The Algoma Township Historical Society has been in existence since 1986. The Historical Society gathers and catalogs historical artifacts and archives for the purpose of displaying and preserving the history of the Township. The Society also publishes a quarterly newsletter, holds monthly Commission meetings, and Quarterly Society meetings with special speakers and activities. Many artifacts and archives are housed in display cabinets at the Algoma Township Hall located at 10531 Algoma Ave. and may be viewed during regular office hours of 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday.
If you have ever been a resident of Algoma Township and you now serve or have served in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, or National Guard, during war or peacetime, the Society wants to add your information to the Algoma Township Veterans List. The information is being cataloged for future use and recognition. Please turn your information into Julie at the Township Hall or call 866-1583 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays.
Memorial Park / Veterans BUY-A-BRICK Program
The cost of a brick is $50.00 and any Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard veteran or active military qualifies, whether they live/lived in the township or not. Memorial Park is located just south of the Algoma Township Cemetery and the bricks make up the courtyard on the Veterans Memorial side of the monument. There are three lines that are etched into the brick and may include any information such as name, rank, branch of service and campaigns. Buy-A-Brick Forms are available by clicking the link to the left or by picking up at the Township Office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. If you have any questions, please call Julie at 866-1583.
Algoma Township was constituted a general law township by the Michigan Legislature in March 1849. The Township was named in honor of a steamship, which cruised on the Grand River between Grand Rapids and Grand Haven at that time. It is also purported to be named Algoma, which was a local Indian word meaning "Fields of Wild Roses".