The Oshtemo Historical Society was formed by citizens in 2004 for the purpose of obtaining, researching, preserving and disseminating materials related to the history of Oshtemo Township. It supports, encourages and provides historical information for all. A major project is assisting Oshtemo Township in the restoration of the heritage home of one of Oshtemo's first settlers, Benjamin and Maria Drake. The Drake house is located at 927 North Drake Road, Kalamazoo, Michigan. This 14-room house was built in 1853 and rebuilt in 1883. It soon will be the focus of a 26-acre community park. Our volunteers are responsible for the restoration and upkeep of this historic home.
7275 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, USA
Primary Contact: Ilah Henderson
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Non Profit Status: 501(c)(3)
Currently Accepting Volunteers?: Yes
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