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EVENTS

Ropemaking

When: Sat April 21 2018
Where: Monroe
The Friends of the River Raisin Battlfield presents “Ropemaking.” Visit the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center and see how rope was made. The time for this event is 1 p.m., and it takes place at River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, 1403 E. Elm Avenue, Monroe. The cost is free. For more information, call (734) 243-7136 or visit www.nps.gov/rira.

Apple Island Research Update

When: Wed April 25 2018
Where: West Bloomfield Township
The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Apple Island Research Update.” Apple Island researchers Dr. David Brose and Mark Hoock, PhD. candidate, will share their findings on island use by early Native American and 20th century summer vacationers, respectively. Sponsored with the West Bloomfield Township Library. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at West Bloomfield Library Main Meeting Room. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit http://www.gwbhs.org/events/.

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

When: Wed April 25 2018
Where: Northville
The Northville Historical Society presents “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” Ric Mixter, a diver and photographer, gives firsthand information of events from interviews he conducted. This lecture focuses on the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald and the storm on November 10, 1975 that caused the sinking of this massive freighter. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at New School Church at Mill Race, 215 Griswold. The cost is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call (248) 348-1845 or visit http://www.millracenorthville.org/.

How to Write Calligraphy

When: Sat May 5 2018
Where: Monroe
The River Raisin National Battlefield Park presents “How to Write Calligraphy.” This workshop teaches participants how to write calligraphy. The time for this event is 1 p.m., and it takes place at River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, 1403 E. Elm Av., Monroe, MI 48162. The cost is free but RSVP requested by calling the visitor center, (734) 243-7136. For more information, call (734) 243-7136 or visit www.nps.gov/rira.

Mother and Daughter Tea

When: Sat May 12 2018
Where: Monroe
The River Raisin National Battlefield Park presents “Mother and Daughter Tea.” Wear your favorite hat and compete for the best Victorian to Now prize. Speaker Bonnie Thompson will describe her life through hats. Enjoy tea and light refreshments. The time for this event is 1 to 3 p.m., and it takes place at River Raisin National Battlefield Park Education Center, 333 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, MI 48162. The cost is free but an RSVP is required. Please call ahead at (734) 243-7136 before May 10, 2018. For more information, call (734) 243-7136 or visit www.nps.gov/rira.

Early Organized Crime in Detroit: Vice, Corruption, and the Rise of the Mafia

When: Wed May 16 2018
Where: Northville
The Northville Historical Society presents “Early Organized Crime in Detroit: Vice, Corruption, and the Rise of the Mafia.” Professor James Buccellato spent years researching and writing a book covering bootleggers, gangster cops, and the rise of the mafia. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at New School Church at Mill Race, 215 Griswold. The cost is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call (248) 348-1845 or visit http://www.millracenorthville.org/.

Battlefield Open House

When: Sat May 19 2018
Where: Monroe
The Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield presents “Battlefield Open House.” Visit a 1812 camp and experience black powder demonstrations, militia drills, archeology pits, wood working and cooking demonstrations by authentically dressed reenactors. The time for this event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and it takes place at River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, 1403 E. Elm Avenue, Monroe. The cost is free. For more information, call (734) 243-7136 or visit www.nps.gov/rira.

Tribute to Vietnam Veterans

When: Fri May 25 2018 - Mon May 28 2018
Where: Monroe
The River Raisin National Battlefield Park presents “Tribute to Vietnam Veterans.” A tribute to Vietnam with uniforms, equipment, and personal stories from letters sent home and other personal items. The time for this event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and it takes place at River Raisin National Battlefield Park Education Center, 333 N. Dixie Highway, Monroe, MI 4816. The cost is free. For more information, call (734) 243-7136 or visit www.nps.gov/rira.

Field of Flags

When: Sun May 27 2018
Where: Monroe
The River Raisin National Battlefield Park presents “Field of Flags.” American, British and Indigenous Nations fought and died at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park on January 18, 22, and 23, 1813. This sobering display of flags is in commemoration of those men. There will be a memorial service at 6 p.m. on the Battlefield Grounds. The visitor center and trails will be open during park hours. This event takes place at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center, 1403 E. Elm Avenue, Monroe Michigan 48162. The cost is free. For more information, call (734) 243-7136 or visit www.nps.gov/rira.

Ice Cream Social

When: Sun May 27 2018
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Casevile presents “Ice Cream Social.” Join members of the society for an ice cream social during the Memorial Day Weekend. The time for this event is 1 to 3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum. For more information, call (989) 856-9090 or visit http://www.casevillemuseum.org/.

Memorial Day Celebration

When: Mon May 28 2018
Where: Ecorse
The Ecorse Historical Society presents “Memorial Day Celebration.” Come celebrate Ecorse veterans with a certificate and pinning ceremony, along with a wreath floating by the Coast Guard. The time for this event is 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and it takes place at the Dingell Park War Memorial. The cost is free. For more information, call (313) 386-2520 Ext.4 or email ecorsehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

Ladies Luncheon

When: Wed June 13 2018
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Casevile presents “Ladies Luncheon.” A fun luncheon with lots of socialization and entertainment! The time for this event is 1 to 3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum. The cost is $10. For more information, call (989) 856-9090 or visit http://www.casevillemuseum.org/.

Cheeseburger Festival Museum

When: Fri August 10 2018 - Sun August 19 2018
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Casevile presents the “Cheeseburger Festival Museum.” Visit the museum during the 20th Annual Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival. Try to determine the identity or use of 15 mystery objects in the “What Is It?” contest and view displays of festival events for the last 20 years. The time for this event is noon until 4:30 p.m., and it takes place at Caseville Historical Museum. The cost is free. For more information, call (989) 856-9090 or visit http://www.casevillemuseum.org/.

Salem Area Historical Society Arts and Crafts Fair

When: Sat August 18 2018
Where: Plymouth
The Salem Area Historical Society presents “SAHS Arts & Crafts Fair.” This family-friendly fair will host outstanding artists and crafters from around the area. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The one-room historic stone schoolhouse will be open to view. Dickerson Barn Murals on display. The time for this event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it takes place at Jarvis Stone School Historic District; 7991 N. Territorial Rd. Plymouth 48170. The cost is free. For more information, call (248) 486-0669 or visit www.SAHShistory.org.

33rd Annual Kelley-Fisk Farm Festival

When: Sat September 8 2018 - Sun September 9 2018
Where: White Lake
The White Lake Historical Society presents “33rd Annual Kelley-Fisk Farm Festival.” The White Lake Historical Society annual festival is geared towards family fun with the added bonus of the celebration of local history. The time for this event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it takes place at the Kelley-Fisk Farm, 9180 Highland Road. Donations accepted. For more information, call (248) 684-5721 or visit www.hsmichigan.org/whitelake/events.

Classic Car Show

When: Sat September 29 2018 - Sun September 30 2018
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Casevile presents the “Classic Car Show.” Come experience the “Classic Car Show” as part of Museum Weekend. The time for this event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum. The cost for spectators is free but there is a fee to enter a car in the show. For more information, call (989) 856-9090 or visit http://www.casevillemuseum.org/.

Museum Weekend

When: Sat September 29 2018 - Sun September 30 2018
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Casevile presents “Museum Weekend.” Explore and visit all Huron County Historical Museums! The time for this event is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum. The cost is free. For more information, call (989) 856-9090 or visit http://www.casevillemuseum.org/.

Fall Feast and Auction

When: Sun November 11 2018
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Casevile presents “Fall Feast and Auction.” Join society members for a delicious fall dinner and exciting auction. The time for this event is 1 to 3 p.m., and it takes place at the Caseville Historical Museum. The cost is $20. For more information, call (989) 856-9090 or visit http://www.casevillemuseum.org/.

EXHIBITS

Journey to the Smart Phone

When: Fri April 13 2018 - Sun July 1 2018
Where: Royal Oak
The Royal Oak Historical Society Museum presents “Journey to the Smart Phone.” An exhibit of communications beginning with smoke signals, pony express, morse code, and the telegraph key. It also includes more modern communications such as the crank telephone, a World War II military phone with batteries, and the first cell phone. Many items are hands on. The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m, and it takes place at 1141 W. Webster Rd. A museum donation is suggested. For more information, call (248) 439-1501 or visit www.royaloakhistoricalsociety.org.
 

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