Historical Commission


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday every other month
  • History Center
    12895 Berwyn
    Redford, MI 48239

Exterior of the Redford History CenterOverview

The Redford Township Historical Commission was founded in 1969 by local historian Fred DesAutels. The commission, originally a committee, was focused on choosing a site for a historical museum to collect artifacts related to the Township's past.

In the years since its founding, the commission has expanded to seven volunteers dedicated to the preservation of local history. The Redford Township History Center is up and running, and it opens to residents twice a month or by appointment. Visitors can enjoy various exhibits and events put on by the commission throughout the year.

  • Movie in the Cemetery nights offer a chance to enjoy the Halloween season with the community. Visitors watch a double-feature in the Redford Cemetery to get into the spooky spirit.
  • Heritage Day, a free event at the Museum, is an annual gathering to celebrate local history and learn about old-fashioned crafts and art. Join the Historical Commission for food, crafting and entertainment in celebration of Redford Township.
  • Book signings and special exhibits in the Redford Museum offer a look into history of the region and those who shaped the Township as we know it.
  • Cemetery Clean-Up events get participants outside and working together to preserve the Township's land.

Meetings are open to the public and held at 6 p.m. in the Redford Museum on the second Tuesday of every other month. Notices of the meetings are published on the Historical Commission's website. Minutes are filed with the Township and available from the Commission upon request.