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EVENTS

Please check with the hosting organization about the events listed below to confirm whether the events are cancelled or not.

 Saturday, October 2, 2021 | 2021 Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents the “2021 Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering.” Organized by the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission, the Heritage Gathering is an annual conference for individuals, organizations, and communities interested in our state’s Underground Railroad heritage. Participants enjoy opportunities for learning, networking, and collaborating through the conference’s keynote speakers, workshops and presentations. The time for this event is 9 a.m. -5 p.m., and it takes place on the University of Michigan Campus. Registration for the day is $12 and includes a boxed lunch. For more information, call (517) 335-2591 or visit michigan.gov/mhc/0,,7-361–554681–evt,00.html.


Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Smart Towns: The Father of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence | Rochester

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Smart Towns: The Father of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence.” This Smart Towns program features Frank Cardimen, Oakland University professor, who will discuss the life and genius of Alan Turing, the mathematician who broke the German Enigma Machine during World War II, and his impact on today’s technological revolution. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at the Rochester Hills Public Library. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 656-2900 or visit rochesteravonhistoricalsociety.org.


Friday, October 15, 2021 | The Clements Bookworm: Book Fairs 101: the hunt and the hype | Virtual

The U-M Clements Library presents “The Clements Bookworm: Book Fairs 101: the hunt and the hype.” Join an online discussion with Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair (AAABF) organizers Jay Platt and Garrett Scott. They will discuss the history of the AAABF as well as share tips on how to make the most of attending book fairs while forging new friendships and expanding or beginning a collection. The time for this event is 10-11 a.m.  The cost is free. Please register at myumi.ch/gjgzR. For more information, call (734) 649-3370 or visit clements.umich.edu/event/bookworm-2021-10-15.


Sunday, October 17, 2021 | Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair | Ann Arbor

The U-M Clements Library presents “Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair.” The Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair brings together booksellers and dealers from across America, all handling a wide range of old and rare books, Americana, children’s books, autographs and manuscripts, maps, prints, ephemera, photography, fine press material, and more. Returning in 2021 for its 45th year, the AAABF is a benefit for the U-M William L. Clements Library. See real books. See real people. See a real book fair. The time for this event is 11 a.m. -5 p.m., and it takes place at the University of Michigan Campus – Michigan Union, 530 S State St. The cost is $5. For more information, call 734-995-1891 or visit clements.umich.edu/event/ann-arbor-antiquarian-book-fair.


Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23, 2021 | Octobernight | Monroe

The Monroe County Museum System presents “Octobernight.” The spirits and spectres of the River Raisin “Terror-torial” Park invite you to encounter historical hobgoblins and traditional tales drawn from the folklore of southeast Michigan. Visitors can enjoy live music with light refreshments and witness spine-tingling scenarios spaced about the dark corners of the park. A hayride will deliver “survivors” back to the safety of their own vehicles. The time for this event is 6 p.m. -10 p.m., and it takes place at River Raisin Territorial Park, 3815 N. Custer Rd. The cost is $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free. Tickets available at octobernight.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, call (734) 240-7780 or visit monroecountymuseum.com.


Thursday, November 4, 2021 | Lincoln on Immigration & America’s Place in the World | Virtual Event

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Lincoln on Immigration & America’s Place in the World.” Historical character actor Kevin Woods portrays President Abraham Lincoln in this exciting live online program! Mr. Lincoln shares his experiences and thoughts on the subjects of immigration, nativism, international relations, and the global significance of the American Civil War. Adults & Children 12+. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place via Zoom. The cost is free. For more information visit rochesteravonhistoricalsociety.org.

EXHIBITS

May 1, 2021—September 30, 2021 and May 1, 2022—September 30, 2022 | Allen Boat | Algonac

The Algonac Clay Township Historical Society presents “Allen Boat.” Visit to learn about a 1950s Allen Boat, a Wooden Clinker boat built by Jack Allen.  The Maritime Museum in Algonac tells the story of Chris Crafts and Gar Woods boats that were built on the St. Clair River. The exhibit is open during regular museum hours on Saturdays & Sundays from May 1 to September 30 from 1-4 p.m., and it takes place at the Algonac Clay Township Maritime Museum, 1117 St. Clair River Drive. The cost is free. For more information, call (810) 671-7968 or visit www.achistory.com

 

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