GSFA Events

Upcoming Events

2019 -

Events In The Works!

April 2019 - Guided tour of the Belgian American Museum with Cheryl Heckla curator.

May 2019 - Lace Making Demonstration with Margaret Roets and special guest.

June 2019 - Guided tour of the GSFA Research Library with Fran Timmerman. Learn about our surname files, obituary and death files, Our Lady of Sorrows records and much more! Create your family tree and discover useful genealogical web sites.

September 2019 - Annual Farmer's Market with American House.

October 2019 - Ghost Stories or Godwinks.

November 2019 - St. Catherine's Tea.

December 2019 - Christmas Mart.


For more information on all events, call us at (586) 777-2720, email us at, or message us on Facebook!

All events are held at the library, unless otherwise noted. We are located at: Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans American House East II, Basement Wing B 18740 E Thirteen Mile Road (13 and Kelly Rd) Roseville, MI 48066

Visit our "Previous Events" below the calendar for examples of what we have hosted in the past.


Previous Events

2019 - February 23, 2019, 11am-2pm - How To Write Your Family Stories. Bill Krul will be at the GSFA Library to provide insight and instruction into the creation of your family stories. Please join us. This is also a Saturday that the research library and museum are open.

2018 -

December 1, 2018, 9am-2pm, GSFA Annual Christmas Mart and Bake Sale: Please join us for our annual Christmas Market and Bake Sale! Check out our tasty treats and nifty gifties! Free admission.

November 9, 2018 - Celebrate St. Catherine's Day For Tea and Cake With Us! Celebrate St. Catherine's Day With Us at the GSFA. St. Catherine was the patron of lace makers. Please come and share a cup of tea and a special Cattern cake honoring her. We have a lovely lace exhibit in our museum. This is a free event.

October 28, 2018 - The Gazette Van Detroit 105th Year Celebration & Farewell Dinner: The Gazette Van Detroit will cease publishing at the end of this year. COME JOIN IN CELEBRATING our 105th year and bid a fond farewell to the paper. There will be a family style dinner and an open bar. Advance tickets are $25 per person and tickets will not be available at the door. Please RSVP (purchase tickets) by October 11, 2018. We hope you can join us! Visit this event's page on Facebook.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is not being held at the GSFA. The location is: Assumption Cultural Center 21800 Marter Road St. Clair Shores 48080

October 27, 2018 - Ghost Stories at the GSFA:

Time for sharing your GHOST STORIES! Please come and listen, share or enjoy! Have your ancestors help you with your research! Ours have! This is a free event. Visit this event's page on Facebook.


MARCH 9, 2018 - Belgian American Museum Grand Opening and Dedication

On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Grand Opening of The Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans' new Belgian American Museum. Among the guests were Suzanne Pixley, Mayor of Eastpointe; Jan Haggerty Mayor Pro Tem for Roseville; Pam Lavers, Macomb County Deputy County Executive; John Chirkun, State Representative; Heather Bain, Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce; and L Moms, Meagan Ruth, and Teresa West from First State Bank.

At the ribbon cutting, the board members dedicated the museum to Cheryl A Heckla for all her hard work putting the new Belgian American Museum together.

FEB 18 Belgian American Museum open house for Friends and Family - Showcasing the expansion the of the Museum and Library

JAN 18 Meeting and Tour with Chamber of Commerce