“WILLIAMSTON DEPOT'S TELEGRAPH STATION” is the title of a new permanent exhibit that recreates the railroad/Western Union telegraph station that originally was in the depot, located “by the railroad tracks.” The Depot was moved in 1979, by volunteers, to its current site. The “bay window” area was once the telegraph station. Board member Earl Wolf, who spearheaded the creation of the exhibit, states: “the board had talked about recreating a telegraph station in that spot for a long time, but we lacked many artifacts and the expertise.” Earl stumbled upon the name of Robert Hibbard, who is 92 plus and learned telegraphy after WWII. He worked as a telegrapher at nearly every train depot across lower Michigan. Mr. Hibbard volunteered to donate priceless telegraph artifacts as well as his knowledge to complete our exhibit.
"WILLIAMSTON IN WAR"
This exhibit was professionally done by board member Earl Wolf and contains artifacts and information about the men and woman from Williamston who served in the Second World War.
"The History of Williamston"
This exhibit consists of nine cases which tell the story of Williamston from the first settlers up until the present.
temporary Exhibits & DISPLAYS
The three cases on the south wall in the front room are being redone at this time.
RAILROAD ARTIFACTS FROM THE STICKLE FAMILY
On display in this case are some of the artifacts Williamston resident Russ Stickle collected during his life. The artifacts were presented to the museum by his wife after his death.