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EVENTS

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | Christmas at the Mansion – a Family Tradition at Gordon Hall | Dexter

The Dexter Area Historical Society presents “Christmas at the Mansion – a Family Tradition at Gordon Hall.” Visit this wonderful historic home, beautifully decorated for the holidays, and featuring the Christmas Village Collection, a magical display of Milt Campbell’s huge collection of Department 56 villages. After a visit with Santa (9 a.m. -3 p.m.), children can make a gingerbread house to take home. Be sure to see the virtual walk-through showing what the interior of Gordon Hall will look like after our restoration plans are complete. The time for this event is 9 a.m. -5 p.m., and it takes place at Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road. Suggested donation of $5/person. For more information, call (734) 426-2519 or visit www.dexterhistory.org.


Saturday, December 7, 2019 | R.H.S. Christmas Home Tour | Romeo

The Romeo Historical Society presents “R.H.S. Christmas Home Tour.” Join us for a tour of five beautifully decorated historic homes for the Christmas Holidays as well as two themed museums with active exhibits. The time for this event is 2 -8 p.m., and it takes place at multiple locations in the Historic Village of Romeo. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, call (586)337-1569 or (586) 255-3350 or visit romeohistoricalsociety.org/event/christmas-walk/.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 | A Christmas Tea – Celebrating Katharine Dexter McCormick and the 100th Anniversary of Women Suffrage | Dexter

The Dexter Area Historical Society presents “A Christmas Tea – Celebrating Katharine Dexter McCormick and the 100th Anniversary of Women Suffrage.” Enjoy tea served with a light lunch and dessert. The event will feature a talk about Katharine Dexter McCormick, who was born at Gordon Hall, and the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which ensured the right of women to vote. Visitors my also take a self-guided tour of the magical Christmas Village Collection, traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter during the holiday season, and on display at Gordon Hall again this year. Limit 40 per seating. The time for this event is at 1 and 4 p.m., and it takes place at Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road. The cost is $30/person, reservations are required. For more information, call (734) 426-2519 or visit www.dexterhistory.org.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 | Sinterklaas is Jarig! Belgian & Dutch Holiday Traditions Open House | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Sinterklaas is Jarig! Belgian & Dutch Holiday Traditions Open House.” Sinterklaas is Jarig! Who was St. Nicholas? Why does he visit Belgian and Dutch children on December 6 and his helper is not an elf? Learn about the history and traditions of St. Nicholas, cookie boards, wooden shoes, and music. Temporary and permanent exhibits that interpret local area history and culture will be available and also hands-on activities. The time for this event is 1-4 p.m., and it takes place at the Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Friday, December 13, and Saturday, December 14, 21, and 28, 2019 | The Christmas Village Collection – Open House at Gordon Hall | Dexter

The Dexter Area Historical Society presents “The Christmas Village Collection – Open House at Gordon Hall.” Visitors will tour the Christmas Village Collection, a magical display of Milt Campbell’s huge collection of Department 56 villages. This collection was traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter during the holiday season and was a favorite destination for families. Also, be sure to view the virtual walk-through showing what the interior of Gordon Hall will look like after our restoration plans are complete. The time for this event is 5-7:30 p.m., and it takes place at Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road. Suggested donation of $5/adult. For more information, call (734) 426-2519 or visit www.dexterhistory.org.


Sunday, January 12, 2020 | Curling Premiered Here—Open House | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Curling Premiered Here—Open House.” Curling has very local history, premiering in the United States on Orchard Lake in the winter of 1831-32. Learn about a West Bloomfield curling Olympian, see curling exhibits, and lift curling stones. Temporary and permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture and there are hands-on activities to enjoy. The time for this event is 1-4 p.m., and it takes place at the Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Saturday, January 25, 2020 | Annual Meeting & Better Made in Michigan Presentation | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents the “Annual Meeting & Better Made in Michigan Presentation.” Join us for our annual meeting with a presentation by Karen Dybis exploring the salty history of Detroit’s best chip. For many, Detroit is the crunch capital of the world. More than forty local chip companies once fed the Motor City’s never-ending appetite for salty snacks. Only Better Made remains. The time for this event is 10 a.m. – noon, and it takes place at the Orchard Lake Schools, 3535 Commerce Rd., Dining Hall, Bldg. 15. The cost is a $15 brunch ticket donation. Make brunch reservations by January 20, by emailing rsvp@gwbhs.org or calling (248) 518-0871. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Sunday, February 9, 2020 | Vintage Valentines—Open House | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Vintage Valentines—Open House.” Valentine cards reflect the times, through popular themes, poetry, humor, art and cultural values. Come and see a collection of 1930s Valentines and experience nearly 100-year-old love stories. Temporary and permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture and there are hands-on activities to enjoy. The time for this event is 1-4 p.m., and it takes place at the Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Saturday, February 15, 2020 | Shanty Days—Game-O-Rama | Caseville

The Historical Soceity of Caseville presents “Shanty Days—Game-O-Rama.” During Caseville’s Annual Shanty Days event, the Caseville Museum will be hosting a Game-O-Rama with a wide selection of board games to play, hot cocoa to enjoy, and goodies to try! The time for this event is noon-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, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Sunday, February 16, 2020 | The Antislavery and Underground Railroad in West Bloomfield, 1850–1865 | Orchard Lake

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “The Antislavery and Underground Railroad in West Bloomfield, 1850–1865.” Professor Rochelle E. Danquah will discuss the history of the Underground Railroad movement in West Bloomfield and surrounding communities in Oakland County. She will also examine West Bloomfield Township residents’ roles during this era of social injustice. Sponsored with the West Bloomfield Library. The time for this event is 2 p.m., and it takes place at the West Bloomfield Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org/events.


Sunday, May 24, 2020 | Ice Cream Social | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Ice Cream Social.” Join us for the annual Ice Cream Social during the Memorial Day Weekend. Ice cream and toppings! The time for this event is 1-3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | Ladies Garden Luncheon | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents the “Ladies Garden Luncheon.” Join us for the annual Ladies Garden Luncheon. The speaker and time for this event is to be announced. It takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Friday, August 14, through Sunday, August 23, 2020 | Cheeseburger Museum & “What Is It?” Contest | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents the “Cheeseburger Museum & ‘What Is It?’ Contest.”  Join us for the annual Cheeseburger in Caseville event! Experience our infamous “What Is It?” contest, key lime pie bar sales, a raffle of gift baskets….and more! The time for this event is Wednesday – Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Saturday, September 19, 2020 | Classic Car Show | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents the “Classic Car Show.” Come enjoy the annual Classic Car Show with judging and prizes. Don’t miss the antique tractors! The time for this event is noon-4:30 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Saturday, September 26, 2020 | Huron County Museum Weekend | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Huron County Museum Weekend.” Visit all Huron County Museums for a tour! The time for this event is noon-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, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.


Sunday, November 8, 2020 | Fall Feast & Auction | Caseville

The Historical Society of Caseville presents the “Fall Feast & Auction.” Join us for a delicious dinner and fun time with the auction! The time for this event is 1-3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect Street. For more information, call (989) 856-9090, visit www.casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.

EXHIBITS

Friday, November 1, 2019 through Friday, April 24, 2020 | The Best of the West: Western Americana at the Clements Library | Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan William L. Clements Library presents “The Best of the West: Western Americana at the Clements Library.” Inspired by the work of scholar and antiquarian book dealer William S. Reese (1955-2018), this exhibition highlights Western Americana in the Clements Library collections. Featuring narratives of travel, settlement, and Native-American relations, and including works in Spanish, German, and French, the selections represent some of the rarest and most significant 18th and 19th century sources on the American West. Exhibits are open on Fridays, check hours at myumi.ch/650X8, 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 events.umich.edu/event/68495.

 

 

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