History Hounds™ Lecture Series

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If you enjoy “sniffing out” and exploring Michigan’s most fascinating historical facets, join us for our evening series of in-depth lectures. The Historical Society of Michigan’s History Hounds™ Lecture Series allows attendees to delve into Michigan’s history and dig up a bone or two of new appreciation to take home.

  • History Hounds is FREE for members of HSM. If you are not a member but would like to become one, see our membership page.
  • Non-members are welcome to enjoy a lecture for $7.
  • An HSM member organization has the option to live-stream the lecture for free for its members.
  • Lectures start at 7 p.m. at the Meijer Education Center at the Historical Society of Michigan, 5815 Executive Dr., Lansing, Michigan. The lecture and Q&As usually last about an hour.
  • Registration for each History Hounds lecture closes at 3 p.m. the day BEFORE the scheduled talk. Seating is limited. Walk-ins are welcome as long as seats are still available.
  • Participants can “attend” remotely, if they prefer. If you can watch and listen to a video on YouTube or Facebook, you have all the technology you need to join us remotely.*
  • For in-person attendees, light refreshments will be available.
  • Registration is available for the next two History Hounds.
*Instructions on how to remote-in to the workshop will be sent to attendees several days before each History Hounds program.

 

Wednesday,
August 14, 2019

Miners Died and Widows Cried: The Barnes-Hecker Mine Disaster

with Jim Paquette, Marquette Regional History Center

In 1926 in the Upper Peninsula, 51 men perished when a dynamite blast released a torrent of water and mud into the Barnes-Hecker iron mine near Ishpeming. The disaster widowed 42 women and left 132 children without fathers. Join us to discover the story of Michigan’s worst mining disaster.

Wednesday,
September 11, 2019

Bombs Over Michigan: WWII Japanese Balloon Attacks

with Michael Unsworth, Michigan State University

At the end of World War II, Japan launched an aerial armada of 9,000 balloons against the United States and Canada. The balloons carried bombs, which were intended to start forest fires. About a thousand of them reached North America, and several struck Michigan. Come to learn about this improbable bombing campaign.

Wednesday,
October 9, 2019

Written in Stone: The Sanilac Petroglyphs

with Stacy Tchorzynski, Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

Back by popular demand! Archaeologist Stacy Tchorzinski returns for an encore presentation about the Sanilac Petroglyphs, the largest collection of Native-American rock carvings known in Michigan. Attendees will learn about the site through archaeological and tribal perspectives and find out about current plans to preserve and interpret this important place.

Registration for this History Hounds will be available soon.

Wednesday,
November 13, 2019

From Isolationist to Internationalist: Senator Arthur Vandenberg

with Hendrik Meijer, Meijer Inc.

Senator Arthur Vandenberg was a leading voice for isolationism during the 1930s, but his foreign policy views changed after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He then led the Republican Party into internationalism, supporting the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and NATO. Vandenberg’s leading biographer explores the life of this great Michigan statesman.

Registration for this History Hounds will be available soon.

Wednesday,
December 11, 2019

Of Art & Architecture: Pewabic Pottery

with Cara Catallo, Pewabic Pottery

In 1903, Mary Chase Perry Stratton and Horace Caulkins founded Pewabic Pottery in Detroit and changed the world of ceramics. Pewabic lamps, vessels, and architectural tiles earned the company worldwide fame. Pewabic tiles grace churches, libraries, museums, and public buildings. Come to learn about the heritage and influence of this historic pottery.

Registration for this History Hounds will be available soon.

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations less than one week before each lecture.

 

Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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