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Blair Historical Farm Fall Festival

When: Sat September 23 2017
Where: Homer
The Homer Historical Society presents “Blair Historical Farm Fall Festival.” Fall decor and events, sawmill operation, vintage farm equipment displays, tours of the Blair family home, Albion town hall, carriage house, Grover Depot, open iron-kettle cooking, craft vendors, Campfire Coffee, Corn cakes and our famous Apple Butter, tractor and wagon rides, Battle Creek History Museum train rides, iron kettle soup demonstration. Great fall menu items including brats, kraut, beans and a huge variety of fresh baked pies. Free admission, ample parking. The time for this event is 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and it takes place 1 mile east of Homer on M-60. The cost is free. For more information, call (517) 524-7348 or visit www.homerhistoricalsociety.org.

The KKK in Gratiot County

When: Tue September 26 2017
Where: St. Louis
The St. Louis Area Historical Society presents “The KKK in Gratiot County.” Jim Goodspeed, Fulton teacher will present a history of the KKK in Gratiot County. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at City Hall 300 N Mill St. The cost is free and open to the public. For more information, call (989) 875-4463 or email jar8mi@gmail.com.

Old Fashion Day

When: Sat September 30 2017
Where: Clare
The Clare County Historical Society presents “Old Fashion Day.” Go back and experience a simpler time (although perhaps not easier). Enjoy music, demonstrations, tractor rides, food, and more. The time for this event is 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., and it takes place at 7050 Eberhart Rd.. The cost is $3 for adults. Children 12 years and under are free. For more information, call (734) 755-2638 or visit www.clarecountyhistory.org.

National Fossil Day

When: Mon October 9 2017
Where: East Lansing
The Michigan State University Museum presents “National Fossil Day.” National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by The National Park Service and the American Geosciences Institute to promote fossils awareness and public knowledge, as well as to create a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The MSU Museum hosts their own day of festivities for the whole family with fossil molds, face painting, Michigan fossil “dig and sift,” guided tours of the Hall of Evolution, and many more. A great day for your children or grandchildren! This event is from 1-4PM. For more information, call (517) 355-2370 or visit www.museum.msu.edu.

Night Fright

When: Sat October 21 2017
Where: Hanover
The Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society presents “Night Fright.” Come to Heritage Park and go through the Corn Maze at night! Warning: You might have a few surprises as you go through the maze. Under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own flashlight. Glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces will be included. The time for this event is 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., admission is $5/person. For more information, call (517) 563-8927 or visit www.conklinreedorganmuseum.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

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