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wright township

Township Official Website:
www.wrighttownship.com

Wright Township Historical Commission

It has been one year since the Wright Township Board approved the formation of the Wright Township Historical Commission. It was a good year to start this historical organization. On April 5th,2012 the township had its 165th Anniversary of separation from Tallmadge Township. In this one year, we celebrated with a dinner, where over $1,000 was raised to start our office. Then, we had a memorable ride on the Coopersville-Marne Railroad. We had our anniversary display at the Berlin Fair and we have been approved by the fair board to put up a historical display every year at the July fair, in the exhibit hall.

Wright Township has a long history in family-run farms. The Berlin Fair, which is the longest, continuous fair in the state of Michigan, remains a vital celebration of rural life in this area. Wright Township Historical Commission is dedicated to preserving and protecting that which speaks to the history of our area. We have already collected many written family histories and photographs.

Right now, our main goal is to start an office. There are a few options, but it all takes time and financing to establish. If anyone is interested in the collecting and the preservation efforts we are working on, please call Mary Alt, president, at 616-677-5404 or email: altm7@aol.com.  Financial support is always welcome, too.

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