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Michigan Hemingway Society Annual Meeting

When: Fri October 6 2017 - Sun October 8 2017
Where: Petoskey
The Michigan Hemingway Society presents “Michigan Hemingway Society Annual Meeting.” The Michigan Hemingway Society hosts its annual meeting in Petoskey, Bay View. Featured speaker is Steve Paul, author of “Hemingway at Eighteen: the Pivotal Year that Launched an American Legend.” This event takes place at the Terrace Inn, Bay View. The cost is $220/person non-member. For more information, call (517) 290-3162 or visit

Little Traverse Lighthouse Tour

When: Sat October 14 2017
Where: Harbor Springs
The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society presents “Little Traverse Lighthouse Tour.” This fall the Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of our popular public tour of the Little Traverse Lighthouse on Harbor Point! The tour will take place all day on Saturday, October 14, 2017. If you are interested in the tour please contact the Historical Society at (231) 526-9771. Tickets are $40 per person and are nonrefundable. When you call to make your reservation a Historical Society staff member will provide you with more details regarding tour times and guidelines.


Gone to the Colors: Benzie and WW 1

When: Sat May 27 2017 - Sat October 14 2017
Where: Benzonia
The Benzie Area Historical Museum presents "Gone to the Colors: Benzie and WW 1" With the entry of the U. S. oWW1 on April 6, 1917, Benzie County residents were actively and intimately involved with "The Great War for Civilization." This exhibit features uniforms, other military gear, photos, posters, sheet music and a wide variety of documents reflecting a sometimes mixed reaction to an involvement in a worldwide war. Of special interest in the local connection with the Polar Bears, a unit comprised of many Michigan men, who were fighting in Russia after the 1917 Russian revolution. In conjunction with this exhibit, we are presenting three lectures related to the war. Two have already been presented-- 'The Christmas Truce" by Brian McCall and "Benzie's Polar Bears" by Andy Bolander. "It's Not Our War," on the objections and conflicting opinions about the war will be presented by Jane Purkis in August. The exhibit will end October 14.

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

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