Announcement: Special Board Meeting for November 6, 2016

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A special board meeting has been announced by Stephen Siciliano, Chair, concerning the vacating of the office space held by the Society in the Carnegie building on Sixth Street. Please join us in the Board Room at the Carnegie building on Sunday, November 6th, 2016. The full agenda is available on our Board Meetings, Minutes and Agendas page.

Oakwood Cemetery Tours (with a Halloween Twist!)

“Oakwood Cemetery Tours with a Halloween Twist” will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 29th at 1pm; and Sunday, October 30th at 4pm. Several Traverse City urban ghost legends will be added to highlights of our regular cemetery tour. Participants will explore why such ghostly tales are so popular, and ponder whether there is any truth to them. Tour guide Peg Siciliano is a TAHS Board member and past archivist of the TAHS. Even if you have attended our regular 2016 cemetery tour, her take will be a bit different, so please feel free to join us again!

TAHS Annual Meeting Annoucement

I am pleased to announce it is time again for our annual meeting. We hope you can join us to hear about the programs and activities of your society since last October.  We have accomplished a great deal and look forward to sharing it with you.  We will also have a short monthly program featuring Rachel Wicksall, TCAPS Educator, speaking on “Bringing Traverse City Area History Back to our School-Age Children.”

As part of our annual meeting, we will be asking you to vote on the comprehensive revision of the society bylaws conducted this year and the election of  board members.  All the meeting documents can be found on our new website at

These include the following:

  • The annual meeting agenda
  • The proposed society budget for 2016-17
  • The rationale for the bylaw changes, the current bylaws, the document showing the strike outs and additions, and the new proposed bylaws
  • The ballot for the election of board members

Please take the opportunity to review the documents prior to our meeting.  If you are unable to attend the annual meeting but wish to mail in a ballot, please send it to Traverse Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 7051, Traverse City, MI 49696-7051, so it will be received by Friday, October 14, 2016.

I look forward to seeing you at our annual meeting in the McGuire Room in the Traverse Area District Library at 610 Woodmere Ave. Traverse City, on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.  

Thank you.

Stephen Siciliano, Ph.D.
Board Chair


Welcome to the new website of the Traverse Area Historical Society!

Visit History for all of TAHS-created resources for exploring our local history, from audiovisual presentations to a timeline of major events in our Regional history.

Stay up-to-date on TAHS happenings through our Calendar and Newsletter. You can also download current and back issues from our site.

Check out Research if you are interested in the digital archives of the Grand Traverse Region, or other archives that contain content relevant to our Region. The archives are now in the care of Traverse Area District Library, our partners in preserving, protecting, and presenting our local history.