Friday, February 8, 2013
Each week, Northville Patch will feature a video from YouTube about Northville.
There's a lot of cool stuff going on in Northville. Luckily, some of it is posted on YouTube. Each week, Northville Patch will pick YouTube Videos of the Week. This week's pick is a video posted by OurNorthville and shows a recap of the Northville Historic Society's Murder Mystery Tea at Mill Race Village in February of this past year. The Society has another Murder Mystery Tea planned for this Saturday. Do you know of a YouTube video that highlights Northville? Send the link to email@example.com and it could be featured on Northville Patch next week.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The weekend festival promotes Michigan made products to help boost the state's economy.
The fourth annual Buy Michigan Now Festival is underway this weekend in downtown Northville. The festival runs through 5 p.m. Sunday and is a hometown celebration of “Buy Michigan Week.” With a little something for everyone, the festival includes sidewalk sales, entertainment, street vendors, activities for children and booths featuring Michigan-based businesses from across the state. Admission to the festival is free. HGTV celebrity Cari Cucksey was on hand during the festival on Friday to meet customers in her Northville Square shop, The RePurpose Store. Cucksey owns and operates the store and RePurpose Estate Services. Cucksey also hosts HGTV’s popular show, Cash and Cari, which airs Mondays at 10 p.m. local time. Samsational Jewelry …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The historical event, held Sunday, highlighted the significance of the event for the country and Northville.
The War of 1812 marked a period of significant change for the country. To mark its bicentennial, Northville's Historical Society held a commemorative event at Mill Race Village on Sunday. Crowds were able to watch a flag raising, historical re-enactments and other events.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Volunteers sought for Rouge Rescue '12 at Mill Race Historical Village on June 2
Northville’s beginnings can be traced to one of its greatest natural resources: water. It was the millrace, a tributary of the Rouge River, which provided the water source needed for early settler John Miller to open this area’s first gristmill sometime between 1825 and 1825 on the site now occupied by Mill Race Historical Village. The gristmill was the catalyst for much of the community’s growth in its early years. David Clarkson, an early settler who worked at the mill and later wrote a series of “Pioneer Sketches” in The Northville Record, stated that the gristmill was “the beginning of Northville, and John Miller was the pioneer.” The mill was among the first in the territory, providing area farmers with a more convenient location to …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
The Northville Historical Society's class included a guest speaker dressed in Civil War garb.
Children attending a class at Mill Race Village Saturday afternoon got a visit from a Civil War soldier. Well, he wasn't exactly a Civil War soldier, but he was dressed like one from his hat to his shoes. Jim Bone, a member of the American Civil War Shooting Association and the Northville Historical Society, shared with the students his knowledge of the war and period. This was the first presentation he has made exclusively for children, he said. "I hope they kind of understand what typical soldier's life was like," he said. "It was a very hard life." Event organizer Faye Cramton said the event was in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the war. She also taught the kids about the 14 soldiers from Northville. Cramton said she wanted the…
Monday, January 3, 2011
The American Bell and Foundry Co. was among world leaders in bell manufacturing.
"Ringing in the new year" is a term often used to describe the passing of one year into another. Though the phrase today is more figurative than literal, its roots date to the days when church bells were often used as time markers. The ringing of the church bell signified a beginning . . . a new year, the start of church service or an important occasion such as a wedding. Though the use of bells has waned in the past century, those that remain on historic churches, schoolhouses, fire stations and courthouses may have their origins in Northville's American Bell and Foundry Co. The company, established in 1895 and incorporated in 1899, was among the world's largest manufacturer of bells, supplying its products throughout the United States, …