Historical Collection & Displays

The Sterling Heights Historical Commission solicits and accepts items for the Sterling Heights Historical Collection which depict the growth and change within this municipality since its inception as a township in 1835. Recognizing that today's events will be tomorrow's history, modern items judged to be of permanent value will be considered.

The Commission encourages and will consider items which fall into the following categories, although it will not be limited by these categories:
  • Maps, photographs, and documents relating to personal, business, educational, cultural, and recreational activities
  • Household accessories and personal artifacts
Items will be collected for preservation and display at the Upton House, the library, or elsewhere if display cases and security are provided.

The library and the Historical Commission also arrange displays periodically in the Upton House. Tours have been available for residents to enjoy exhibits of antique Christmas ornaments, vintage needlecrafts, and military memorabilia. Residents are encouraged to participate by lending items for display. If you have a display that you would be willing to lend, please contact Tammy Turgeon, Library Director.