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EVENTS

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence.” Lecture by historian S. Max Edelson, presented in collaboration with the Michigan Map Society. In the eighteenth century, Britain relied on geographic knowledge to reform its American empire. The schemes of colonial development and control that these maps envisioned, Edelson argues, helped provoke the resistance that led to the American Revolution. The time for this event is 6-7:30 p.m., and it takes place at the U-M Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium. The cost is free. Optional registration is available at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=n6w9iwdab&oeidk=a07eg3whkmv5ce327af. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Ice Cream Social | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Ice Cream Social.” Join us for an afternoon of ice cream and socializing, and explore new displays at the museum. The time for this event is 1-3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. The cost is free but sundaes cost $4. For more information, call (989) 856-9090 or email chscm@comcast.net.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Lecture: The History of Bathtub Gin in Detroit | Northville

The Northville Historical Society presents “Lecture: The History of Bathtub Gin in Detroit.” A look back at prohibition and how the common person tried to get around the rules. The time for this event is 7-9 p.m., and it takes place at New School Church, Mill Race Historical Village, 215 Griswold. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 348-1845 or visit www.millracenorthville.org/.


Friday, May 31, 2019 | Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library.” Join us for a tour to learn more about the Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Tours begin behind-the-scenes with an overview of the collections and our renovated building, and conclude in the Avenir Foundation Reading Room to view the current exhibits. The time for this event is 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m., and it takes place at the William L. Clements Library, 909 S. University Avenue. The cost is free. Optional registration is available at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=n6w9iwdab&oeidk=a07eg408zd746c4794d. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776 | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776.” Join us for a lecture by historian Patrick Spero. Discover the untold story of the “Black Boys,” a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765. Drawing on largely forgotten manuscript sources from across North America, Spero reveals an often-overlooked truth: the West played a crucial role in igniting the flame of American independence. The time for this event is 6-7:30 p.m., and it takes place at the U-M Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium. The cost is free. Optional registration is available at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=n6w9iwdab&oeidk=a07eg3wjpgq21301ea4. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | Apple Island Docent Training | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Apple Island Docent Training.” Would you like to lead a tour on Apple Island or guide a 2nd grade class through the Orchard Lake Museum? Come see what it’s all about. RSVP by Tuesday, June 5, to Gina at (248) 622-7570. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Friday, June 7, 2019 | Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library.” Join us for a tour to learn more about the Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Tours begin behind-the-scenes with an overview of the collections and our renovated building, and conclude in the Avenir Foundation Reading Room to view the current exhibits. The time for this event is 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m., and it takes place at the William L. Clements Library, 909 S. University Avenue. The cost is free. Optional registration is available at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=n6w9iwdab&oeidk=a07eg409uibdc99189d. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Friday, June 7, 2019 | Apple Island National Register of Historic Places Celebration | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents the “Apple Island National Register of Historic Places Celebration.” The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society and the West Bloomfield School District invite you to join our community in celebrating the history of Apple Island and its recent listing in the National Register of Historic Places! A RSVP to rsvp@gwhbs.org or (248) 518-0817 is appreciated but not required. The time for this event is 10 a.m., and it takes place at the Orchard Lake Community Church, 5171 Orchard Lake Road. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2019 | Apple Island Tours | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society (GWBHS) presents “Apple Island Tours.” Come and enjoy self-paced, guided tours of Apple Island. No reservations will be accepted and it is first come, first served. Bus transportation will be provided by West Bloomfield Parks and the last departure of the day is at 3:30 p.m. The time for this event is 10 a.m. -3:30 p.m., and it takes place at the Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road. Ticket donation prices are $20/adult, $10/children (5-12, no children under 5), $5/GWBHS and Time Travelers members. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Celebrating Brian L. Dunnigan | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “Celebrating Brian L. Dunnigan.” Clements Library Associate Director and Curator of Maps Brian Leigh Dunnigan will retire on July 1, 2019. Join us as we congratulate him and reflect on his career. The Clements will hold a viewing of Dunnigan’s exhibit (4:30-5:30 p.m.) prior to this special event featuring remarks at the Ross School’s 6th floor Tauber Colloquium. The time for this event is 6-7:30 p.m., and it takes place at the U-M Ross School of Business, Tauber Colloquium. The cost is free. Please register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=n6w9iwdab&oeidk=a07eg3wmmg449b53005. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Ladies Luncheon | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Ladies Luncheon.” Join us for an afternoon including ladies lunch and socializing. The time for this event is 1-3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. The cost is $10. For more information, call (989) 856-9090 or email chscm@comcast.net.


Thursday, June 20, 2019 | Old Pap: Michigan Civil War General Alpheus Williams | Commerce Township

The Commerce Township Community Library presents “Old Pap: Michigan Civil War General Alpheus Williams.” The preeminent military figure in Michigan before the Civil War, A.S. Williams led Union troops at the bloody battles of Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. He then transferred West for service in the capture of Atlanta, the March to the Sea, and the Carolinas Campaign that wrapped up the War. Civil War historian, Jack Dempsey, presents the story of Williams’ life based on his 2019 biography of this great Michigander. The time for this event is 7-8 p.m., and it takes place at the Commerce Township Community Library, White Pine Room, 180 E. Commerce Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 669-8108 or visit tinyurl.com/ctclprograms.


Friday, June 21, 2019 | Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library.” Join us for a tour to learn more about the Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Tours begin behind-the-scenes with an overview of the collections and our renovated building, and conclude in the Avenir Foundation Reading Room to view the current exhibits. The time for this event is 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m., and it takes place at the William L. Clements Library, 909 S. University Avenue. The cost is free. Optional registration is available at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=n6w9iwdab&oeidk=a07eg409ut055d2ae74. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2019 | Gordon Hall Days | Dexter

The Dexter Area Historical Society presents “Gordon Hall Days.” Hosted by the Dexter Area Historical Society, Gordon Hall Days is an exciting and historic community event that features barn raising demonstrations, an antique market, tours of Gordon Hall, arts and crafts, kid-friendly games, animal demonstrations, afternoon tea, self-guided History Walk, a car show, food, and live music. The time for this event is 10 a.m. -4 p.m., and it takes place at 8311 Island Lake Road. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call (734) 426-4767 or visit www.dexterhistory.org/upcoming-events.


Thursday, July 4, 2019 | Fourth of July Celebration | Northville

The Northville Historical Society presents “Fourth of July Celebration.” Enjoy the parade then join us for music, games, and fun Victorian Style during this old fashioned holiday. The time for this event is 11 a.m. -2:30 p.m., and it takes place at Mill Race Historical Village 215, Griswold. The cost is free but there is a cost for food and some items. For more information, call (248) 348-1845 or visit www.millracenorthville.org/.


Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Grand River Avenue: From Detroit to Lake Michigan | Commerce Township

The Commerce Township Community Library presents “Grand River Avenue: From Detroit to Lake Michigan.” Co-Authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen will take you on a visual tour along one of Michigan’s true “Blue Highways,” sharing an hour of photos, memories, anecdotes, and history of this amazing treasure. The time for this event is 7- 8:30 p.m., and it takes place at the Commerce Township Community Library – White Pine Room. The cost is free, but registration is recommended. For more information, call (248) 669-8108 or visit tinyurl.com/commerceprograms.


Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 2019 Pioneer Reunion & Social | Pontiac

The Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society presents the “2019 Pioneer Reunion & Social.” The Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society is once again hosting a Summer Social on the last Saturday of July. We will be celebrating the pioneer history of Oakland County leading up to the bicentennial of the country. There will be musical entertainment, activities for the children, and history talks in the grove. And of course, ice cream and cake will be served. This year we have free admission and free on-site parking. The time for this event is 11 a.m. -5 p.m., and it takes place at 405 Cesar Chavez Avenue, Pontiac. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 338-6732 or visit www.ocphs.org.


Thursday, August 8—Monday, August 12, 2019 | The Vietnam Moving Wall | Livonia

The City of Livonia presents “The Vietnam Moving Wall.” The Moving Wall is a mobile half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. and includes the names of 58,318 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War. The wall can be viewed 24 hours a day, and it takes place at Ford Field, 33841 Lyndon. The cost is free. For more information, call (734) 466-2213 or visit www.ci.livonia.mi.us/Community/VietnamMovingWall.


Friday, August 9—Sunday, August 18, 2019 | Cheeseburger Museum & What Is It? contest | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents the “Cheeseburger Museum & What Is It? contest.” Experience the ever popular “What Is It?” contest, with raffles and prizes, along with a collection of past “Cheeseburger in Caseville” festival memorabilia. The time for this event is 12-4:30 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 or email chscm@comcast.net.


Saturday, September 21, 2019 | Michigan POW Camps in WWII | Commerce Township

The Commerce Township Community Library presents “Michigan POW Camps in WWII.” Professor Greg Sumner, Professor of History at the University of Detroit Mercy, will discuss his new book, Michigan POW Camps in WWII. In it, he tells the human side of the 6,000 German and Italian prisoners who lived in Michigan during the war and helps us understand why so many of them eventually became U.S. citizens. The time for this event is 1-2:30 p.m., and it takes place at the Commerce Township Community Library – White Pine Room. The cost is free, but registration is recommended. For more information, call (248) 669-8108 or visit tinyurl.com/commerceprograms.


Saturday, September 21, 2019 | Classic Car Show | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents the “Classic Car Show.” Walk around and enjoy a variety of classic cars at the Car Show. Awards will be given for multiple categories. The time for this event is 10 a.m. -3 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 or email chscm@comcast.net.


Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, 2019 | Countywide Museum Weekend | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Countywide Museum Weekend.” The Huron County Historical Society kindly invites one and all to Huron County’s Countywide Museum Weekend on the last full weekend in September. Most museums in Huron County will be open. The time for this event is 11 a.m. -4 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 or email chscm@comcast.net.


Sunday, October 13, 2019 | Halloween Hysteria | Northville

The Northville Historical Society presents “Halloween Hysteria.” Trick or treat thru our Victorian Village, play games, paint a pumpkin, and play with our Halloween characters. The time for this event is 1-5 p.m., and it takes place at Mill Race Historical Village, 215 Griswold. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 348-1845 or visit www.millracenorthville.org/.


Thursday, October 17, 2019 | Copper Miners of Michigan | Commerce Township

The Commerce Township Community Library presents “Copper Miners of Michigan.” Donna Simons, author of “Copper Empire,” will trace the beginning of copper mining in Michigan, starting with Douglas Houghton, and end with copper mines being shut down permanently in 1968. She will explain dangerous working conditions in a copper mine and why the miners decided to go out on a labor strike that divided the community. Her presentation will finish with a description of the Italian Hall tragedy that took the lives of 73 people on Christmas Eve of 1913 after someone yelled fire in a crowded room. The time for this event is 7-8 p.m., and it takes place at Commerce Township Community Library – White Pine Room. The cost is free, but registration is recommended. For more information, call (248) 669-8108 or visit tinyurl.com/commerceprograms.


Sunday, October 27, 2019 | Fall Feast and Auction | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Fall Feast and Auction.” Join us for a banquet and an exciting auction fundraiser. The time for this event is 1-3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. The cost is $20. For more information, call (989) 856-9090 or email chscm@comcast.net.


Sunday, November 24, 2019 | Christmas in the Village | Northville

The Northville Historical Society presents “Christmas in the Village.” Join us for a Victorian Christmas in a beautifully decorated Victorian Village. Carolers, various music groups, crafts for kids, storytelling, and Creme Tea await in a page out of Charles Dickens. The time for this event is 12-4 p.m., and it takes place at Mill Race Historical Village, 215 Griswold. The cost is free, but there is a cost for food. For more information, call (248) 348-1845 or visit www.millracenorthville.org/.

EXHIBITS

Friday, May 3—Friday, October 25, 2019 | Things I Like Most About the Clements Library: Brian Leigh Dunnigan Retrospective | Ann Arbor

The The Clements Library presents “Things I Like Most About the Clements Library: Brian Leigh Dunnigan Retrospective.” Capping a 23-year career with the Clements Library, Curator of Maps and Associate Director Brian Dunnigan has selected some of its most evocative and handsome holdings for exhibition. A treasure house of American history, the Clements’s strengths are illustrated through poignant manuscripts, striking graphics, and varied cartographic materials. The time for this event is Open Fridays, 10 a.m. -4 p.m., 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 clements.umich.edu.


Thursday May 23—Friday, August 9, 2019 | “Dear Grampaw” Exhibit | Ann Arbor

The Argus Museum presents the “Dear Grampaw Exhibit.” The encaustic photo collages, created by Matthew Provoast, explore his “grandfather’s rites of passage and first-hand experience of the Vietnam War.” The artwork, which incorporates his grandfather’s photos, letters, and journals found after his passing, tells the story of war on a personal level. Through his work, Provoast began to know, and understand, his grandfather in a different light—as a young man thrown into traumatic situations—and how those experiences changed his life. Join us for the grand opening of the exhibit from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The exhibit will be open through August 9, 2019, on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. -5 p.m., and it takes place at the Argus Museum, 525 West William. The cost is free but donations are requested. For more information, call (517) 304-6552 or email cchidester@onealconstruction.com.


Friday, May 24—Sunday, September 8, 2019 | Sanilac County Military Display | Port Sanilac

The Sanilac County Historical Society presents the “Sanilac County Military Display.” Our new Military Display is dedicated to preserving Sanilac County’s military history.  It focuses on the contributions of our county residents who served and sacrificed in the Spanish-American through Vietnam Wars.  The display is a tribute to honor our veterans and their families, and is home to artifacts, weapons, and uniforms of the period. The time for this event is during regular museum hours, Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. -5 p.m. , and it takes place at 228 S. Ridge Street (M25). The cost is $8/guided tour (last tour begins at 4 p.m.), $5/self-guided tour, 1 child (12 and under) free with each paying adult. For more information, call (810) 622-9946 or visit www.sanilaccountymuseum.org.

 

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