Ypsilanti, Michigan is a city full of history. If you are looking to learn about that history, the Ypsilanti Historical Society is a wonderful source of information. Located in an historic house at 220 North Huron Street, the Ypsilanti Historical Society is both a museum and an archive. The house itself is the museum, decorated like a house would be in Ypsilanti in 1860. Step back into time while touring the parlor, dining room, solarium, bedroom, and more in the two-story house. There is also an Ypsilanti Room, featuring a permanent exhibit on the city’s history, dating all the way back to the Paleo Indian era.
The Fletcher-White Archive is located in the basement of the museum. The archival collection features photographs, maps, obituaries, cemetery information, family papers, postcards, and much more. You can even search or browse the all the historical items in the collection with Archives Master Database, found online here.
The Ypsilanti Historical Society is also in the process of digitizing its photograph collection. There are currently 800 images related to Ypsilanti history, dating from the 1850s to the present, available to online. Check it out here!
Visit the Ypsilanti Historical Society’s website for additional information or call 734-482-4990 (museum) or 734-217-8236 (archives).