Our mothers do so much for us. So the Albion Historical Society and the Children’s Room of the Albion District Library are teaming up to bring you a Mother’s Day Extravaganza.
On Saturday, May 11, bring your mom, grandma, aunt, sister and friends to the Gardner House Museum, 509 South Superior in downtown Albion, for the historical society’s annual Mother’s Day Tea. The only two serving times for this popular event are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Make your reservations early by calling President Andy Zblewski today at (517) 629-9974. The event is free, but donations are accepted.
The Albion Historical Society honors mothers because Mother’s Day was born in Albion. On Sunday, May 11, 1877, Julie Calhoun Blakely came to the pulpit at the local Methodist church, and preached about temperance. Her sons, proud of their mother, encouraged others to pay tribute to all mothers. The museum features a picture of Mrs. Blakely in the north parlor.
After the tea, bring your kids next door, to the Children’s Room at the library, 501 S. Superior. Between 2-3 p.m., they can make tissue paper trees as gifts for their special someone. It’s for ages 12 and under, with a caregiver. There is no cost.
For more information about the Albion District Library, call (517) 629-3993 or visit www.albionlibrary.org or on Facebook. Albion District Library: Changing Minds, Transforming Lives.
The Albion Historical Society works to preserve and display the heritage of the Albion area. It owns and operates the museum, which will open to the public on Mother’s Day weekend. It will remain open on Saturdays and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through the end of September. For more information, visit www.albionhistoricalsociety.org
Albion Historical Society
Gardner House Museum
509 S. Superior Street
Albion, MI 49224