FAHS Board Meeting (5/8/02)
This section includes a pictorial history of Flushing. If a picture equals a thousands words, then this section is a must see!
The Flushing Area Historical Society's board of directors held its April 2002 meeting at Fostrian Manor nursing home in Flushing. Society President Paul Wightman is currently staying there and could attend his first board meeting in several months. As you can see from the pictures, everyone was happy to have Paul's contributions again.
Depot Attic (4/22/02)
A recent excursion into the Depot's attic discovered 114-year-old beams charred from the 1980 restaurant fire. Historic reconstruction left the original beams in place while new supports were added alongside.
Flushing Community Journal (4/10/02)
On April 10, 2002, the Flint Journal held a meeting at the Depot to launch its new weekly "Flushing Community Journal" section, which will be included in the Friday Journal for Flushing residents beginning May 17.
Girl Scouts Visit Depot (3/26/02)
Flushing's St. Robert Catholic School Girl Scout Troop 124 visited the Depot on March 26, 2002.
Candlewalk 2001 (12/01)
These are photos taken during or around the Flushing 2001 Candlewalk (December 6 & 7, 2001).
- Two children watch the Lionel train set at the Flushing Depot during Candlewalk, Dec. 6, 2001.
- Women from Living Joy performed Christmas songs on bells at the Flushing Depot during Candlewalk, Dec. 6, 2001.
- There's no snow, but otherwise the Flushing Depot is ready for Candlewalk, Dec., 2001.
- Red Hat Society of Clio member Twyla Grovom studies Don Wilson's collection of Clio postcards, Dec. 5, 2001.
- Red Hat Society of Clio members Diane Johnson and Ruth Williams express shock at the size of the "wedding shoes" in a display at the Flushing Depot, Dec. 5, 2001.
2001 Orrin Hart Award (11/01)
At the November meeting, Bryan Rubinstein won the Flushing Area Historical Society's 2001 Orrin Hart Award for Historic Preservation for his restoration of the Rye Bakery at 127 E. Main St. in Flushing. Bryan did most of the work himself.
- The original tin ceiling was repaired with new tin sections hammered to match and soldered into place.
- The floor was reproduced with specially milled lumber cut to the exact dimensions of the original planks. The door trim to match the original was crafted by Bryan.