McNally Chapel 2015

The Historical  Society of Bridgeport built a replica of a small white church in the Historical Village. It will hold 25/30 people and look like the 4 white churches we use to have in the town. The only one left is St. Matthew Lutheran Church on King road.
Our Close Enough Construction group built it with help of a construction company. It is between the black barn and the Greek Revival house. We have set up a fund to help with internal items needed and toward other expenses.  We asked the local churches for artifacts from their churches that they might be willing to donate to the chapel for historical purposes.  Any questions call 989-777-5230. It is now finished and will be dedicated on May 31st at 3 pm at the Historical Village next to the fire station. It is called the McNally Chapel after a man and family that has helped Bridgeport  and the Historical Society and Museum with many projects both with money and incouragement. We take this way of thanking them for their support.
All Historical Society Meetings are on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Historical Village in the Red barn at 6190 Dixie hwy (next to the Brideport fire hall)

Needs at the Historical Society Village

Volunteers to help plan and set up displays, some items need to be identified to know what they are and what they are used for. Help work in a garden or just help weed and plant at the museum gardens. The Village is run by members of the Society and volunteers from the Master Gardeners and any one old or young in Bridgeport can help. All our work is done by unpaid volunteers.
We are a small group and getting older and could use more help in all areas of the village. We could use new members willing to help us keep the village a success.
We have men who help fix things up around the place, as small as change a light bulb to build a new building. We need people to help with projects in the school house, fire hall, our summer concerts Tuesdays from July thru Aug. and Farm and Flea markets every Thursday June through September and other places. We would appreciate new members, help on committees, work on the gardens, and display planning and setting up. If you have some time, hours or more often, any time is helpful.
We have a good time and enjoy the work and think others would too. We are open to new ideas and old ones as well. If you can help call the museum at 777-5230 or Diane at 777-2301. Hope to see you at the Historical Village.              President,  Diane McCartney


Bridgeport Historical Society
has a Flea Market and Farm Market in the Historical Village next to the fire station at 6190 Dixie Hwy, in Bridgeport.
The date is every Thursday,weather permitting, from 10 to 5 pm. They will continue from June through September 2014.
The 2nd Thursday will be a special sale. If you want a free space just bring your own tables and chairs and set up starts at 9 a.m.
Come and find a bargain or some produce as well as sell things you  have been meaning to get rid of.

Veterans Memorial dedication was May 22nd

We have DEDICATED our Veterans Memorial Monument on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12 am. The main speaker was a local man who is now State, Major General TAG officer of the National Guards of Michigan, Thomas Cutler. We had many Political figures and local offficals as well. We had, music,refreshments and a program that honored the Veterans past and present of Bridgeport. The NCOA of Bridgeport help ed set up the program. Over 200 attended to show the pride we have in our Veterans.

If you are a veteran and lived or are living in Bridgeport please let us know so we can included you in a notebook we are putting together to keep in the museum for future references. A project is best done with help from as many local people as can be found. Please join us in keeping history of Bridgeport alive.

Bridgeport Days Parade, was June 20, 2009

The annual Bridgeport Days festival occured this year on the days of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 19, 20 and 21, 2009. There was a range of events including a parade on Saturday at 10am. The Historical Village had a flea market on Saturday with a movie at dusk. A breakfast at the fire hall and a car show on Lyle Park.
It was a great time had by many.