The monthly meetings of Kalamazoo County Historical Society are on the FIRST MONDAY of each month. Meetings will be held at the Portage District Library and will start at 7pm. The next meeting of the 2023-2024 program year will be held on:
October 2, 2023
Portage District Library
Annual Dues Reminder
Annual dues for the Kalamazoo County Historical Society are now due. The KCHS fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Dues are still $10 per person and $17.50 for a family. Please bring your dues to the annual meeting or send them to Lynn Smith Houghton, Kalamazoo Historical Society, PO Box 49005-1623, Kalamazoo MI 49005. Checks should be made payable to the Kalamazoo County Historical Society.
Annual Meeting of the Kalamazoo County Historical Society
The Annual Meeting of the Kalamazoo County Historical Society will be held on Monday evening, October 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Portage District Library. The election of new officers and members of the KCHS Board will take place at the meeting. Current officers and board members are: Steve Rossio, President; Mary Ellen Agar, Vice President and Webmaster; Lynn Smith Houghton, Treasurer; and Sharon Carlson, Secretary, and board members Tom Dietz, Donna Odom, Beth Timmerman, and William Braaksma.
KCHS Inclement Weather Policy
Meetings of the Kalamazoo County Historical Society will be canceled due to inclement weather when the Portage Public Schools are cancelled.
Kalamazoo's Automotive Heritage
Presented by Tom Dietz, a well-known historian and speaker. Tom was the local history curator at Kalamazoo Valley Museum, a post he held for 22 years before his retirement.
Most people associate the Checker cab with Kalamazoo's automotive heritage, but there were other vehicles manufactured in our community, too. Tom will describe Kalamazoo's automotive history as it evolved from the earlier buggy industry.