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In addition to all of our Historical Society of Michigan-hosted events, our online calendar is open for rolling submissions to all of our member local historical organizations and entities throughout Michigan. You must be logged in to our website in order to submit an event. For details or assistance in submitting an event for consideration to our online calendar, please email us at

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Continuing Your Research: Genealogy 201



Join us in the afternoon for the 201 portion of this doubleheader workshop. Discover tools for finding obscure pieces of information, create a systematic approach to researching your own family history, and more. Attendees may register for just one or both of the genealogy workshops.

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Frankie Lymon's Tombstone Blues



Take a trip to the 1950s to follow the rise and fall of teen rock star Frankie Lymon, including his hit song, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”; the highly publicized court case involving the Mafia-connected head of Lymon’s record label; and the three women all claiming to be Lymon’s legal wife and the heir to his songwriting royalties

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Say "Yah" to Yooper Talk, Eh!



NOTE: This lecture was originally scheduled for October 4, 2023, and has been rescheduled to January 31, 2024.

The remote and isolated location of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, combined with locals’ contact with speakers of English, Finnish, French, Anishinaabemowin, and other languages, have shaped the way Yoopers speak over the past 150 years. In this presentation, Dr. Kathryn Remlinger will discuss the history and development of “Yooper Talk” and explain why it remains distinct from other varieties of American English.

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A Paleontologist's Lens: Exploring Michigan's Earliest History



Michigan was once the bottom of an ancient salt water tropical sea. Millions of years worth of sediment covered much of the state until glaciers scraped to the bottom, the bedrock of the ancient Devonian Seas. Attend this workshop to learn about identifying, interpreting, and caring for fossils that can be found throughout the state. 

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