LOCAL HISTORY GROUPS

 

Farmington Historical Commission: A nine-member city board that makes recommendations regarding renovations to houses within the Farmington Historic District.

  • Follow the Farmington Historical Commission on Facebook.
  • Visit their website.
  • Meeting info: 7:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month, at Farmington City Hall. Open to the public.

Farmington Historical Society: A group of local-history enthusiasts who meet for speakers, lectures, friends, food, and Farmington history.

  • Meeting info: 6:00 or 6:30 (depending on whether there’s a potluck) on the fourth Wednesday of the month, at the Heritage & History Center in Heritage Park. Open to the public.

Farmington Genealogical Society: A nonprofit organization for those interested in researching family history and genealogy.

  • Follow the Farmington Genealogical Society on Facebook.
  • Visit their website.
  • Meeting info: 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May with the exception of December, at the Farmington Community Library on Liberty Street. Open to the public and free of charge.

Farmington Hills Historic District Commission: A seven-member city board that regulates renovations to buildings within the Farmington Hills Historic District.

  • Visit the Farmington Hills Historic District Commission’s website.
  • Meeting info: 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month, at Farmington Hills City Hall, Community Room. Open to the public.

Farmington Hills Historical Commission: A city board whose purpose is to collect, arrange, and preserve historical resources pertaining to Farmington’s early residents, and publishes source material relative to the history of the area and the state.

  • View the Farmington Hills Historical Commission’s agendas.
  • Meeting info: 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month, at Farmington Hills City Hall, Fountain Room (second floor). Open to the public.

Questers: A (usually) ladies-only group with an interest in antiques, artifacts, memorials, and historic buildings. The greater Farmington area has two chapters: Quakertown #115 and Fred M. Warner #1387

  • Visit the Michigan Questers’ website.
  • Meeting info: Monthly, for lunch, a business meeting, and a history-related program. By invite only.

Pastways, Inc.: A not-for-profit historicorporation devoted to sharing Farmington and Farmington Hills history via bus tours and guided walking tours of the downtown and historic sites.

Preservation Farmington: A history advocacy group dedicated to saving Farmington’s character as an authentic historic downtown.

Governor Warner Mansion Volunteers: A group of history-minded individuals who give tours of the historic 1867 Governor Warner Mansion museum, and plan and host the museum’s annual event program.

Friends of the Governor Warner Mansion: A membership-based group that supports the nonprofit branch of Farmington’s Governor Warner Mansion museum.

  • Visit the Friends of the Governor Warner Mansion’s website.

Warnerettes Parasol Drill Team: An all-female precision troupe that dresses as suffragettes and marches in local parades to promote Farmington history, women’s history, and the Governor Warner Mansion museum.

  • Follow the Warnerettes Parasol Drill Team on Facebook.
  • Meeting info: 7 pm every Monday from April through July, in the circular driveway outside the Governor Warner Mansion carriage house. Open to all women, high school age and up.

Heritage Room Volunteers: A small group of local-history experts who maintain the Heritage Room at the Farmington Community Library; occasionally, interested members of the public volunteer to help out with projects, most of which are computer-related.

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