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EVENTS

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | History of the War Dog | Commerce Township

The Commerce Township Community Library presents “History of the War Dog.” Join Phil Weitlauf, President of the Michigan War Dog Memorial, as he enlightens us on the discovery and restoration of the Michigan War Dog Memorial located in Lyon Township. As an added bonus, meet K9 Tess. The time for this event is 2-3 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, but registration is recommended. For more information, call (248) 669-8108 or visit tinyurl.com/commerceprograms


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/.


Saturday, December 7, 2019 | Christmas at the Mansion – a Family Tradition at Gordon Hall | Dexter

The Dexter Area Historical Society presents “Christmas at the Mansion – a Family Tradition at Gordon Hall.” Visit this wonderful historic home, beautifully decorated for the holidays, and featuring the Christmas Village Collection, a magical display of Milt Campbell’s huge collection of Department 56 villages. After a visit with Santa (9 a.m. -3 p.m.), children can make a gingerbread house to take home. Be sure to see the virtual walk-through showing what the interior of Gordon Hall will look like after our restoration plans are complete. The time for this event is 9 a.m. -5 p.m., and it takes place at Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road. Suggested donation of $5/person. For more information, call (734) 426-2519 or visit www.dexterhistory.org.


Saturday, December 7, 2019 | R.H.S. Christmas Home Tour | Romeo

The Romeo Historical Society presents “R.H.S. Christmas Home Tour.” Join us for a tour of five beautifully decorated historic homes for the Christmas Holidays as well as two themed museums with active exhibits. The time for this event is 2 -8 p.m., and it takes place at multiple locations in the Historic Village of Romeo. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, call (586)337-1569 or (586) 255-3350 or visit romeohistoricalsociety.org/event/christmas-walk/.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 | A Christmas Tea – Celebrating Katharine Dexter McCormick and the 100th Anniversary of Women Suffrage | Dexter

The Dexter Area Historical Society presents “A Christmas Tea – Celebrating Katharine Dexter McCormick and the 100th Anniversary of Women Suffrage.” Enjoy tea served with a light lunch and dessert. The event will feature a talk about Katharine Dexter McCormick, who was born at Gordon Hall, and the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which ensured the right of women to vote. Visitors my also take a self-guided tour of the magical Christmas Village Collection, traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter during the holiday season, and on display at Gordon Hall again this year. Limit 40 per seating. The time for this event is at 1 and 4 p.m., and it takes place at Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road. The cost is $30/person, reservations are required. For more information, call (734) 426-2519 or visit www.dexterhistory.org.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 | Sinterklaas is Jarig! Belgian & Dutch Holiday Traditions Open House | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Sinterklaas is Jarig! Belgian & Dutch Holiday Traditions Open House.” Sinterklaas is Jarig! Who was St. Nicholas? Why does he visit Belgian and Dutch children on December 6 and his helper is not an elf? Learn about the history and traditions of St. Nicholas, cookie boards, wooden shoes, and music. Temporary and permanent exhibits that interpret local area history and culture will be available and also hands-on activities. 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.


Friday, December 13, and Saturday, December 14, 21, and 28, 2019 | The Christmas Village Collection – Open House at Gordon Hall | Dexter

The Dexter Area Historical Society presents “The Christmas Village Collection – Open House at Gordon Hall.” Visitors will tour the Christmas Village Collection, a magical display of Milt Campbell’s huge collection of Department 56 villages. This collection was traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter during the holiday season and was a favorite destination for families. Also, be sure to view the virtual walk-through showing what the interior of Gordon Hall will look like after our restoration plans are complete. The time for this event is 5-7:30 p.m., and it takes place at Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road. Suggested donation of $5/adult. For more information, call (734) 426-2519 or visit www.dexterhistory.org.

EXHIBITS

Tuesday, August 13—Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | The Revolutionary 60s | Plymouth

The Plymouth Historical Museum presents “The Revolutionary 60s.” Relive the era of the British music invasion, moon landing, Viet Nam, college campus unrest, the hippie movement, and much, much more. The museum is open 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and it takes place at the Plymouth Historical Museum, 155 S. Main Street. The cost is $7/adult and $3/child (ages 6-17). For more information, call (734) 455-8940 or visit/email plymouthhistory.org/.


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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