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EVENTS

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | Annual Meeting & Better Made in Michigan Presentation | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents the “Annual Meeting & Better Made in Michigan Presentation.” Join us for our annual meeting with a presentation by Karen Dybis exploring the salty history of Detroit’s best chip. For many, Detroit is the crunch capital of the world. More than forty local chip companies once fed the Motor City’s never-ending appetite for salty snacks. Only Better Made remains. The time for this event is 10 a.m. – noon, and it takes place at the Orchard Lake Schools, 3535 Commerce Rd., Dining Hall, Bldg. 15. The cost is a $15 brunch ticket donation. Make brunch reservations by January 20, by emailing rsvp@gwbhs.org or calling (248) 518-0871. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Thursday, January 30, 2020 | Oakland County Bicentennial: 1877 History | Commerce Township Community Library

The Commerce Township Community Library presents “Oakland County Bicentennial: 1877 History.” Celebrate Oakland County’s bicentennial by diving into its first published historical record, “1877 History of Oakland County,” with Oakland County Historical Commission’s Jim Craft. Explore what life was like in the mid-1870s, learn why and how this book was made, and see how Oakland County’s history connects more broadly with American history. The time for this event is 7-8 p.m., and it takes place in the White Pine Room of the Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 669-8108 or email adultservices@commercelibrary.info.


Sunday, February 9, 2020 | Vintage Valentines—Open House | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Vintage Valentines—Open House.” Valentine cards reflect the times, through popular themes, poetry, humor, art and cultural values. Come and see a collection of 1930s Valentines and experience nearly 100-year-old love stories. Temporary and permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture and there are hands-on activities to enjoy. The time for this event is 1-4 p.m., and it takes place at the Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Lecture: John G. McCurdy, Quartering the British Army in Revolutionary America | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “Lecture: John G. McCurdy, Quartering the British Army in Revolutionary America.” Drawing on his new book, EMU Professor John McCurdy explains how American colonists responded to the presence of British soldiers in their world. Protests and confrontations caused the civilian-martial comity to unravel such that Americans ultimately declared the “quartering of large bodies of armed troops among us” to be a reason for independence. The time for this event is 5:30-7 p.m., and it takes place at Tauber Colloquium, 5th floor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. The cost is free. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu.


Saturday, February 15, 2020 | Shanty Days—Game-O-Rama | Caseville

The Historical Soceity of Caseville presents “Shanty Days—Game-O-Rama.” During Caseville’s Annual Shanty Days event, the Caseville Museum will be hosting a Game-O-Rama with a wide selection of board games to play, hot cocoa to enjoy, and goodies to try! The time for this event is noon-4:30 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Sunday, February 16, 2020 | The Antislavery and Underground Railroad in West Bloomfield, 1850–1865 | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “The Antislavery and Underground Railroad in West Bloomfield, 1850–1865.” Professor Rochelle E. Danquah will discuss the history of the Underground Railroad movement in West Bloomfield and surrounding communities in Oakland County. She will also examine West Bloomfield Township residents’ roles during this era of social injustice. Sponsored with the West Bloomfield Library. The time for this event is 2 p.m., and it takes place at the West Bloomfield Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Sunday, May 24, 2020 | Ice Cream Social | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Ice Cream Social.” Join us for the annual Ice Cream Social during the Memorial Day Weekend. Ice cream and toppings! The time for this event is 1-3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | Ladies Garden Luncheon | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents the “Ladies Garden Luncheon.” Join us for the annual Ladies Garden Luncheon. The speaker and time for this event is to be announced. It takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Friday, August 14, through Sunday, August 23, 2020 | Cheeseburger Museum & “What Is It?” Contest | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents the “Cheeseburger Museum & ‘What Is It?’ Contest.”  Join us for the annual Cheeseburger in Caseville event! Experience our infamous “What Is It?” contest, key lime pie bar sales, a raffle of gift baskets….and more! The time for this event is Wednesday – Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Saturday, September 19, 2020 | Classic Car Show | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents the “Classic Car Show.” Come enjoy the annual Classic Car Show with judging and prizes. Don’t miss the antique tractors! The time for this event is noon-4:30 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Saturday, September 26, 2020 | Huron County Museum Weekend | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Huron County Museum Weekend.” Visit all Huron County Museums for a tour! The time for this event is noon-4:30 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Sunday, November 8, 2020 | Fall Feast & Auction | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents the “Fall Feast & Auction.” Join us for a delicious dinner and fun time with the auction! The time for this event is 1-3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.

EXHIBITS

Friday, November 1, 2019 through Friday, April 24, 2020 | The Best of the West: Western Americana at the Clements Library | Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan William L. Clements Library presents “The Best of the West: Western Americana at the Clements Library.” Inspired by the work of scholar and antiquarian book dealer William S. Reese (1955-2018), this exhibition highlights Western Americana in the Clements Library collections. Featuring narratives of travel, settlement, and Native-American relations, and including works in Spanish, German, and French, the selections represent some of the rarest and most significant 18th and 19th century sources on the American West. Exhibits are open on Fridays, check hours at myumi.ch/650X8, and it takes place at the William L. Clements Library, 909 S. University Avenue. The cost is free. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit events.umich.edu/event/68495.

 

 

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