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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.

Up Coming Events:


The BAHS presents at CoBACH until December 23 - " Letters to Santa"

The post office receives many letters to Santa. During the years of 1988 to 2012, the Postmaster of Brighton, Mr. Emil Engel, not only received the letters, but answered back to all of the children that wrote to Santa, using his own "Santa" letterhead stationary and stamps. Parents would send a thank you note to him thanking him for the letters back to the children. The letters are pretty much individualized and humorous. This past summer, Mr Engel passed the letters collected onto the Brighton Area Historical Society, and we have displayed them at CoBACH. We hope all of you enjoy reading them and feel free to look through the boxes of letters. If you find yours, a family member or a friend's letter, feel free to take the letter.

We also have a large portion of a Christmas candle collection that we are giving away for free, courtesy of Bruce Ritter and his wife.

*** Thank you Mindy Kinsey and team members for the display.***

Letters to Santa Christmas Candles

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

Enjoy fresh cookies and hot chocolate. See old fashioned Christmas decorations. Take part in supervised "Make and Take Projects" for your children. All FREE

Sunday December 13, 2015 at Lyon School on Buno Road in Brighton Township. For information call 810-250-7276.



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