Since 1983, the Novi Historical Commission has worked in partnership with the City of Novi, Novi Public Library, educators, and others to provide programs and services concerning the history of our community. The collection and preservation of the history of Novi is being accomplished through the solicitation of donated documents, photographs, and recorded personal experiences. The Commission’s work includes the development of presentations, exhibits, and events that showcase the over 180 year history of Novi. The Novi Historical Commission is located within the Novi Public Library and offers open office hours in the Local History Room on the first and third Mondays of each month.
Historical Commission Resource Management Plan
Villa Barr Tales, Trails, and Details
The Novi Historical Commission is selling Villa Barr Tales, Trails and Details written by world renowned artist David Barr. Books can be purchased for $20.00 at the Novi Library check-out desk in the main lobby.
This book is the story of the home, grounds and sculpture of Villa Barr, Novi’s Cultural Education Center.
Blast From The Past
Kathy Crawford, the Local History Chair, recently received this email and picture from a car buff living in Ottawa Canada. “I thought that you would enjoy seeing this original tire cover I have on the back of my Franklin Touring 1926. Pierce Management sold this promotion item in 1930 (made by G.H. Robinson Co. Chicago). This was on the original spare balloon tire when I bought the car from Quebec City. I guess the family bragged about their trip to Walled Lake. I ride my car a lot in Ottawa and I get lots of comments about the tire cover.
Historical Commission Members
For more information, or questions about the Historical Commission, please contact us.
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