Roosevelt Sign Stolen from Ferndale Historical Museum

Roosevelt Sign Stolen from Ferndale Historical Museum

(Crystal A. Proxmire, April 30, 2018)

Ferndale, MI – Members of the Ferndale Historical Society are asking that a sign be returned to the museum, with no questions asked.  On April 27 the news was announced on Facebook.

“Sometime over the last 48 hours an elementary school artifact that we had attached to the back of our north wall of the museum was stolen,” said Museum Director Garry Taylor.  “It was about to be framed and a plaque installed explaining its history. I had to cancel the designated plaque order. Whoever stole it, took out all of the screws and threw them along side of the building. The artifact was the Roosevelt teddy bear sign that was once part of the elementary school’s marquee. Myself and my Board of Directors are very saddened by this event. We are hoping it will be returned with no questions asked. However, we are doubtful of that, so if the perpetrator(s) are caught, we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. A notice is being drawn up to send to our 185 members to make them aware, that this has happened. We have been at our location now for 39 years without incident. It is such a shame that now we are faced with constantly cleaning up garbage strewn all over our property and now this theft. We will be vigilant in ensuring that the Ferndale Historical Museum remains a viable, clean and a safe place for all of its members, friends and associates. These are truly sad days.”

The museum is located at 1651 Livernois St, Ferndale, MI 48220.  Check out their website at

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