Speaker: Barbara J. VanderMolen

Discovering Michigan County by County

Michigan in a unique, diverse, and interesting state. Our natural resources, people, places, and history make us proud to be Michiganians!

VanderMolenA Michigan native and author of the book, Discovering Michigan County by County: Your A-Z Guide to Each of the 83 Counties in the Great Lakes State, Barb worked on and off for nine years and has 5,000 – 6,000 hours into researching and writing the book. It was a labor of love. Discovering Michigan is the only book about Michigan that covers all the counties in the state. There is no other book or website that has the wide wealth of information contained in this book.

Each of the 83 county chapters contains the following A-Z informational categories:
Agriculture, Bridge or Boat, Celebrations, Demographics, Environment, Flora & Fauna, Government, Historical Markers, Information, Jokes, Kinsman, Lighthouse or Landmark, Museums, Natural Resources, Origins, Parks, Quotes from the Locals, Recreation & Sports, State of Michigan, Travel, Universities & Colleges, Variety, Wanderlust, X-tra Stuff, Yesteryear, Zoo & Animal Places

Using the book as her reference, she has prepared two fun-filled, fast-paced, educational, entertaining, and interactive presentations from which you can choose.

  • Presentation #1: 60 minutes. “The more you know about Michigan counties, the more you know about Michigan.” In this one she shares a small story about what makes each of the 83 counties in Michigan so special.
  • Presentation #2: 30 minutes. “Michigan from A-Z.” Using each of the A-Z topics from her book, she shares twenty-six very interesting stories about Michigan.
  • Presentation #3: 90 minutes. If you’ve got the time, it is both Presentations #1 and #2.

FEES: Honorarium plus mileage, 50ยข per roundtrip mile from Charlotte, Michigan, according to Rand McNally.com mileage calculator, to help cover travel time and expenses. Her books will be for sale at the end of the very enjoyable presentation.

Visit her website at www.DiscoverMichiganCountyByCounty.com.

(517) 543-3694


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