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BEAVER ISLAND ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: 1950s-1970s
PLACE: ST. JAMES TOWNSHIP HALL
JANUARY 7, 2019 7-9 P.M.
JANUARY 21, 2019 7-9 P.M.
The Beaver Island Historical Society is organizing a Beaver Island oral history project based on Island events during the 1950s, 60’s and ’70s.
The public is invited to attend group sessions moderated by Ed Wojan at the St. James Township Hall. The meetings will be held twice a month on the first and third Mondays in January, February, and March. The February/March dates and location will be confirmed at the January meetings. The questions for February and March will be updated prior to the beginning of each month. The format will be similar to January.
The events will be live streamed by Joe Moore and recorded for future society publications. Please consider attending and sharing your stories or tuning in to reminisce on great memories! Naturally, the meetings are family friendly. Beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring a dessert.
1950’s Oral History Meeting
January 7, 2019
1. People on Island from 1950 – 1959
2. Population through the 1950s.
(census 1950 ?, local unofficial counts)
3. Ferry Service
(North Shore to Emerald Isle first Beaver Island Boat Co.)
4. Change in the Economy
(From Logging, Fishing, Farming to Summer Home Construction & Tourism)
5. Civic Association
(Killarney Inn, Rustic Villa Grill, King Strang Hotel)
7. Businesses in the 1950s
(Cabin Rentals, McDonough’s & LaFreniere Stores) (List …..)
(Change in Phone systems, New Medical Center, Change in School Buildings, the start of CMU Biological Station & Fire Station)
(Perch runs, Rabbit & Deer Hunting, other Islands Fishing, Tours, Cabin Rentals)
10. American Central Corporation and Port St. James Subdivision
11. Health Care
1960’s Oral History Meeting
January 21, 2019
1. People on Island from 1960 – 1969
2. Population through the 1960s
(census 1960 ?, local unofficial counts)
3. Ferry Service
(Beaver Islander, Dock)
4. Change in the Economy
(Home Construction, Game Fishing)
(The Beaver Tail, Circle M Supper Club, King Strang Hotel, Beaver Lodge)
6. Businesses in the 1960s
(Cabin Rentals, McDonough’s & LaFreniere Stores) (Rest of List …..)
(Change in School Buildings, CMU Biological Station & Fire Department)
(Perch runs, Rabbit & Deer Hunting, Other Islands Fishing, Tours, Cabin Rentals, Dawn Patrols (fly-ins), Homecoming Week)
9. Health Care
The Peaine and St. James Township Beaver Island Telecommunications Advisory Committee holds its meetings on the third Tuesday of the month. The committee was formed to review opportunities for improving wireless and broadband communications services on the island. The members of the committee are:
Kevin Boyle – Chair
Kitty McNamara – Vice-Chair
Theresa McDonough – Secretary
The public is invited to all meetings.
All people interested in quilting, sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting, or other needlework projects are encouraged to meet at the Peaine Township Hall on Wednesdays from 9:30 until 12:30. Bring your supplies and your enthusiasm. All levels of expertise are welcome. If you have questions call Darlene at 448-2087.
Dr. Edward Newcomb
Specializing in Family Medicine, Dr. Edward Newcomb has been practicing for over 37 years, and since 1985 at the BIRHC. Dr. Newcomb collaborates with colleague and fellow Wayne State University alum Dr. Mann in treating patients on Beaver Island twice a month year-round. Affiliated with both Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital and McLaren – Northern Michigan, the doctors provide a great variety of treatment options. Call the Health Center at 231-448-2275 for an appointment.
Come learn about self defense. Don’t worry. No body throwing. Not even much physical contact. Just lots of demonstrations to show techniques to release choke, hand and body holds as well as pressure point locations and strikes to counter them. Contact Jim for more info at 310-466-0828 or email@example.com.
Beaver Island Christian Church is a multi-denominational church established in 1963. We invite you to join us for Sunday services and children’s worship. All are welcome, and please join us afterwards for coffee, cookies and fellowship. Our services are led by a variety of visiting pastors.
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