day
Sat., Oct. 25 -- Noon
at Jarvis Stone School
Sign up for a fun science day with a Halloween theme for children from 4 to 12.  For more information and to register, please contact Lisa Johnson at captain@anchorsciencefun.com 

  

 
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Past Fund Raising Events

Aug 2014 -- Art & Craft Fair
Feb 2014 -- Dinner/Auction
Jan 2014-- Whaler Hockey
Sept 2013 -- Barn Dance
Aug 2013 -- Art & Craft Fair
May 2013 -- Yard Sale
Feb 2013 -- Dinner/Auction
Aug 2012 -- Art & Craft Fair
May 2012 -- Yard Sale
Feb 2012 -- Dinner/Auction
Sept 2011 -- Country Fair
Sept 2011 -- Barn Dance
Feb 2011 -- Dinner/Auction
Jan 2011 -- Whaler Hockey
Sept 2010 -- Country Fair
Sept 2010 -- Barn Dance
Feb 2010 - Dinner/Auction
Jan 2010 -- Whaler Hockey
Sept 2009 -- Country Fair
Sept 2009 -- Barn Dance
Feb 2009 - Dinner/Auction
Jan 2009 -- Whaler Hockey
Oct 2008 -- Country Fair
Sept 2008 -- Barn Dance
Feb 2008 - Whaler Hockey
Feb 2008 -- Dinner/Auction
Sept 2007 -- Barn Dance
2007 -- Matching Fund Drive
Feb 2007 -- Dinner/Auction
Sept 2006 -- Barn Dance
July 2006 -- Garage Sale
Feb 2006 -- Dinner/Auction
2006 -- Donation Requests

 

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Publications
NEWS
7th Annual SAHS Art & Craft Fair
was held on Sat., August 23 from 10 am to 4 pm at Jarvis Stone School


It was a beautiful weather day for the 33 vendors at the fair and a great day for the shoppers.  Also during the fair, there were Beer and Wine Tasting and an Appraisal Event.  The Arts & Craft Fair Committee did a great job in organizing and holding this year's fair. 
SAHS co-hosted a Science Fun Day on Sat., July 19th at the Jarvis Stone School with Anchors Unlimited Science Fun, Inc.

SAHS held an Open House on Sun., July 13th at the Jarvis Stone School.

SAHS marched in the Saturday, June 7th, Salem Flag Day Parade.

SAHS held its Membership Meeting on Wed., May 28th at the Jarvis Stone School.
After a short business meeting, Kathy Aznavorian gave a presentation on the History of Fox Hills, including the 40th Anniversary of Ownership by her family. 
SAHS held its Membership Meeting on Wed., April 23rd at the Jarvis Stone School.
After a a short business meeting, there was a talk on Murray Lake by the Fishbeck's.
SAHS held its Election/Pot-Luck Dinner Meeting on Wed., March 26th at the Salem Township Hall.
After a shared Put-Luck Dinner, the election was held with  results of a re-election for all five of the 2013-4 SAHS officers for a 2014-5 term.   This was followed by a talk on "The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics" by the Donald Faber.
 
SAHS held its annual Dinner/ Auction on Sat., Feb 8th in the Log Cabin Clubhouse at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center.
The Dinner/Auction was attended by 52 supporters of SAHS.  As has been the case for the past 8 years, this was once again the largest fund raiser for the SAHS .

SAHS held its Business Meeting on Wednesday, Jan 22nd at the Salem Township Hall.
During the business meeting, the SAHS 2013 Financial statement including income and expenses was reviewed as well as the 2014 SAHS Budget.  This was followed by a presentation by Russell Doré on "Henry Ford: Life & Times".
 
SAHS Christmas Party was held on Sunday, Dccember 8 -- 1 PM
at Warren Todd's Home
Twenty-eight SAHS Members celebrated a 
Merry Christmas Party at Warren Todd's home, which included much good food, wine tasting, conversations and caroling. As has been our recent practice, SAHS identified an annual honoree. The 2013 SAHS Honoree was Jean Bemish.

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Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District

June 2, 2011 – Letter from the SAHS President requesting a LHD Study
June 14, 2011 – Salem Township Board of Trustees approves a resolution for the Establishment of a Local Historic District Study Committee 
Sept. 8, 2011 – Washtenaw County Historic District Commission (WCHDC) approves a Local Historic District Study Committee
Oct. 19, 2011 – Washtenaw County Board of Commissioner (WCBOC)  approves a Local Historic District Study Committee
November 1, 2012 – LHD Study Committee officially transmits report to township government, WCHDC, SHPO, Michigan Historical Commission and State Review Board
Jan. 10, 2013 – LHD Study Committee holds a public hearing
May 1, 2013 – Final Report completed by LHD Study Committee and WCHDC accepted the final report and recommended approval of the Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioner
June 5, 2013 – WCBOC approves an ordinance for the creating of the Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District


At the May 1st meeting of the Washtenaw County Historic District Commission (WCHDC), Marcia Van Fossen and Terry Cwik present the final report of the Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District Study Committee.  After a few questions and a brief discussion, the WCHDC moved to accept the final report and to recommend approval of the Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioner.  The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District was approved by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners on June 5, 2013.


Select REPORT to read a copy of the Final Report.


The Public Hearing on the Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District Ordinance was held on Thursday, January 10, 2013,  at 7:00 PM in the Jarvis Stone School (7991 North Territorial Road). 

The Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District Study Committee Report was presented to the Washtenaw County Historic District Committee at their Nov. 1 Meeting.  The WCHDC reviewed the report and recommended that the draft be accepted and that a public hearing be held to review it. 

At the 11/13/2012 Salem Township Board meeting, Marcia Van Fossen brought forth a resolution that was seconded by Wayne Wallezy in support of the Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District that would have the township Supervisor send a letter to the Washtenaw County Historic District Commission indicating the STB’s support of the approval of the Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners.  During the Public Comment section of the agenda, Melissa Milton-Pung introduced the report and Terry Cwik requested a positive vote by the STB.  Karl Gierman and Jim DiMilia were also in attendance.  After a short discussion, which only contained positive comments about the report, the study committee, the SAHS and the property,  a roll call vote was taken and the resolution was approved 7-0.
  
THANK YOU Jarvis Stone School Local Historic District Study Committee.  It was a great team effort to do the research and pull this report together.   CLICK HERE OR  ON THE PHOTO ABOVE TO VIEW THE REPORT.

The Salem Area Historical Society begun the process to obtain a Washtenaw County Local Historic District (LHD) designation for the Jarvis Stone School, the Dickerson Barn and the associated property.  The creation of a LHD Study Committee has been approved by the Salem Township Board of Trustees, the Washtenaw County Historic District Commission and the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners.  The LHD Study Committee is comprised of Jean Bemish, Terry Cwik, Sue DiMilia, Helen Gierman, Jane Griffith, Marie Turppa, Marcia Van Fossen and Nancy Snyder, WCHDC Chair, as liaison to the WCHDC along with Melissa Milton-Pung and Cynthia B. Christensen, staff to the WCHDC.  This Study Committee gathered information that was used in writing the Study Committee Report.  If you have any documentation and/or photographs of the Jarvis Stone School or the Dickerson Barn that you are willing to share with the Study Committee, please contact Terry Cwik at Salem_Area_HS@yahoo.com.

 
The Conant Farm Local Historic District has been approved by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners.  A report on the Conant Farm Local Historic District can be found using the link below. 
Conant Farm Local Historic District Report 

 

BARN PROJECT

UPDATE!
The Dickerson Barn started being raised on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at our site on North Territorial and Curtis Roads!!!!  
The raising of the structure beams was completed in June 2007.  The siding of Michigan White Pine (1"x12"x14') and the loft structure and its floor were complete by mid-August 2007.  The roof structure was complete with Red Cedar shingles in August 2007.  The doors were hung in August 2008.   The drainage and initial ground leveling was completed in October 2008.  The Barn was painted in October 2008.  A scout community project was held in November 2008 to improve the crawl space and the flooring.  In March of 2010, Ken Brock and his crew completed the wood flooring. 



SAHS has obtained the Certificate of Occupancy for the Dickerson Barn.

If  anyone would like to donate our address is:

              Salem Area Historical Society
                         P.O.Box 75011
                       Salem , Mi 48175

                                         Dickerson Barn

Jarvis-Stone School Front Room Renovation
The Salem Area Historical Society has decided to undertake a project to renovate the front room of the Jarvis-Stone School.  It is a three phase project and SAHS was awarded a grant of $2,174 for this project by the Community Foundation of Plymouth, which is administered through the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.  Phase I (Roof & Windows)and Phase II (Floor, Walls & Ceiling)  is complete .  The walls have been built, the electrical installed, the drywall hung, taped, mudded and painted and the waterless compositing toliet installed.  All Building Permit Inspections have all been passed.  The cabinet installation is also complete.
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