NEWAYGO SCHOOL TO BE DEDICATED TOMORROW NIGHT Source: Fremont Times Indicator, June 10, 1926 The beautiful new school building in Newaygo will be formally dedicated with appropriate ceremonies tomorrow night. The affair will begin at 7:30 o’clock with a half hour concert by the Newaygo Portland Cement Band on the school grounds. At 8 o’clock the exercises will take place indoors. The dedicatory address will be given by the Rev. Joseph H. Green pastor of the Presbyterian C
Friday, June 23, 2017, was our last day of archaeology exploration for 2017. The kids came into the Museum and Heritage Center at 9 AM and got right to work on their projects without adult prompting. Our volunteers and staff were there to support them, supplying photos, research assistance, materials, and direction. As they finished with their displays, students helped sort, pack and store all of the tools and supplies we had used during the dig. The adults were all so ple
Today, our youngsters and adult volunteers worked together to identify arrowheads and other artifacts from a collection of Native American items held by the Education Department of the NCMHC. That is not an easy task! Russ Snyder, an archaeologist from the Huron-Manistee National Forest Service, provided excellent reference sheets with sketches of projectile points and dating information for us to use. The points ranged in age from a few hundred to almost 10,000 years old!
Our third day, Wednesday, began with a weather warning for tomorrow. With heavy rain predicted for 4 AM on Thursday continuing into the day, we decided to dig all day today, rather than the planned half day. That allowed us to finish the units we had begun and be ready to clean and research our finds tomorrow. Two units were finished quickly and those adults and students moved to a nearby location with one of the archaeologists. The rest stayed to finish off the extra diggi
We visited a local farmer and he took us out to the corn field where he found many arrowheads over the years. He let us carefully walk his field, looking for arrowheads and shards. We found shards but no arrowheads. Then we went back to the dig site to do some more sifting. Another local farmer visited us at the site and told about the draining of Rice Lake. Then we went back to the museum to look over the Native American and Rice Lake exhibits. We ended the day discussi
This is our fourth summer with students, ages 10 - 13, volunteers and archaeologists sifting through Newaygo County's buried past in search of answers to questions about life here long ago. We have explored sites in Newaygo, Hesperia, and White Cloud. This year, four landowners in Grant Township gave us permission to dig on their property with the 18 youngsters who enrolled. Our program is one of the few authentic youth archaeology programs in Michigan in which National For
The Oz Theater (c.1939) once located in Fremont, on the north side of Main Street, next to the office of Maynard Paul Cosgrove, Optometrist. Our anticipation had peaked; we were finally making our trip into town. After weeks of weeding the garden, hauling hay, and stacking wood, it was time to reap our reward and spend some of our hard-earned money. As we stepped up to the ticket window of the colorful theater facade, the aroma of hot buttered popcorn wafted through the small