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"Spring Into the Past" Tour

When: Sat May 5 2018 - Sun May 6 2018
Where: Lowell
The Tri-River Historical Museum Network presents “‘Spring Into the Past’ tour of Area Small Museums.” Spring into the past as you tour the small town museums of the Tri-River Historical Museum Network in Barry, Eaton, Ionia, Kent and Montcalm counties. “Fashions through the Ages” continues the theme as member museums or historical societies roll out their red carpet to show off the unique history of their communities during this annual event. Get a descriptive booklet at any of the museums or plot your tour beforehand by downloading a booklet at http://www.commoncorners.com. Visit TriRiver on Facebook, too. The time for this event is Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m., and it takes place at member museums in Barry, Eaton, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm counties. The cost is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call (616) 868-6424 or visit http://www.commoncorners.com.

Cemetery Walk

When: Sat May 26 2018
Where: Copemish
The Marilla Historical Society presents “Cemetery Walk.” Learn about the history of Marilla Township through the fascinating stories of the pioneers of Marilla. Their stories will touch you and in some cases amuse you. Quite a number of families and individuals will be represented. Jan Thomas, director of Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place will lead you on a tour of Marilla Cemetery and bring history alive through its residents' stories. Refreshments will be served at the main hall and Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place will be open for tours. The time for this event is 1 p.m., and it takes place at Meet at 9991 Marilla Rd. and we'll go to the cemetery together after a brief introduction.. There is a suggested donation of $3 for museum entrance fee. For more information, call (231) 362-3430 or visit marillahistory.org.

Wheels Keep Turning: History of Elhart Auto Group

When: Tue June 12 2018
Where: Holland
The Holland Area Historical Society presents “Wheels Keep Turning: History of Elhart Auto Group.” The Elhart Auto Group has been a family-owned and operated car company in Holland since 1965. Come hear members of the Elhart family tell the story of building a successful company in West Michigan. The time for this event is 7:30 p.m., and it takes place at the Mass Center Auditorium, Hope College 264 Columbia Ave. For more information, call (616) 395-7798 or visit https://hope.edu/library/joint-archives-holland/.

145th Annual State History Conference

When: Fri September 27 2019 - Sun September 29 2019
Where: Ludington
The State History Conference moves to a different location in the Lower Peninsula each year. This conference celebrates all aspects of Michigan’s history and offers a close-up look at the heritage of the host area. The State History Awards are also presented during the conference. Each year, the Historical Society of Michigan presents a State History Award to those individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation and understanding of Michigan history. The State History Conference offers… • Four keynotes that cover a wide range of popular topics, including sessions that explore the host area’s heritage • 12 breakout sessions, 4 workshops, and 4 tours • President’s Reception, State History Awards Banquet, and Closing Banquet • Exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit • Networking opportunities Come see what all the excitement is about! For more information call 517-324-1828 or visit hsmichigan.org


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