Cake and drinks served from 1-4 p.m.


A family peruses displays and historical books for sale at the museum during last year’s Almont Heritage Festival.

ALMONT — The Almont Community Historical Society invites the public to help them celebrate a special milestone this Saturday, June 25.

It’s been 25 years since the society came into existence and to mark the occasion, they’ll host a reception from 1-4 p.m.

Cake and drinks will be served and guests will have a chance to check out displays, learn more about what the society has accomplished and look forward to future improvements at the museum.

The Royal Rubes band will also be providing live music on Saturday in the lawn behind the museum.

Additionally, raffle tickets will be sold that day for a refurbished 1957 Tonka Pumper Fire truck. The toy-sized vehicle also comes with a hydrant and is capable of actually squirting water. It was refurbished and donated for raffle purposes by Mike Swanger. Tickets are $2 each, three for $5, seven for $10 or 20 for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Heritage Festival in September. Proceeds from the raffle will go towards the historical society and the Royal Rubes band.

The museum is located at 149 S. Main Street, just south of the four corners in downtown Almont.

The building was deeded to the Almont Community Historical Society in 1997 and has since been outfitted with special items from former businesses including the order desk from the Almont Elevator, a built-in cabinet from the National House Hotel, the original First Congregational Church pulpit and display cabinets and the soda fountain from Bowman’s Drug Store. Over the years the museum has also grown their collection of photos, yearbooks, and old newspapers dating back as far as 1855.

Guests will also have a chance to purchase various books about Almont’s history during the event with proceeds benefitting the historical society.