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Southfield Historical Society

The Southfield Historical Society takes pride in preserving the past in order to guard the future!

The Town Hall Museum, which opened on December 19, 1976,  is located in the in the Burgh Historic District and housed in the original Southfield Township Hall.  The museum serves as the home to the Southfield Historical Society.

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MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

1ST WEDNESDAYS, 3 – 5 PM

The Southfield Historical Society announces that the Town Hall Museum will be open free to the public on the first Wednesday of each month during the 2013 and 2014 school year.  Museum hours are 3 pm. to 5 pm.  Volunteer docents will be available for tours.

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PLEASE JOIN US!  TUESDAY APRIL 8, 2014

KATHLEEN MARCACCIO

 “GONE WITH THE WIND ANSWER LADY”

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the film, Gone With the Wind expert Kathleen Marcaccio presents the story of Margaret Mitchell and her prize-winning novel , Mitchell’s post publication life and the impact of the novel and film in popular culture.

TUESDAY, APRIL 8 2014 at 7 p.m.

Location :  Historic Burgh Church

                                                NE Corner Berg Rd and Civic Center Dr.

                               Admission : $ 5 / free to members

Tickets/membership and free tours are available at the Town Hall Museum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and tickets will also be available at the Church from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

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June 14, 2012:  ERITY SCHOOL BELL RETURNS!

On June 14, 2012 Southfield Historical Society President, Darla Van

Darla Van Hoey, Southfield Historical Society President accepts the donation of the Erity School bell witnessed by donor Dave Sproat, Councilman Ken Siver, and Councilman Donald Fracassi.

Hoey and city fathers were pleased to accept the return of the Erity School bell, a vital piece of Southfield history.

Donor Dave Sproat, a former Southfield resident, contacted the museum early in the summer regarding returning the historic bell to it’s original home.

Mr. Sproat had received the bell from contractor L. A. Eldridge when Mr. Eldridge was demolishing the old Erity School building, which had stood at Evergreen and 13 Mile Roads.  For many years the bell had adorned the Sproat family home in Shelby Township and was used to call the Sproat children home from play.

Erity School bell

The bell makes a handsome addition to the schools display in the museum and, according to unofficial city historian and Councilman Ken Siver, is one of only two Southfield school bells still in existance.

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