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EVENTS

Back to Blackboards: Before Canton Center School Was a Museum

When: Tue September 19 2017
Where: Canton
The Canton Historical Society (CHS) presents “Back to Blackboards: Before Canton Center School Was a Museum.” Long before the Canton Historical Society inhabited the schoolhouse and turned it into the local history museum, Canton Center School was just that – a K-8th grade school. Learn more about early schools in Canton Township and check out our “Featured Teacher” of the year, Miss Marie Cox, who taught in the later 1940–50s. The time for this event is 1 – 4 p.m., and it takes place at Canton Historical Museum (CHS), 1022 South Canton Center Road. Donations accepted. For more information, call (734) 397-0088 or visit http://www.cantonhistoricalsociety.org/p/visit.html.

Lenawee County: Images of America Author Program

When: Thu September 21 2017
Where: Adrian
The Lenawee County Historical Society presents "Lenawee County: Images of America Author Program." Brenda L. Burkett, author of the recently published "Images of America" centered on the history of Lenawee County, will be presenting her book as well as discussing the history of the county. Burkett has always held a special interest in the history of pioneer settlements and community development, and this program is sure to delight anyone interested in the county's history. The time of this event is 7 p.m. at the museum. Admission is free, with copies of the book available for purchase. For more information, call (517) 265-6071 or visit www.lenaweemuseum.org.

Paranormal Investigation Tours

When: Sat September 23 2017
Where: Adrian
The Lenawee County Historical Society presents "Paranormal Investigation Tours." Join the Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (ORBS) for a paranormal investigation of the museum. ORBS, founded in 2007, perform scientific investigations in Ohio and Michigan at various sites. The group and their research has been featured on television programs, including Animal Planet, Biography Channel, and the History Channel. The team has investigated the museum and collections and will share findings while allowing participants to draw their own conclusions. There are three tour times for this event: 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 11 p.m. Limited tickets are available, and are $25/person. Reservations are required. To reserve your spot or learn more, call (517) 265-6071 or visit www.lenaweemuseum.org.

Caseville Classic Car Show

When: Sat September 23 2017
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Caseville Classic Car Show.” Cars are on display on the streets. Streets are closed at corner of Prospect and Ash. Classic memorabilia on display in the museum as well. Classic Rock DJ, 50/50 drawings & prizes. Plaques and prizes awarded. The time for this event is 10 am - 3 pm, and it takes place at Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect St. The cost is a $10 regestration beginning at 10 am. For more information, call 989-856-9090, email chscm@comcast.net, or visit casevillemuseum.org.

Aromatherapy History

When: Wed September 27 2017
Where: Orchard Lake
The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Aromatherapy History.” Sponsored with the West Bloomfield Township Library and hosted at the society’s Orchard Lake Museum, this free event details the history of aromatherapy. The event is presented by Kirsten Douglass, who will share the history of essential oil use as well as modern day applications of aromatherapy. This event is at 7:30PM and is not during the museum’s normal hours. Admission is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org.

Back to Blackboards: Before Canton Center School Was a Museum

When: Sat September 30 2017
Where: Canton
The Canton Historical Society (CHS) presents “Back to Blackboards: Before Canton Center School Was a Museum.” Long before the Canton Historical Society inhabited the schoolhouse and turned it into the local history museum, Canton Center School was just that – a K-8th grade school. Learn more about early schools in Canton Township and check out our “Featured Teacher” of the year, Miss Marie Cox, who taught in the later 1940–50s. The time for this event is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and it takes place at Canton Historical Museum (CHS), 1022 South Canton Center Road. Donations accepted. For more information, call (734) 397-0088 or visit http://www.cantonhistoricalsociety.org/p/visit.html.

Northville Cemetery Walk 2017

When: Sun October 8 2017
Where: Northville
The Northville Historical Society presents “Northville Cemetery Walk 2017.” The Northville Cemetery Walk is a 1.5 hour guided tour of the old section of Rural Hill Cemetery with character actors portraying historical characters and events in local history including a UGRR leader, a woman doctor, a suffragette, along with several people who changed history. Refreshments served at the end of the tour. The time for this event is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and it takes place at Rural Hill Cemetery, on 7 Mile Rd. The cost is $10 for NHS members and other historical society members, $15 for nonmembers, group and child rates. For more information, call (248) 348-1845 or visit www.millracenorthville.org.

2017 Argus Collectors Group/Argus Museum Conference

When: Thu October 12 2017 - Sun October 15 2017
Where: Ann Arbor
The Washtenaw County Historical Society Argus Museum presents “2017 Argus Collectors Group/Argus Museum Conference.” The four-day event attracts camera collectors, historians and photographers from around the country and Canada. The conference begins Thursday evening with the opening reception of "Washtenaw through the Lens", which features work by the Ann Arbor Women Artists. The conference includes tours, presentations and the Argus Vintage Road Show. Saturday's Banquet will be held at the Michigan Military Technological & Historical Society Museum. An Argus-loaned military exhibit will be unveiled followed by a presentation of the exhibit and an auction. The time for this event is October 12 6-8 p.m., October 13 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., October 14 9:30 a.m.- 9 p.m., October 15 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., and it takes place at Argus Museum, 525 West William Street. Excluding the banquet, events are free; donations are requested. Although not necessary, pre-registration is requested. For more information, call (734) 869-0770 or visit http://washtenawhistory.org/index.php?section=sites&content=argus_museum.

2017 Lecture & Concert Series: William Russell

When: Sun October 15 2017
Where: Port Sanilac
Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum presents the 2017 Lecture & Concert Series on Sundays at 3 p.m. On October 15, the series presents William Henry Russell, Award-winning Classical Guitar Soloist, November 19: Bombs Away: profiles of Selfridge, Sawyer, and other airbases in Michigan, presented by Ric Mixter, December 17: Christmas Choral Concert at Saint Mary's Church under direction of Richard Cannon. The 2017 Lecture & Concert Series is free to the public. Donations are welcome. For more information call (810) 622-9946 or visit www.sanilaccountymuseum.org.

Paranormal Presentation and Victorian Wake

When: Wed October 18 2017
Where: Allen Park
The Allen Park Historical Museum presents “Paranormal Presentation and Victorian Wake.” Join us for an insightful ghostly presentation by Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan (GHOSM) of captured pictures and voices which will stimulate your senses followed by the opportunity to explore the rooms and grounds of the 1888 Allen Park Historical Museum farmhouse during a 1880’s era Victorian Wake Funeral. All proceeds go to the continuing operations and restoration of the 1888 Farmhouse which serves as the Allen Park Historical Museum. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at Allen Park Community Center 15800 White Ave. The cost is $10 adult/$5 student. Tickets are on sale at the Allen Park Community Center, or call (313) 415-6010 for information on how to request reservations. For more information, call (313) 415- 6010 or visit the Allen Park Historical Museum Facebook page.

39th Annual North American Labor History Conference

When: Thu October 19 2017 - Sat October 21 2017
Where: Detroit
The North American Labor History Conference presents the “39th Annual North American Labor History Conference.” Conference sessions will focus on how labor and working-class history is remembered by and interpreted for public audiences around the world. The event will be held at Wayne State University. For more information visit: http://www.clas.wayne.edu/nalhc/.

Back to Blackboards: Before Canton Center School Was a Museum

When: Sat October 21 2017
Where: Canton
The Canton Historical Society (CHS) presents “Back to Blackboards: Before Canton Center School Was a Museum.” Long before the Canton Historical Society inhabited the schoolhouse and turned it into the local history museum, Canton Center School was just that – a K-8th grade school. Learn more about early schools in Canton Township and check out our “Featured Teacher” of the year, Miss Marie Cox, who taught in the later 1940–50s. The time for this event is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and it takes place at Canton Historical Museum (CHS), 1022 South Canton Center Road. Donations accepted. For more information, call (734) 397-0088 or visit http://www.cantonhistoricalsociety.org/p/visit.html.

Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon

When: Sun October 22 2017
Where: South Lyon
The Green Oak Township Historical Society presents “Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon.” Susan Nenadic presenting "Ghost Hunting" for the annual meeting. If you plan to attend, please call M. Harrington at 248-446-0789, as seating is limited. The time for this event is 1pm, and it takes place at Historic Hall, 10789 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, MI 48178.

Harvest Fest Fall Dinner & Auction

When: Sun November 12 2017
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Harvest Fest Fall Dinner & Auction.” The dinner will be presented in the Caseville Historical Museum main floor. Prepared by J.D. Barbequeit, the dinner is limited to 32 persons. Following the dinner will be a fun and lively auction. The time for this event is 1 - 3 pm, and it takes place at Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect St. Admission is $25. For more information, call 989-856-9090, visit casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.

2017 Lecture & Concert Series: Bombs Away

When: Sun November 19 2017
Where: Port Sanilac
Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum presents the 2017 Lecture & Concert Series on Sundays at 3 p.m. On November 19, the series presents Bombs Away: Profiles of Selfridge, Sawyer, and other airbases in Michigan, presented by Ric Mixter. The 2017 Lecture & Concert Series is free to the public. Donations are welcome. For more information call (810) 622-9946 or visit www.sanilaccountymuseum.org.

EXHIBITS

Free Admission to Cranbrook Gardens

When: Mon May 15 2017 - Tue October 31 2017
Where: Bloomfield Hills
The Cranbrook House & Gardens presents Free Admission to Cranbrook Gardens. Stroll through the Sunken Garden, discover a garden folly on The Mountain, and take a moment to unwind by the Reflecting Pool. Enjoy all 40 acres of our gardens - featuring extensive plantings, fountains, statuary, lakes and streams - as they evolve from spring through fall! The Gardens are open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and is located at Cranbrook House & Gardens: 380 Lone Pine Road. The cost is Free and is provided courtesy of presenting sponsor, PNC Bank, and sponsors, All Seasons Independent Living, Neighborhood SEEN, and Roberts Restaurant Group. For more information, call 248.645.3147 or visit: http://housegardens.cranbrook.edu.

Preston Tucker and His Dream Car

When: Mon June 19 2017 - Sat September 30 2017
Where: Lincoln Park
The Lincoln Park Historical Society presents “Preston Tucker and His Dream Car.” A special exhibit honoring former Lincoln Park resident, and one time motorcycle cop, Preston Tucker, and his Tucker '48 automobile, on the occasion of the car's 70th anniversary. The story of the car - unveiled to the world on June 19, 1947 before 5,000 curious and enthusiastic observers, dealers, distributors, investors, and the press - is now legendary. The Lincoln Park exhibit will utilize numerous items on loan from the collections of the Tucker Automobile Club of America to tell the story of Tucker and his dream car. The time for this event is 1pm-6pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and it takes place at Lincoln Park Historical Museum 1335 Southfield Rd Lincoln Park MI 48146. The cost is Free admission. For more information, call 313-386-3137 or email lpmuseum@gmail.com.

Nature Nurture: An Alternative Process Photography Exhibit

When: Fri August 11 2017 - Fri September 22 2017
Where: Ann Arbor
The Argus Museum/Washtenaw County Historical Society presents “Nature Nurture: An Alternative Process Exhibit.” The members of Renegades with Alternative Processes Group (RWAG) are known for their innovative and creative work. They are joined by the Wayne State University Experimental Photography class to explore the Nature vs. Nurture debate thorough visual conversations utilizing historical (Cyanotype) and contemporary (Chlorophyll) photographic processes. The time for this event is August 11, 6 - 8 p.m. Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through September 22, and it takes place at Argus Museum, Argus I Building, 525 West William Street. The cost is free, donations accepted. For more information, call (734) 769-0770 or visit www.washtenawhistory.org.
 

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