Meet Your RTHC Board Members

“Mac” MacDermaid
Vice Chairperson 
(view full bio here)

Favorite photo or artifact in the museum:

7 Mile (on the left) connecting with Grand River
7 Mile (on the left) connecting with Grand River

Current research topics, projects, and events:
– Centennial Homes project
– The Lahser family
– Redford Cemetery Walk
– Movie in the Cemetery

Favorite place in Redford:
Redford Cemetery

Number of years in Redford:
Since 2012

Board member since: 
April 2015

Day job:
Real Estate Agent & Photographer


Amanda Flesher

typewriters

Favorite photo or artifact in the museum:
The collection of typewriters

Current research topics, projects, and events:
– Haunted locations
– Historic locations (then & now) especially businesses
– South Redford yearbooks
– Historical Markers/50th milestone plaque

Favorite place in Redford:
My farmhouse porch

Number of years in Redford:
Since 1990

Board member since:
November 2018

Day job:
Court Reporter


Stefanie Caloia
Chairperson

Favorite photo or artifact in the museum:
Burt Collection photographs, Redford Newspapers

Current research topics, projects, and events:
– Annexation

Favorite place in Redford:
The Historical Commission building!

Number of years in Redford:
1983-2001

Board member since:
2014

Day job:
Archivist at the Reuther Library, Wayne State University


Kathy Anderson
Financial Coordinator/Treasurer

Favorite photo or artifact in the museum:

Current research topics, projects, and events:
– Creating a timeline of past board members (since 1969) for the Historical Society, Genealogical Society, and the Historical Commission

Favorite place in Redford:
My childhood/adult home – never moved

Number of years in Redford:
56 years 

Board member since:
February 2018

Day job:
Clerk’s Office at Redford Township Town Hall


Julie Atkinson-Fountain
Secretary

Favorite photo or artifact in the museum:
Photo of young girls playing on Grand River circa 1935

Current research topics, projects, and events:
– History of Redford Inn
– Time capsules of Stuckey School
– Nacker family oral histories of Glenhurst Golf Course and the Clarenceville area
– Redford and the Rouge River

Favorite place in Redford:
My north-end neighborhood where remnants of the original woodland remain as well as centennial homes

Number of years in Redford:
15 years

Board member since:
May 2018

Day job:
Retired horticulturist


Ashley Johnson

Favorite photo or artifact in the museum:

Current research topics, projects, and events:
– Redford High School
– Accession numbers on artifacts
 Redford cemetery coffin handles 

Favorite place in Redford:

Number of years in Redford:
Since 2019

Board member since:
August 2019

Day job:
Makeup artist

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