We have a shared love -- antique apples! Actually, I'm new to the antique apple world; having grown up in Shiawassee County, I've only just recently learned of the Shiawassee Apple.
I own some news organizations in Shiawassee County that spend a lot of time learning and archiving local history, and a brand new project that I've begun work on is the Shiawassee Apple Museum.
In its infancy, the "museum" will simply be an online collection of materials related to the history of the apple, as well as links to places like Eastman's Antique Apples
, a place apple (and history) lovers would love to know about.
But I envision one day, down the line, a physical place that would invite passers-by in to learn more about the apple and other items of local historical relevance, and perhaps even taste a Shiawassee Apple.
Anyway, I'd love for you to "invite" your friends to the Shiawassee Apple Museum by sharing this page with them, and I'd love to hear and share your stories about the Shiawassee Apple.
If you feel led to make a donation to help cover the costs of keeping this online museum up and running and to perhaps lay the groundwork for a future physical establishment, that's awesome!! Send a donation via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to 6214 S. County Line Road, Durand MI 48429.
Josh Strickland, Curator
Here is another great antique apple resource:Temperate Orchard Conservancy
I'll keep adding more as I come across them!