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EVENTS

43rd Annual Holiday Traditions Tour

When: Sat December 2 2017 - Sun December 3 2017
Where: Grand Ledge
The Grand Ledge Area Historical Society presents “43rd Annual Holiday Traditions Tour.” Purchase a ticket to visit decorated homes and historic buildings, view decorated table and trees, and shop the holiday marketplace. A great family friendly event. Visit our website to see locations. Like us on Facebook to receive updated information. The time for this event is 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1-5 p.m., and it takes place at Grand Ledge. The cost is $12/person in advance, $15/person on the day of the event, $3/children 5-12, children under 4 free. For more information, call (517) 204-5254 or visit www.gdledgehistsoc.org.

Trombley/Centre House Holiday Open House

When: Fri December 8 2017
Where: Bay City
The Bay County Historical Society presents “Trombley/Centre House Holiday Open House.” Enjoy visiting the oldest frame house in Bay City, which will be decorated for the holidays. Guests can tour the house’s historic parlor, dining room, and kitchen; view old-fashioned toys and dolls; and enjoy a nineteenth-century atmosphere. The time for this event is 6 p.m., and it takes place at the Trombley/Centre House, 901 John F. Kennedy Drive. Admission is free. For more information, call (989) 893-5733 or visit bchsmuseum.org.

Catherine McClung Art Exhibit and Talk

When: Sat December 9 2017
Where: Lansing
The Library of Michigan presents “Catherine McClung Art Exhibit and Talk.” Please join us at the Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room for an artist talk with Catherine McClung. Ms. McClung may be best known for work with the Lenox China Company where she created the Winter Greetings designs featuring sprightly birds. Ms. McClung has specialized in painting birds often native to Michigan. Please join us for a special exhibit of her artwork. The time for this event is 1-2 p.m., and it takes place at the Library of Michigan. The cost is free. For more information, call (517) 373-1300 or visit http://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,2351,7-160-19270_72087---,00.html.

Christmas in the Village

When: Sun December 10 2017
Where: Okemos
The Meridian Historical Village presents “Christmas in the Village.” Join Santa and friends for an old-fashioned Christmas in the Village. Historic buildings will be open and decorated for the holidays. Volunteers in period dress will share their Christmas traditions from days past. The gift shop will be open. The time for this event is 2 to 4 p.m., and it takes places at the Meridian Historical Village, 5113 Marsh Road. For more information, call (517) 347-7300 or visit meridianhistoricalvillage.org.

Trombley/Centre House Holiday Open House

When: Fri December 15 2017
Where: Bay City
The Bay County Historical Society presents “Trombley/Centre House Holiday Open House.” Enjoy visiting the oldest frame house in Bay City, which will be decorated for the holidays. Guests can tour the house’s historic parlor, dining room, and kitchen; view old-fashioned toys and dolls; and enjoy a nineteenth-century atmosphere. The time for this event is 6 p.m., and it takes place at the Trombley/Centre House, 901 John F. Kennedy Drive. Admission is free. For more information, call (989) 893-5733 or visit bchsmuseum.org.

144th Annual State History Conference

When: Fri September 28 2018 - Sun September 30 2018
Where: Mt Pleasant
The State History Conference moves to a different location in the Lower Peninsula each year. This conference celebrates all aspects of Michigan’s history and offers a close-up look at the heritage of the host area. The State History Awards are also presented during the conference. Each year, the Historical Society of Michigan presents a State History Award to those individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation and understanding of Michigan history. The State History Conference offers… • Four keynotes that cover a wide range of popular topics, including sessions that explore the host area’s heritage • 12 breakout sessions, 4 workshops, and 4 tours • President’s Reception, State History Awards Banquet, and Closing Banquet • Exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit • Networking opportunities Come see what all the excitement is about! For more information call 517-324-1828 or visit hsmichigan.org

EXHIBITS

War and Speech: Propaganda and Dissent in the Great War

When: Sat November 11 2017 - Sat February 10 2018 2018
Where: East Lansing
The Michigan State University Museum presents “War and Speech: Propaganda and Dissent in the Great War.” The exhibit showcases the MSU Museum’s wide-ranging collection of World War I propaganda posters and military artifacts and discusses the ways in which Americans--including minorities such as women and immigrants—were encouraged to participate in the war effort during the First World War. The time for this event is during normal museum hours at the MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Drive. Admission is by donation. For more information, call (517) 355-2370 or visit museum.msu.edu.
 

Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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