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Rice and Donuts: Attic Treasures (Part I)

Living in an older house has its perks - typically well built, plenty of character, and if you're lucky...treasures hidden in the attic! Last year the Traffic Sergeant for the Redford Twp Police Department, Duane Gregg, contacted us about some election signs he found while cleaning out his attic. Three beautiful posters and 2 very … Continue reading Rice and Donuts: Attic Treasures (Part I)

Recently opened collection: The Sybil and Jack Raeside Papers

Jack and Sybil Raeside In an interview with the Redford Observer in 2005 on the event of her 90th birthday, Sybil Raeside reflected on many of her life experiences. One was her first trip to Redford in 1929. She visited a drug store and tea room on the corner of 5 Mile and Beech Daly. … Continue reading Recently opened collection: The Sybil and Jack Raeside Papers

Dr. Serena Shivers

Dr. Sarena Shivers, Redford Union Schools Superintendent

Dr. Sarena Shivers came to Redford in 2015 to lead the Redford Union School District. She’s making history as the first black Superintendent of the district. Shivers has worked in education for over 20 years, including for Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Southfield Public Schools and districts in Indiana, Maryland and the Department of Defense. Thus … Continue reading Dr. Sarena Shivers, Redford Union Schools Superintendent

Black History Month in Redford: Charles Bradley (The First Black Police Officer)

When Charles Bradley moved from Southern California to Detroit when he was 12, the thought of becoming a police officer wasn't on his radar just yet (<----see what I did there?). In fact, it didn't even cross his mind in high school or when he started college at Wayne State University for teaching. But one … Continue reading Black History Month in Redford: Charles Bradley (The First Black Police Officer)

Redford’s pumphouse becomes a “Home on Stilts”

I know what you're thinking..... "HUH?!" At the very end of Western Golf Course is a unique home. Before 1969, this low-lying parcel only contained a Township pumphouse. The brick structure served as the operations center for township sewage treatment. Sounds delightful, right? Observer photo of the pumphouse, published March 1969. After the Township vacated … Continue reading Redford’s pumphouse becomes a “Home on Stilts”

Board Members

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 Current research topics, projects, and events: - Centennial Homes project - The Lahser family - Redford Cemetery Walk - Movie in the Cemetery Favorite place in … Continue reading Board Members