MARP Member Meeting
Saturday, January 14, 2012, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(Executive Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m.)
Williamston Historical Depot-Museum
369 West Grand River, Williamston, MI 48895
(Between East Lansing and Webberville on M-43)
517-655-1785 or 517-230-9030
As we did last year, MARP is celebrating the New Year with a January 14 visit to the Williamston Historical Depot-Museum. The general membership meeting begins at 11 am, but all are welcome to sit in on the Executive Committee meeting beginning at 10 am.
Williamston, located on the Red Cedar River, owes its early prosperity to the coming of the railroad in 1872, connecting Detroit to the state capitol and aiding the development of agricultural enterprises. Our guest speaker , Mitch Lutzke, is a local teacher and historian. He is an authority on The Michigan Central Railway and will tell us about the very interesting history of railroading in the area.
We will also have an update from MDOT’s Tim Hoeffner on implementation of Michigan’s accelerated rail program.
Following the meeting, we will enjoy our usual no-host lunch at the Red Cedar Grill — good food in a nice setting, according to our meeting coordinator, Jim Wallington.
You may wish to visit some of these downtown establishments before leaving Williamston:
- Yeetown, 110 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 2, offers cards, gifts and food — all made in Michigan
- Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St, features “An Evening with Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys” at 8 pm, January 14. Click Here For Ticket Information
- Tuesday Books, 137 W. Grand River Ave. – purchase our speaker’s book “The Life and Times of Kimber M. Snyder, A Soldier in the 78th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry”
Click Here for more information on the Williamston Depot-Museum
If you are interested in carpooling to the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
See you in Williamston!
Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers