OLD SEBEWAING TOWNSHIP HALL
















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.