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Saturday, March 16, 2019 | Maple Syrup Festival | Hanover, MI 49241

The Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society presents the “Maple Syrup Festival.” Start with a pancake breakfast or brunch from 7 a.m. – noon for only $6 per person. Visit our own Sugar Shack to watch the maple syrup process. At 9 a.m. the outdoor exhibits and activities begin. Explore or watch Native American and Pioneer sugaring camps, tree measurement, and sap collection. Indoor activities include children’s crafts, videos, and maple product sales. The time for this event is 7 a.m. -2 p.m., and it takes place at the Hanover Heritage Park and Event Center, 121 Tefft Street. The cost is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call (517) 563-8927 or visit conklinreedorganmuseum.org.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Speaker Series: Expert to Discuss the History of the Interurban Railway in South Central Michigan | Albion

The Albion Historical Society presents “Speaker Series: Expert to Discuss the History of the Interurban Railway in South Central Michigan.” Norman Krental, president of the board of the Illinois Railway Museum, will talk about the Interurban Railway. From the turn of the century through the early 1930s, this light-rail system was the transportation of choice for large numbers of people in Michigan who wanted to travel between cities large and small for work, shopping, and visiting friends and relatives. Albion was an important stop on the Michigan Railway Company line between Jackson and Kalamazoo, and Albion was where the main maintenance shops were located. The time for this event is 6 p.m., and it takes place at Albion District Library, Naomi Lane Room, 501 S. Superior Street. The cost is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, call (517) 629-3276 or visit http://www.albionhistoricalsociety.org.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | Our Nation’s First Ladies | Durand

The Durand Union Station presents “Our Nation’s First Ladies.” Part afternoon tea, part presentation, this program offers guests a look in the lives and challenges of the many First Ladies in the White House. The presentation is given by fashion and social historian Barbara Kincaid, who has been an invited guest to the White House. The event takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at Durand Union Station, 200 Railroad Street. Admission to this event is $20 with an RSVP. For more information, call (989) 288-3561 or visit www.durandstation.org/.


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