About 12 miles to the east of Marshall is Albion Michigan. Since Albion’s grades 6-12 students are now attending school in Marshall, and there is a vote for Albion schools to be annexed with Marshall schools, there are new ties between the cities that were once rivals in several areas. Here, we have assembled some photos of Albion places that Marshall people would enjoy visiting.
Marshall Rotary Band performs at Swingin’ at the Shell
Enjoy outdoor cooked food from Dennis Reid.
Purple Gang tour – see the hangouts, stay and have pizza afterwards
Dickerson Music Co has many instruments, sheet music, repairs and lessons
Kids ‘N’ Stuff Childrens’ Museum brings in bus loads of young people from area schools to enjoy hands on learning opportunities that are also lots of fun.
New Hotel coming to downtown Albion – see progress here
Mother’s Day historical marker behind Albion library
The Gardner House Museum in Albion is open Saturdays during the warmer months and for special events at other times of the year.
Albion’s Riverside Cemetery brings visitors from near and far who are interested in history and their ancestors. This and many other tours can be seen at AlbionMich.net
Albion Food Hub will be opening the spring of 2016 and provide a professional kitchen space for food oriented entrepreneurs.
Festival of the Forks – usually one week after the Marshall Home Tour
Facepainting, music, ethnic food and more at the Festival
Parades at the Festival of the Forks
Albion College’s Equestrian Center is located south of town. Tours are available with a phone call ahead to arrange a suitable time.
Disc Golf at Victory Park brings in visitors from afar
Cruise in – usually July 2 – in downtown Albion transforms Albion’s downtown to a pedestrian only mall type space, where people get the exercise, and cars get parked.
Downtown renovations by Albion College as it bring students downtown
Bobbit Visual Art Center at Albion College houses two public galleries with seasonal shows including a Senior Art Major show in April each year.
Albion College orchestra gives free public performances several times each year.
Books & More has books, gifts and expresso
Rhythym Society Orchestra was one of the groups that performed at the Bohm Theatre for a lively and wonderful evening.
Live orchestra at several locations in Albion. Free.
The Bohm Theatre is now fully restored after a successful 4 million dollar capital campaign.
Detail of the restored ornate decorations in Albion’s Bohm Theatre
Blues at the Bohm performers include regional talents such as Pogo Rey and Jacob Kershaw.
Blues at the Bohm features a different group each month, then also invites other musicians for a live jam session.
The North Country Trail goes through both Albion and Marshall.
Albion College “quad” has several distinctive landmarks including the often painted “Rock.”
Goodrich Chapel at Albion College is where the graduating seniors meet before their commencement ceremony.
Albion College Theatre offers live performances in the fall and the spring.
The Nature Center at Albion College is open to the public.
Secretary of State office is located across the street from Kids ‘N’ Stuff, and next door to the Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce.
We’ll add more links later to specific events, but the best way to get information on many of the music and festivals is to go to AlbionMich.netand see the calendar that has events with links to the official sources of information.