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Welcome To Your Past

The Brighton Area Historical Society is your connection to local history. Our goal is to discover and learn about our history because we believe our past is worth preserving. If you share our passion for history, then you are in the right place. The BAHS is focused on the history of the greater Brighton Area and the surrounding townships of Livingston County, Michigan. We also operate the historic Lyon School house which has been fully restored and features an elementary school curriculum. Please take a moment and look around. Your history is here waiting to be discovered.

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ON Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 1-4pm, the Brighton Area Historical Society will host Santa and
Mrs. Caus at Lyon School on Buno Road in the township.  The 1885 one-room school will be decorated
with an early 1890's theme for the Christmas holidays. This is a wonderful time of the year for families
to visit and tour the school that instructed children in Brighton Township from the 1880's through the
1950's. Allow your children to experience history at the one-room school that was rural America!

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and take your family holiday photos.

Enjoy fresh cookies and hot chocolate
Enjoy many old fashioned Christmas decorations
Supervised "Make and Take Projects" for you children.
Great day for kids. BRING YOUR CAMERA!


A New Book from the BAHS
R - Celebrating 35 Years of TRAIL TALES History Columns

A selected compilation of the columns Marieanna Bair has written faithfully
over the past 35 years.  The reader will encounter here a glimpse of the
merchants that plied their trade.  You will also meet the farmers and local
residents who walked the streets, worked the farms, worshiped in the local
churches, and recreated along the plentiful Brighton area lakes for the
past 150 years. This book can be found at Lawrence Autobody and
CoBACH Center or by calling (810) 250-7276.  Cost $20.00
Visit our gift shop to see other items for sale!

Watch for additional information on Facebook, in Trail Tales newsletter, and on this website or by calling (810) 250-7276



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