Ask Our Historian!

Have you ever wondered who lived in a certain house on a certain street or who that street was name for? Or wondered what’s the oldest building in the County? Our historian will try to answer your questions and/or provide some ways to research it. We'll try our best to satisfy your curiosity.

Please use the form on this page to submit your question or if you prefer you can email it to

Do you have a question about Local history?


We will help

find the answers!

Use the form above to send them to the WCHS or you can contact the museums directly through the US mail, email or make a phone call. We are not at the Museums on a regular basis yet, but are checking messages.

The Washtenaw County

Historical Society


P.O Box 3336

Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3336


The Museum on Main Street

500 N. Main Street - Ann Arbor, MI 48104


The Argus Museum

500 N. Main Street - Ann Arbor, MI 48104



.Bader Often Naps Next To Secretary Alice Gerlach's Typewriter,, November 1973,

Jones Elementary School Pre-Kindergarten Class With Teacher, Anne Shain- Learning About Aquariums, March 1965,