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EVENTS

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.


Sunday, September 15, 2019 | 24th Annual Orphan Car Show | Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Auto Heritage Museum presents the “24th Annual Orphan Car Show.” View over 250 orphans of the auto industry—vehicles from Hudson, Packard, Studebaker, Kaiser-Fraser, Mercury, Plymouth, and Oldsmobile. The show includes a ‘Pass and Review’ where auto experts narrate a parade of cars and tell about the cars and the companies. People will have the opportunity to talk with the car owners throughout the day. The time for this event is 10 a.m., and it takes place at Riverside Park on the corner of Cross and Huron Streets. Cars must be pre-registered and must be original and not modified. The cost is $6. For more information, call (734) 482-5200 or email info@ypsiautoheritage.org.


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.


Tuesday, May 21—Friday, August 23, 2019 | Wirt C. Rowland Exhibition | Detroit

The Historical Society of Clinton presents the “Wirt C. Rowland Exhibition.” Wirt C. Rowland (1878-1946) was an architect who designed the Buhl, Pebobscot, and Guardian Buildings while he worked for Smith, Hinchman & Grylls in Detroit. He was born in Clinton and the Historical Society of Clinton created large panels about Rowland and his work which are on display at the Guardian Building in recognition of its 90th Anniversary. The time for this event is 9 a.m. – 12p.m., and it takes place in the lobby of the Guardian Building, 500 Griswold Street #1600, Detroit. The cost is free. For more information, call (517) 456-7198 or visit www.clinthis.org.


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.


Tuesday, June 4—Friday, August 23, 2019 | Petticoat Patriots—How Michigan Women Won the Vote | Brighton

The Brighton Area Historical Society presents “Petticoat Patriots—How Michigan Women Won the Vote.” The Petticoat Patriots Exhibit showcases how Michigan women won the right to vote in 1919 and National Vote in 1920. Take an educational trip through time and learn the journey and challenges that women in Michigan and across the nation endured to acquire their basic right to elect their representatives. This exhibit features eighteen professional banners on loan from the Lansing Historical Women’s Resource Center. These informative banners provide details from the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY, in 1848 up through 1920. The time for this event is 5-8 p.m. Sunday through Friday (closed Mondays), Saturday 11 a.m. –5 p.m., and it takes place at the Cobach Center, 202 W Main Street. The cost is free. For more information, call (810) 250-7276 or visit www.brightonareahistorical.com.

 

Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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