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Saturday, March 9, 2019 | Michigan’s Journey to Statehood | Commerce Township

The Commerce Township Community Library presents “Michigan’s Journey to Statehood.” Detroit was founded by the French, taken over by the British, and finally became an American city in 1796. These were key moments that propelled Michigan toward statehood. Join us as Joseph Oldenburg discusses Michigan’s past! The time for this event is 2-3 p.m., and it takes place at the Commerce Township Community Library. Registration is required. For more information, call (248) 669-8108 or visit tinyurl.com/commerceprograms.


Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 42nd Annual Spring Seminar | Monroe

The Genealogical Society of Monroe County, Michigan presents the “42nd Annual Spring Seminar.” Speaker Jessica Trotter will hold four sessions throughout the day on The ABC’s of DNA, British Isle to Canada to Michigan, Scandalous Ancestors, and Road Trip! No, Really It Is Not All Online.

There will be a 1.5-hour break for lunch which will be cafeteria style at each person’s expense and breaks between each session to visit vendors and win door prizes. A list of local restaurants will be included in the seminar booklet. The price is $30 for preregistration and $35 the day of the event. The cut-off for preregistration is Friday, March 8, 2019. The doors open at 7 a.m., the event is from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and it takes place at Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Road. For more information, visit gsmcmi.org.


Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Discover Series: Bird’s-Eye Views of America | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “Discover Series: Bird’s-Eye Views of America.” In the late 19th century, aerial panoramic depictions of towns and cities were very popular in America. Clements Library Director Kevin Graffagnino will discuss the significance of these “bird’s-eye views” and graduate student Corey Schmidt will describe his work with them to catalog, digitize, and create an interactive online map. 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://myumi.ch/J2pbP. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Friday, March 22, 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 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=a07efwvoi045761784f. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | Lecture: Vintage Theaters and Their Importance | Northville

The Northville Historical Society presents “Lecture: Vintage Theaters and Their Importance.” Join us for an entertaining look at the small theaters in towns that helped to keep those towns together. The time for this event is 7-9 p.m., and it takes place at the New School Church, Mill Race Historical Village, Griswold. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 348-1845 or visit www.millracenorthville.org/.


Thursday, March 28, 2019 | Discover Series: A Close Look at Vues D’Optique | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “Discover Series: A Close Look at Vues D’Optique.” During the late 18th century, European engravers created ‘vues d’optique,’ a special kind of print designed to be viewed with an optical device called a zograscope that would make them appear three-dimensional. Join Curator of Graphics Clayton Lewis and Assistant Curator Jakob Dopp as they discuss these visual entertainment showpieces. The time for this event is 4-5:30 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://myumi.ch/aZWvP. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Friday, April 5, 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=a07eg405ywg4c735678. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Saturday, April 6, 2019 | Salem Area Historical Society Dinner and Auction |Plymouth

The Salem Area Historical Society presents the “Salem Area Historical Society Dinner and Auction.” Tickets are now available for the 2019 Annual Dinner and Auction at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center’s Classic Log Cabin Club House.  The event includes a buffet dinner, a silent auction, a live auction, and fun for all.  There will be around 100 items available during the auction.  Auction items include tickets to area attractions, historical items, tickets to national attractions, local businesses items, and restaurant gift cards. The time for this event is 6-9:30 p.m., and it takes place at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center, 8768 N. Territorial Road. Tickets to this pre-paid event are $37.00 for SAHS Member and $42 for non-SAHS Member.  All proceeds will be used to maintain the South Salem Stone School and the Dickenson Barn. Tickets can be purchased via our website’s “SAHS Dinner/Auction” page. For more information, call (248) 486-0669 or visit sahshistory.org/.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “’Mad’ Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America.” Mary Stockwell discusses her book, Unlikely General: ‘Mad’ Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America (2018). With the young republic in crisis, President Washington chose as general an aging brigadier whose private life was mired in scandal. Stockwell draws from Wayne’s own passionate letters, where he vividly confessed his deepest thoughts. The time for this event is 6-7:30 p.m., and it takes place at the U-M Ross School of Business, 1580 Blau Hall. The cost is free. Optional registration is available at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=n6w9iwdab&oeidk=a07eg3kw7zbb692b61d. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Monday, April 15, 2019 | How the Civil War Transformed America | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “How the Civil War Transformed America,” a lecture by historian Louis Masur. The Civil War began as a battle to save the union but it ended as a struggle to abolish slavery and usher in “a new birth of freedom.” No aspect of society was left unchanged by the years of war and its effects continue to resonate more than one hundred and fifty years later. The time for this event is 5:30-7 p.m., and it takes place at 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=a07eg3waxvi78694d71. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Lecture: The History of the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade | Northville

The Northville Historical Society presents “Lecture: The History of the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade.” Join us for an entertaining look at how and why Detroit came to have a Thanksgiving Day parade. The time for this event is 7-9 p.m., and it takes place at the New School Church, Mill Race Historical Village, Griswold. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 348-1845 or visit www.millracenorthville.org/.


Friday, April 26, 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=a07eg408aoa69186726. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Friday, May 3, 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.; 12:30-2 p.m.; 2-3:30 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 myumi.ch/650X8. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | Birthright Citizens: A History of Race & Rights in Antebellum America | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “Birthright Citizens: A History of Race & Rights in Antebellum America.” Join us for this lecture by legal and cultural historian Martha S. Jones. As former slaves struggled to become citizens, they redefined citizenship for all Americans. With fresh archival sources and an ambitious reframing of constitutional law-making before the Civil War, Jones shows how the Fourteenth Amendment constitutionalized the birthright principle, fulfilling the long-held aspirations of African Americans. 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=a07eg3wfdzi9321a231. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu/.


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/.


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/.


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/.


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.


Friday, August 9, through 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, January 4, 2019 – Friday, April 26, 2019 | “Over There” with the American Expeditionary Forces in France During the First World War | Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan Clements Library presents “’Over There’ with the American Expeditionary Forces in France During the First World War.” Featuring both archival materials and three-dimensional objects, this exhibit highlights the first-hand accounts of American soldiers serving in the First World War in 1917-18. View handwritten letters, death reports, postcards, photographs, and artifacts providing a glimpse of the day-to-day lives, longings, and horrific realities of war they experienced while fighting “Over There” on the Western Front. The exhibit is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. (Jan. 4 – Apr. 26), and it takes place at Clements Library, 909 South University Ave. The cost is free. For more information, call (734) 647-0864 or visit clements.umich.edu.


Every Wednesday through Saturday during the month of February 2019 | Historic Ice Fishing |Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Historic Ice Fishing.” All are invited to view this exciting exhibit of historic ice fishing equipment. 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 or email chscm@comcast.net.

 

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