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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Three Ties That Bind Us to the Civil War: The Medal of Honor, TAPS, and Memorial Day | Eaton Rapids

The Michigan’s Grade Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum presents “Three Ties That Bind Us to the Civil War: The Medal of Honor, TAPS, and Memorial Day.” Dave Finney will discuss the relationships between the Civil War, the Medal of Honor, Taps, and Memorial Day and the significance to our country.  Mr. Finney is a nationally recognized scholar, author, and lecturer regarding the Civil War.  He served for 37 years as a history teacher and chairman of the history and social studies department at North Farmington High School. He also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Oakland Community College and the University of Detroit/Mercy.  He has authored and contributed to numerous publications. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at 224 South Main Street. The cost is free, refreshments will be served. For more information, call (517) 930-2995 or email garmichigan@gmail.com.


Friday, May 31, 2019 | Annual Spring Barn Tour | Washtenaw County

The Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) presents the “Annual Spring Barn Tour.” Join us for a barn tour to showcase distinctive and rare barns. The barns are old timber frame structures that date back to the early to mid 1800s. The tour will include lunch at a restored barn. The time for this event is 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The tour will depart from the Holiday Inn Express-Ann Arbor West, 323 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor. Preregistration is required and the cost is $80 for MBPN members and $100 for nonmembers.  For more information, call (517) 648-2933 or visit mibarn.net.


Saturday, June 1, 2019 | Spring Conference & Workshops | Ypsilanti

The Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) presents “Spring Conference & Workshops.” Matt Grocoff will share his project to save a rare pre-Civil War barn and turn it into a community and educational building to promote environmental stewardship and community. Cindy Stiles will present her vision for a ‘new organic farm’ which includes moving and adapting four unwanted timber-frame barns for primary structures. A Technical Roundtable of experts will discuss issues faced in the reuse of old barns, including rezoning, environmental law, construction, and timber framing. The time for this event is 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m., and it takes place at Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti. Preregistration is required and the coset is $85 for MBPN members. MBPN members can add the Annual Spring Barn Tour on Friday, May 31, 2019, for an additional $50.  For more information, call (517) 648-2933 or visit mibarn.net.

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