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

Friday July 20th, 2018 - 10:26 pm

Our Albion Michigan

I sadness I share... FLORENCE (LORRAINE) FAIRLEY

Florence "Lorraine" Fairley entered into the Kingdom of God on Saturday, July 14, 2018 under the loving care of her family. She was born on February 28, 1958 in Albion the daughter of Wilce and Florence (Spicer) Wallace, Sr.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, James Spicer.

Lorraine leaves to cherish her memory her mom Florence Wallace, daughter, Kimyata Fairley, granddaughter, Rashinique Siggers, 3 brothers, John (Sallie) Spicer, Tommie Wallace, Wilce Wallace, Jr., sister, Karen "Candy" Mitchell, many nieces, nephews, friends and church family.

Lorraine loved the Lord with all her heart and was proud to call Bethel Baptist in Albion and Redeemed Baptist in Grand Rapids both her church homes. She also cherished and loved her family, enjoyed going to the casino as well as doing taxes.

Her family will celebrate her life on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church, 523 Washington St, Albion with family hour at 11AM until the time of service at 12 NOON with Pastor Fred H. Alexander officiating. Burial immediately following services at Albion Memory Gardens.
The family is being served by J. Kevin Tidd funeral Home, Albion.

To leave online messages of condolence for the family, please visit the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home website.
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Friday July 20th, 2018 - 8:50 pm

Our Albion Michigan

Who remembers going down these stairs to the basement of the dime store??? ... See MoreSee Less

Who remembers going down these stairs to the basement of the dime store???

 

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I do!

I do and saw this yesterday, loved the basement !

Many. Times

I do.

Me!!!

Yes

I do. I can still remember what it looked like.. I helped my grandmother when she worked at the jumbo burger. After wards I always took my money and bought something downstairs in the toys.

I do I used to work there

I do, wasn’t that where the fabric was?

I do!

Like it was yesterday

Oh, yes!

Wasn't one Murphy's and the other was ?____

I do!!

McClellans

I do!

I do. I miss that. My great grandfather Paul Sleeper would take me with him.

Mcclellans, I think. They had birds, fish and turtles down there.

I remember!

That is Murphy's 5 and 10

I do😃. All those baby chicks around Easter time.

Loved going down where they kept the toys, the only thing better was the candy case... The other dime store that was next door, had the best candy case.....

Me too.

I do..Today what is this place.

Yes——

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Friday July 20th, 2018 - 8:37 pm

Our Albion Michigan

Handsome Jack’s adoption fell through so he is available for adoption! He’s friendly, playful and affectionate and has been neutered and had all his shots. Message us if you are interested in adopting Jack! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday July 20th, 2018 - 8:36 pm

Our Albion Michigan

Pretty and sweet little Stormy is ready for adoption. She’s an affectionate and playful little lap kitty. She’s spayed and had her shots. Message us if you are interested in adopting Stormy! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday July 20th, 2018 - 8:36 pm

Our Albion Michigan

The Mystery of Geodes is coming in August. Here's the best part, you can take some of that mystery home with you for free when you attend this Adult Summer Reading Challenge program. Come back to our Facebook page for more information.

Here's a hint: Keep your Thursday, August 9, evening open. Family Friendly program.
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Wednesday July 18th, 2018 - 12:59 pm

Albion College History Department

Teach history? Cool lesson plans and resources "all designed to bring the History of Rock and Roll into your classroom" from TeachRock (founded by musician Steve Van Zandt). teachrock.org/collection/social-studies-history/ ... See MoreSee Less

Teach history? Cool lesson plans and resources all designed to bring the History of Rock and Roll into your classroom from TeachRock (founded by musician Steve Van Zandt).   http://teachrock.org/collection/social-studies-history/

 

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Albion College Teacher Education Program

Monday July 9th, 2018 - 11:41 am

Albion College History Department

Kudos to alumna Elizabeth Vogel on her article on the bicentennial of Clinton Township, published in Michigan History Magazine (July/August 2018 issue). ... See MoreSee Less

Kudos to alumna Elizabeth Vogel on her article on the bicentennial of Clinton Township, published in Michigan History Magazine (July/August 2018 issue).Image attachment

Friday July 6th, 2018 - 1:17 pm

Albion College History Department

Wonderful article in Io Triumphe! about our multi-faceted colleague Wesley Arden Dick. (What detail surprises you the most?)

issuu.com/albioncollege/docs/io_triumphe_ss18/12
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Wonderful article in Io Triumphe! about our multi-faceted colleague Wesley Arden Dick. (What detail surprises you the most?) 

https://issuu.com/albioncollege/docs/io_triumphe_ss18/12

 

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All of these things that tie Dr. Wes to living history are in stark contrast to his modest, low keyed personality! However, I remember his pipe very well because by the time I left Albion a graduate in 1974, I smoked McBarren's Scottish blend from a pipe, too!!

Wes smoked a pipe?!

I enjoyed every word of this article! So very many memories came back to me. I grew up as a child of an Albion faculty member. My father, David Hogberg began teaching at Albion in 1966. I have memories of Wes and Leslie Keller Dick as caring parents with a lot of patience. It was always fun to play with Hillary and Shane! I went to Albion ('88) and had a chance to be a student of Dr. Dick. He made history come alive and helped me to realize how it is woven into every aspect of life. I also learned so much from Leslie, who took the time back in the late 1980's, to explain an extensive project she undertook editing and annotating the diaries of Madelon Luisa Stockwell. She included a supplement with her project, that helped me to use her work in my classroom. Leslie's writing is a part of my teaching resources yet today. In September of 2017, my daughter, Grace Forster, began her freshman year at Albion. She was able to take her first college level history course from Dr. Dick! I was so excited! I spent several hours explaining to her that Dr. Dick doesn't just teach history, he walks in history. He teaches what he has seen, done, and experienced first hand. My daughter later reflected not only on how much she loved his class, but more how she loved her conversations with Dr. Dick. He really listened to her and inspired her. He loaned her books to read encouraging her to become a self-extending learner. As a child of an Albion College professor, and I'm sure Dr. Dick's family would agree, he brought to life for my daughter the meaning of a liberal arts education. Wes and Leslie Dick exemplify the opportunity for learning that goes far beyond the walls of a classroom. I'm talking about learning that has influenced my own teaching immensely, (Along with that of Dr. Schutz) and to this day plays into choices I make as I advocate for social justice. I am so glad that Wes, Leslie, and Hillary moved to town back in 1968. Thanks for influencing my life as you have! Fantastic article!

Wes hung out with Allen Ginsberg? So cool!

Leslie Keller Dick

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