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Lansing Historical Society

Centennials 'tally' more than Brickmen in vintage base ball game

Centennials 'tally' more than Brickmen in vintage base ball game

LANSING | "Leg it! Leg it! Leg it!"

October 13, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Lansing man built Ferris wheel for his children

Lansing man built Ferris wheel for his children

THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share a historic photo(s) with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing man built Ferris wheel for his children

Lansing man built Ferris wheel for his children

The Lansing Historical Society received this old photo from Janet Barkow Bockel, granddaughter of Walter Busack. A note on the back of the photo says Martin Bulgy built this for his kids in about 1917. The family lived on the north side of Ridge Road. The site was in the area of an apartment…

October 02, 2014 12:00 am
Congregation helped build Lansing church

Congregation helped build Lansing church

This is the Oak Glen United Reformed Church at 2244 Indiana Ave. The photos show the placement of the steeple and the bell as the church building was nearing completion in 1953. Members of the congregation donated their labor to help keep down the costs of building their new church, which wa…

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
Congregation helped build Lansing church

Congregation helped build Lansing church

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
Congregation helped build Lansing church

Congregation helped build Lansing church

THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share a historic photo(s) with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

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

Photos

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
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