History Social Media Feed

Below are some general interest feeds from public Facebook pages:

Albion College History Department
“Our Albion Michigan”
“You know you (are) from Albion”
To suggest other feeds, or to make comments, join the Albion Michigan Arts Facebook group and make a post there or send a message from there.

Albion Michigan Facebook History Posts

8 hours ago

Our Albion Michigan

It's the perfect day for a creme freeze! Have you tried our pina colada? ... See MoreSee Less

9 hours ago

Our Albion Michigan

The "Calhoun County Shop with a Cop" program is running full speed ahead for 2017 and setting up dates for this years events and fund raisers. This year, the PNA club in Battle Creek has agreed to donate all the proceeds from their annual BBQ cook-off to the "Shop with a Cop" program. Please see the attached flyer and attend if you can. There will be some great BBQ to be eaten and lots of fun to be had during the day. ... See MoreSee Less

9 hours ago

Our Albion Michigan

Maiden Voyage - Poetry Night!Aug 3, 7:00pmStirling Books & BrewOK so we don't know the exact format or all the details yet...but COME ON OUT to our first poetry night Thursday! Bring your own poems to read, or your favorite poems. We'll figure out where to go from there! ... See MoreSee Less

Maiden Voyage - Poetry Night!

We know it's been a while, but rest assured things are moving along nicely.

By far our number one FAQ is "When???" We've avoided the question because we want to be as accurate as possible, and we don't have an open date set yet. But to narrow it down and quash rumors, we are targeting first quarter of 2018. No one is more anxious to get to open than we are, and we will update that estimate as we get closer.

In the meantime, here's a pic of the demo progress with the floor removal. The old sub-flooring is in great shape, and we are exploring how to repurpose the joists in the brewery - including structural use and possible construction of benches and tables!
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11 hours ago

Our Albion Michigan

Stirling Books & Brew Grand Opening!Aug 1, 10:00amStirling Books & BrewOpening day is finally upon us! Stop in on Tuesday, August 1st for the Grand Opening of Stirling Books & Brew! Sample our baked goods from our local pastry chef and browse our great selection of new and used books! Check out the wonderful remodeling work assisted by so many of our Albion friends! Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Stirling Books & Brew Grand Opening!

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I'll be working in the morning, but will definitely stop in after work! I have some books to order.

I will be there briefly - that's packing day for my parents...

Dr. Joseph W. Ho. 賀威瑋 (Asst Professor of History, Albion College & Associate Scholar, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan) spoke on "The Shadow of Death: Missionary Films, Photographs, and Visual Traces of the Nanjing Massacre" at the Ricci Institute, University of San Francisco. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Ho to the department! ... See MoreSee Less

Dr. Joseph W. Ho. 賀威瑋 (Asst Professor of History, Albion College & Associate Scholar, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan) spoke on The Shadow of Death: Missionary Films, Photographs, and Visual Traces of the Nanjing Massacre at the Ricci Institute, University of San Francisco. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Ho to the department!

50 years ago today . . .

Michigan Radio
The roots of Detroit's 1967 uprising run deep. They go back almost to the city's founding. This video explains the causes...and the consequences...of that hot summer fifty years ago.
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Michigan Radio

American Experience | PBS
In 1856, Henry David Thoreau met Walt Whitman for the first time in New York... and the visit left quite an impression. Thoreau was born 200 years ago today, on July 12, 1817.
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American Experience | PBS

1 month ago

LaRoy Bell

Spread the Word! Hustle Line Dance classes coming to Albion starting this Tuesday! Share share SHARE! ... See MoreSee Less

Spread the Word! Hustle Line Dance classes coming to Albion starting this Tuesday! Share share SHARE!

4 months ago

Jim Fraley

WENDYS coming to Albion???????? ... See MoreSee Less

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Where? When?

That building has sat vacant for to long. Its no good.

Wow!! That would be great!!

I remember the day McDonald's came.

we can only wish

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2 years ago

Chuck Taylor

Forty years ago. ... See MoreSee Less

Forty years ago.

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Look at all them people in the stands.

those were the days . Love Coach Shillings suit

Shilling had the Real Craig Sager Suits.....

^^hell yeah

Great shot Chuck. Those were some fun teams.

my boy shilling with his suit. clarence jackson squad.

Wow so many people back then

It was a Class B high school, around 1,000 students in four grades, as I recall.

Back in the day, when Albion filled the bleachers...46 years ago it was SRO back when Albion was quite often the Twin Valley Champs...

Anna Ruth Ridley Armstrong look at this

I am sorry, but Albion Senior High was the same way, just 15 years ago....it wasn't a lifetime ago....time change, things change....please let's be positive.

Looking at these pics and remembering good memories kinds makes you want to burst with Pride. A different time and different Leadership. Albion Pride!

They were a good team that year. My younger brother was a senior..

Look at them fro's looking cool

Name some players,Clarence Jackson

Tag away, folks.

Weren't the Wilson twins on that team?

And, um.... Eric Vasquez?

John Sena

John Seita had already graduated. Larry Vasquez

Yeah I was a freshman that year

Nate Craig

This was March 1975.

Anthony Duncan David Stallworth Eric Baldwin

Eric Baldwin, Paul Foust, Phil Devoir, Looks like one of the Wilson twins

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3 years ago

Frank Passic

One of the nice things about winter growing up in Albion. 1968-69-era photo. I don't know anyone in this photo. ... See MoreSee Less

One of the nice things about winter growing up in Albion. 1968-69-era photo. I dont know anyone in this photo.

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Loved skating there

I think I recognize the kid front and center but am not completely sure.

I loved going skating. My feet would be frozen when I got home and that was painful.

Always love to go skating ....I might even be in the picture who know everyone would go skating .....

I remember!

Walked down Elm Street to the rink with my skates on!

That is hard on the skates , isn't it, Vicky?

One of our favorite childhood activities. So fun!

This brings back so many GREAT memories!!

It's too bad the present generation can't experience this winter treasure. Unfortunately, the spring got sprung and keeps the water moving too much for it to freeze properly.

Thanks for posting.

best hot chocolate, and fire to warm the hard as ice mittens.....and warm the tummy

That's me and I posted this picture a long time ago

Thanks for letting us know! I must have liked the photo! Most of the ones from that era I have are still in black-in-white.

I think it's 68,69,or 70 --- somewhere right in there

That's where I met my first girlfriend! Sonia Prigun. (Now Sonia Dove)

spent many a day at the ice skating rink and night.

Many days and nights skating there. . .crack the whip was always fun but Joe never liked it.

Carried my skates to school occasionally , had them sharpened at Sharp's Hardware . I think Western Auto did it also Or maybe it was Gambles or both

My first ice skating rink. I was about five or six then.

Great memories skating!

That is you in front, Ted Zerbe?

My number one childhood memory.

Mine fav memory as well. I loved going in the cabin for hot chocolate and warming up by the fire.

I loved it also, coming here from Texas In 1956, I had never seen anything like it. I wrote my Grandmothers & told them I stood on frozen water, in a pond.

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3 years ago

Frank Passic

OK Facebook friends. Here's the next photo of the 1st grade class of Mrs. Kathryn Robinson at Harrington School in Albion. This is the 1966-67 school year, or Albion High School Class of 1978 members. She wrote the names by the pictures. If you can't read 'em, let me know and I'll type them out row-by-row. ... See MoreSee Less

OK Facebook friends. Heres the next photo of the 1st grade class of Mrs. Kathryn Robinson at Harrington School in Albion. This is the 1966-67 school year, or Albion High School Class of 1978 members. She wrote the names by the pictures. If you cant read em, let me know and Ill type them out row-by-row.

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I am so glad someone had the insight to write all our names. Some I remember others ?

Does Harrington School have copies of all the classes over the years? Do schools keep these?

There is no Harrington School anymore that is open, just a closed building. I don't know of such records being kept like that from so long ago.

I see my little brother, Doug Fraser, who grew up to be a fine hard working man. Wish I could see him more often.

My sweet cousin Tammy Albin is on top row!!!!!!

Do you have Crowell School 1st graders

Donna Robinette, Carmen Robinette Adkins

Wow I love this. Thanks for tagging me Terry.

Omg I love this picture. I look at the school pictures all the time hoping to find my kindergarten picture....

Lot's of nostalgia about Albion during the "boom" years of the 1950s and 1960s.

Donna Robinette I didn't know you all went to Harrington.

Yes I think only two years

I like seeing the picture of Mr. Reiman. He was such a nice principal! I was afraid of Mrs. Caldwell when I went to North School. I'm sure she was a nice woman, but I was a wimpy kid.

Now it is 2017 and Harrington is open again, but it is owned by Marshall. I'm impressed with what they are doing.

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