Events

Upcoming EventsMusicOnTheLawn2017

Thursday, April 13– Monthly Board Meeting
1:00 p.m. at the museum.  Board meetings are open to the public. We welcome your involvement. Join us to find out ho we we’re making history! Please call or email with any question.

Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7 – “Spring into the Past” Tri River Historical Museums Tour
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Averill Historical Museum and others.  The Spring into the Past small museums tour and open house will be May 6th and 7th.  All musuems in the Tri River group will be open that weekend and all will be FREE.  The theme this year is “Fashion Through the Ages.” Pick up the 2017 museum booklet showing all other locations at the Ada Museum.

Thursday, May 11 – Monthly Board Meeting
1:00 p.m. at the museum.  Board meetings are open to the public. We welcome your involvement. Join us to find out ho we we’re making history! Please call or email with any question.

Saturday, May 20 – Arts in Ada
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bronson St. and Ada Dr.  The Ada Historical Society will be there to support the fine and performing arts in Ada.  Enjoy food, check out the children’s activities, visit our booth for Ada-themed gifts, take in live music and dance performances.

June-October – New Temporary Exhibit
Stop by and check out our new temporary exhibit, Ada Under Construction, highlighting three past periods of building in the village.  Regular hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.

Thursday, June 8 – Monthly Board Meeting
1:00 p.m. at the museum.  Board meetings are open to the public. We welcome your involvement. Join us to find out ho we we’re making history! Please call or email with any question.

Tuesday, June 13 – Music on the Lawn
The Family- Nick Ayoub playing covers from the 1960s-2000s.  7 p.m. at the museum.

Friday, June 23 –  Music on the Lawn/Beers at the Bridge event
Roosevelt Diggs 
playing country, folk, rockabilly, blues, western swing, and bluegrass.
6 p.m. at the Ada covered bridge & Leonard Field. For more info on the band visit: http://www.rooseveltdiggs.com

Tuesday, June 27 –  Music on the Lawn
Gooder’n Grits 
playing old-time, pre-country, southern Appalachian. 7 p.m. at the museum. For more info on the band visit: www.gooderngrits.us

Tuesday, July 4 –  Fourth of July parade & festivities
Come to the village to celebrate our nation’s birthday! AHS will have coffee and water available along the parade route and the museum will be open in the afternoon.  8:30-11:30 a.m. for the parade/1-4 p.m. museum open hours.

Tuesday, July 11 – Music on the Lawn
Tony Reynolds playing popular pop, standards, light jazz hits of the ’60s-’80s.  7 p.m. at the museum. For more info visit: www.tonyreynoldsvoice.com.

Thursday, July 13 – Monthly Board Meeting
Board meetings are open to the public. We welcome your involvement. Join us to find out how we’re making history! Please call or email with any questions. 1 p.m. at the museum.

Friday, July 21 – Music on the Lawn/Beers at the Bridge even
Great Scott playing the best from the ’50s to the new millennium.  6 p.m. at the Ada covered bridge & Leonard Field.  For more info on the band visit: greatscottlive.com

Tuesday, July 25 – Garden Event & Music on the Lawn
Come early to stroll the gardens, then stay for Music on the Lawn.  Our wonderful Master Gardener will be on hand, we’ll have light refreshments, and a few surprises.  Garden Event is 5-7 p.m. on the museum grounds. Then The Adams Family plays acoustic folk & rock.  7-8:30 p.m. at the museum.  For more info on the band visit: www.theadamsfamilyband.com

Tuesday, August 1 – Music on the Lawn
Boogie Woogie Kid 
playing piano – boogie woogie, jazz, ragtime – with a bit of history thrown in.  7 p.m. at the museum.  For more info on the band visit: www.boogiewoogiekid.com

Friday, August 4 – August in Ada
We’ll enjoy the dog days of summer with our littlest friends at Ada’s annual children’s festival. Look for the AHS booth amid the rides, activities, nibbles, and fun. 10 a.m. -2 p.m at Ada Township Park.

Tuesday, August 8 – Music on the Lawn
Peat in the Creel
playing traditional Irish music.  7 p.m. at the museum.  For more info on the band visit: www.peatinthecreel.com

Thursday, August 10 – Monthly Board Meeting
Board meetings are open to the public. We welcome your involvement. Join us to find out how we’re making history! Please call or email with any questions. 1 p.m. at the museum.

August 8, 9, 10 – Pioneer Days summer camp
We are excited to offer another year of summer camp with the Ada Parks department. Kids get the chance to step back in time and live like the pioneers did!  To join the fun, please pre-register through the Parks Department at 616-0250 or online at www.ada.mi.us.
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the museum.

Friday, August 18 – Music on the Lawn/Beers at the Bridge event
Thirsty Perch Blues Band playing rockin’ blues.  6 p.m. at the Ada covered bridge & Leonard Field.  For more info on the band visit: www.thirstyperchbluesband.com.

Thursday, August 24 – Quilt show & program
The museum will feature a quilt exhibit from August 14 – September 2.  On August 24th, we will offer a lecture on quilts in partnership with Cascade Historical Society. More details to come. 7 p.m. at Roselle Park.

Friday, August 25 – Music on the Lawn
Stone Hedge playing classic rock. 6 p.m. at the Museum


Change Brings Opportunity

The spirit of growth is all around Ada.  AHS too is taking part. But our biggest project is still to come. AHS maintains the community’s archives and historic collections. The collections are in desperate need of space for proper storage and processing. And so, AHS is working toward making that dream a reality. Be on the lookout soon for opportunities to support a museum expansion project so important to our preserving our community’s story.