Redford Township: Its Heritage and Its History

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Redford Township
Its Heritage and Its History

By Fred W. DesAutels

*New printing available now!*

Fred DesAutels was the official historian of Redford Township for many years. Written over a period of 12 years, it was finally published in 1975, Fred wrote about pioneer families, industrialization, and township government (among other things). The book is soft cover with approximately 200 pages.

Available for purchase at the Redford Township History Museum or Redford Town Hall for $15.

Matching bookmarks *free* with book for a limited time.

Records of Redford Cemetery and Mount Hazel Cemetery

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Records of Redford Cemetery and Mount Hazel Cemetery
By Marjoria Norris Beavis

The original Records of Redford Cemetery and Mount Hazel was written in 1939 by the Redford Cemetery Association Secretary Marjoria Norris Beavis.  The “Green Book” version of 1994 added a supplement to update burials within the Redford Cemetery Grounds.  A 2008 publication contains burials for Redford Cemetery only.

Proceeds from all sales of the book go towards the Redford Historical Commission and the Redford Cemetery Association.

Available for purchase at the Redford Township History Museum (Beige and green copies $5, Spiral bound copies $10)

Historical Maps

The Redford Township Commission has poster-sized maps available at the museum for 1876, 1915, and 1917 (Suggested donation $2).  Maps for other years such as 1936, Sanborn, and Plat Maps are available for viewing only.

Behind the Window

Behind the Window by Therese Duffy


Behind the Window was written by Therese Duffy, a former RTHC member, over a period of several months before being printed in 1994. Duffy spent a lot of time researching the stained glass panes that decorate St. Valentine’s Church in Redford, and it’s an interesting history that goes back to the 1850’s.

1993 marked the 45th anniversary of St. Valentine’s Church. Photographs by Ed Berger. Printed by Pastoral Assistant Jerry O’Neil. Dedicated in memory of board members Winston Wessels and Max Spangler.

Available for purchase at St. Valentine’s rectory for $2 or at the Redford Township Historical Museum for $1.

Redford Township Historical Commission T-shirts

Support the RTHC and Museum by purchasing a T-Shirt for just $15.

T-Shirts are available for purchase at the Historical Museum in sizes XS-XL (special sizes can be ordered upon request). The current color of the shirt is light *GREY* with *BLUE* font.

Redford Memorabilia

Available for purchase at the Redford Township Historical Museum by donation (suggested range from $1 to $10) you can have your very own I ❤ Redford Button, I ❤ Redford Bumper Sticker, A Sesquicentennial Placemat, Handmade glass/pottery Christmas Ornaments of Redford’s historic buildings and people, or RTHC refrigerator magnets (among other things!)

We also have used yearbooks that range in price from $10-$35 depending on whether they are soft cover or hard cover.

Redford Township, Michigan: An Early History in Photos

Redford Township, Michigan: An Early History in Photos by former RTHC member Ilona Klemm was first printed in 2015 and is currently available for purchase at Vicky’s Ice Cream, 26145 W. Six Mile Road in Redford and on Amazon.com for $21.97. For more information contact: mollysydney@att.net.

A historical picture book on Redford’s early history up through WWII. It covers includes many rare photos of people, places, schools, churches and recreation facilities in Redford Township. 

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