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Lansing Historical Society

Historical Society covers the history of LARC

LARC, which originally began as the Lansing School of Special Education, has been in existence in the 1980s and continues to serve the community as a facility for adults with developmental disabilities. The Lansing Historical Society’s new season begins Monday with a program on the history o…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing native loves his community and works to preserve its history

Lansing native loves his community and works to preserve its history

During his lifetime, Paul Schultz has witnessed the Village of Lansing grow from 2,000 residents to nearly 30,000. As president of the Lansing Historical Society, his mission is to collect and preserve the community's history.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

George Dommer, right, and his friend Don Olsen, at the goodbye party for Dommer, a lifelong Lansing resident who is moving to Arizona to be closer to his family. Olsen grew up just around the corner from Dommer in the "Oak Glen" area of Lansing and the two have known each other their whole lives.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

In 1928, George Dommer was born in a house at 17849 Torrence Ave. He’s lived all his life in Lansing, but this week he has been packing up what he’s accumulated in his 85 1/2 years here and is heading for Arizona to live with his daughter.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Historical Society hosts "Songs of the Railroad" program

Historical Society hosts "Songs of the Railroad" program

LANSING | Entertainer Steve Justman visited the Lansing Public Library to perform for the Lansing Historical Society's March meeting. Justman's program was titled "Songs of the Railroad" and audience members sang along to such tunes as "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Wabash Cannonball"…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Historical Society presents program on memoir writing

Historical Society presents program on memoir writing

LANSING | Janette Quinn of livingstories.us presented a program for members of the Lansing Historical Society at their February meeting. Quinn talked about questions to ask when interviewing a family member about their life and about collecting thoughts to write your own history.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am

Learn to write your history

The Lansing Historical Society is now filled with exhibits again after the huge task of setting up trees for the annual Festival of Lights exhibit and then taking them all down. And after the two-month break of general meetings, the society is kicking off 2014 with a program on writing a mem…

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
Three Lansing Historical Society board members honored

Three Lansing Historical Society board members honored

LANSING | At the seventh annual Evening of Thanks dnner, three members of the board of the Lansing Historical Society were honored from three different groups for their contributions to the community.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am
Three Lansing Historical Society board members honored

Three Lansing Historical Society board members honored

Three Lansing Historical Society board members were recently honored. From left are Barb Dust, Lansing Historical Society curator, who was honored for volunteer work at Nathan Hale School; Donald Olsen, a director of the Lansing Historical Society, was honored by the Lansing Golden K Kiwanis…

December 19, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing Historical Society announces programs

I’m really excited about the 2013-2014 year for the Lansing Historical Society. I am again serving as the society’s vice president, which means that one of my duties is arranging programming for the upcoming year.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing Historical Society inducts officers for 2013-2014

Lansing Historical Society inducts officers for 2013-2014

LANSING | At the society's annual dinner, officers for the new year were inducted. They are (from left to right) Barb Dust, curator; Don Olsen, director; Tony DeLaurentis, director; Richard Dust, director; Carrie Steinweg, vice president; Marilyn Kooy, treasurer; Paul Schultz, president; Jac…

August 28, 2013 3:41 pm
Lansing Historical Society inducts officers for 2013-2014

Lansing Historical Society inducts officers for 2013-2014

New officers of the Lansing Historical Society are, from left, Barb Dust, curator; Don Olsen, director; Tony DeLaurentis, director; Richard Dust, director; Times columnist Carrie Steinweg, vice president; Marilyn Kooy, treasurer; Paul Schultz, president; Jackie Ore, secretary.

August 19, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing Historical Society inducts officers for 2013-2014

Lansing Historical Society inducts officers for 2013-2014

LANSING | At the Lansing Historical Society's annual dinner, officers for the new year were inducted.

August 19, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing Historical Society president to host historical walk

Lansing Historical Society president to host historical walk

LANSING | Paul Schultz, president of the Lansing Historical Society, will host his annual historical walk on Ridge Road on July 8. The walk is a rescheduled event after inclement weather caused the previous date to be cancelled.

July 02, 2013 5:59 pm
T.F. South students perform at Lansing Historical Society Dinner

T.F. South students perform at Lansing Historical Society Dinner

LANSING | The Lansing Historical Society recently held their annual dinner, which continued the year-long World War II theme. T.F. South High School's jazz band played tunes of the era and drama students, dressed in period costumes, read letters to the home front written by American soldiers.

June 21, 2013 6:47 pm Photos

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Historical Society remembers D-Day

Historical Society remembers D-Day

LANSING | The Lansing Historical Society held a special program on June 6 to remember the D-Day invasion during World War II. Video interviews were shown with local veterans who served in the war.

June 17, 2013 6:04 pm
June Brides exhibit opens

June Brides exhibit opens

LANSING | The Lansing Historical Society's June Brides exhibit is open for visitors to take a look back at bridal fashions worn by Lansing women over the past century and beyond.

June 17, 2013 6:07 pm Photos

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June Brides exhibit opens in Lansing

June Brides exhibit opens in Lansing

LANSING | The Lansing Historical Society's June Brides exhibit is open for visitors to take a look back at bridal fashions worn by Lansing women over the past century and beyond.

June 13, 2013 12:00 am
June Brides exhibit opens in Lansing

June Brides exhibit opens in Lansing

This display of a war bride and groom is part of an exhibit of bridal gowns from the past century and beyond in the lower level of the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave.

June 13, 2013 12:00 am

Historical Society wraps up year of commemorating World War II

Things are normally winding down by now at the Lansing Historical Society as we begin the summer break, but there are three events still to come this month. I’ve enjoyed being on the board of the Lansing Historical Society this year and planning programs to follow our World War II theme.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am
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