Events

 Museum Temporarily Closed for Construction

We must prepare for a very exciting expansion to the current museum, meeting, archiving, and office spaces. Bear with us as we do our best to protect the community’s archives throughout the construction process. Please check back or call for more up-to-date information about possible tour availability.Averill Museum - Pardon Our Dust

Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, April 12 – Monthly Board Meeting
1 p.m. at Ada Park. 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.

Thursday, April 12 – Lecture on the Early Presidency
7 p.m. at the Wisner Center, Cascade Library. Dr. John Pinheiro, Presidential Scholar and Aquinas Professor, will speak on The Presidency and the Men Who Made It. The lecture is presented in partnership with the Cascade Historical Society, free of charge, open to all. Refreshments will be served.The Early Presidency 4.12.18

Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6 – “Spring Into the Past” Tri Rivers Historical Museum Tour
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Tri-River area museums. DUE TO CONSTRUCTION, THE AVERILL MUSEUM WILL BE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR. We encourage you to get out and enjoy Spring Into the Past small museum tours and open houses on May 5th and 6th. Our fellow museums in the Tri River group will be open that weekend and all will be FREE. The theme again this year is “Fashion Through the Ages.”

Thursday, May 10 – Monthly Board Meeting
1 p.m. at Ada Township Hall.  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.

Thursday, June 14 – Monthly Board Meeting
1 p.m. at Ada Township Hall.  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.

Friday, June 22- Beers at the Bridge Summer Concerts: Mid-Life Crisis
6 p.m. at the Ada Covered Bridge and Leonard Field. Grab a blanker pr lawn chair and head over to the covered bridge! The village comes alive with great music, beer from Gravel Bottom Brewery, and fun area vendors.
More information: http://adamichigan.org/events/beers-at-the-bridge-friday-june-22 

Wednesday, July 4- Fourth of July Parade and Festivities!
Come to the village to celebrate our nation’s birthday!

Thursday, July 12 – Monthly Board Meeting
1 p.m. at Ada Township Hall.  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.

Friday, July 20- Beers at the Bridge Summer Concerts: Strumble Head
6 p.m. at the Ada Covered Bridge and Leonard Field. Grab a blanker pr lawn chair and head over to the covered bridge! The village comes alive with great music, beer from Gravel Bottom Brewery, and fun area vendors.
More information: http://adamichigan.org/events/beers-at-the-bridge-friday-july-20

Friday, August 3- August in Ada
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ada Township Park. 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.

Thursday, August 9 – Monthly Board Meeting
1 p.m. at Ada Township Hall.  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.

Sunday, August 12- 100 Years of the Robinson Family Reunion
12 p.m. at Ada Park. Every August, descendants of Rix Robinson descend upon Ada. For a century they have gathered from all over to enjoy time together, catch up, and remember their common ancestor, the first non-native settler in this area. The museum’s grounds host several artifacts related to Rix Robinson: a large stone monument commemorating Robinson’s Grand River trading post, the gravestones of Robinson’s parents from New York, and an interpretative panel telling the story of Ada’s native peoples, the early fur trade, and Robinson’s life.

Friday, August 17- Beers at the Bridge Summer Concerts: Thirsty Perch
6 p.m. at the Ada Covered Bridge and Leonard Field. Grab a blanker pr lawn chair and head over to the covered bridge! The village comes alive with great music, beer from Gravel Bottom Brewery, and fun area vendors.
More information: http://adamichigan.org/events/beers-at-the-bridge-friday-august-17

Music on the Lawn 2018MOL 2018 - A Short Break

Due to this summer’s anticipated construction at the museum, it will not be possible to offer the 2018 Music on the Lawn concert series. We regret having to miss this wonderful tradition. Tuesday nights in the village just won’t be the same this summer!

But please know, we’re only pressing pause…For all the musicians, music-lovers, tow-tappers, tail-shakers, and picnickers who enjoy Music on the Lawn, we’ll be back and ready to hit play for the 2019 season. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, mark your calendars for the three BEERS AT THE BRIDGE EVENTS, JUNE 22, JULY 20, AND AUGUST 17. We hope to see you there!
For more information visit: http://adamichigan.org/events/beers-at-the-bridge-friday-june-22
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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Do you love to take photos? Do you enjoy posting on social media? Or would you simply like to help us preserve Ada history?

The village is undergoing significant change and will continue to grow. If you take any photos of the changes, consider sharing a copy with AHS and we will add them to our community archives. Buildings coming down and going up, you and friends enjoying new amenities or sites in the village, even favorite photos of the last few decades in Ada, digital or printed photos. Please drop by the museum, email, post to our Facebook, even mail to the museum–whatever it takes!