SEBEWAING, Huron County, Michigan
The Sebewaing Township Hall was built in 1877 at a cost of $844.00. The structure was 130 years old in 2007. The hall is located at 92 South Center Street.
Originally the building was used for many things: court/jury trials, Methodist, Episcopal, Moravian church services, a jail with 2 cells, Charlie Tredup's police office, and a voting place. One side housed a fire engine, meetings, Arbeiter Society, English Baptist congregation, and Tuesday night practice for the Sebewaing Band. In later years Immanuel Church held a rummage sale there. Boy and Girl Scout troops held meetings on the main floor and Jaycee and Jaycettes held meetings on the second floor.
The Sebewaing Area Historical Society was organized November 1, 1988 and held meetings in the township hall also. The group agreed to disband in 2005 and all the donated items were to be given to neighboring historical societies or to the Huron County Historical Society. Former newspaper editor and town historian Walt Rummel contacted several people and rescued the organization. A new Sebewaing Area Historical Society was formed July 29, 2005. The first official meeting was August 11, 2005 and all donated items were claimed.
The new group immediately began to do major cleaning of the building, upstairs and down. With the help of men from Huron County Work Release Program, major painting inside and out was completed. Eight new windows were installed on the first floor, new porch floor and railings were installed, grass and stone placed on the south side of the building.
Since 2005, many upgrades and remodeling projects made the building habitable for visiting on weekends May thru October of each year. Displays were arranged in the building as they were donated. In 2006 the society entertained all Huron County historical societies. In August of that year the OWLS from Immanuel toured and donated the cost of two new windows.
Many social activities are held each year and in conjunction with the Sebewaing Chamber events with proceeds going to keep the building in good condition.
Muellerweiss Park was acquired by the Village in 1964 and is one of the historic sites in Sebewaing. John Muellerweiss was one of the original settlers and owned a general store. The home that was on the Muellerweiss Park Property was the original home of John Muellerweiss. Today the home is no longer on the property.
Today the Muellerweiss Park is furnished with picnic tables, park benches, trash receptacles, lighting and restrooms. It is a welcoming spot for fisherman to cast a pole and visitors to sit and enjoy the cool breezes along the river. The Veterans Memorial Plaque is centered in the middle of the park.
The annual Memorial Day Parade ends at Muellerwiess Park for a short program remembering the importance of this day. All veterans that have passed away within the year receive special recognition for their families. Events held at the Muellerweiss Park throughout the year are the Farmer's Market held on each Sunday (June to August). In July and August the Lawn Chair Film Festival is held for 6 weeks on Friday nights. Movies begin approximately at 8:45 PM. Visitors and residents are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the featured movie for the evening. Free popcorn is served and pop, water and candy can be purchased for $1.00. This program is sponsored by area merchants and local sponsors. In August the Sebewaing Rotary and Lions Club sponsored softball tournament is held at the Main Park in conjunction with the Country Market & Music Fest sponsored by Sebewaing Area Chamber of Commerce on that Saturday with vendors on North Center Street from East Main Street to Sharpsteen Street. Visitors and residents can enjoy music by area musicians in Muellerweiss Park. Something for everyone to enjoy. In October (first Thursday of month) the annual Moonlight Madness Event and RiverFire is held with brats to be purchased and free homemade bean soup is served at the park. RiverFire is held on the river right next to the park. Area vendors display their goods on the sidewalks throughout the Village of Sebewaing. Children games are also enjoyed that evening. Fun for all ages, young and old.
Village of Sebewaing 222 N Center St Sebewaing MI 48759
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