History Hounds® Lecture Series

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history-hound-logoAll History Hounds® presentations will be virtual until further notice.

If you enjoy “sniffing out” and exploring fascinating historical subjects, the Historical Society of Michigan’s History Hounds lecture series offers weekly in-depth presentations, allowing attendees to curl up with a myriad of historical topics.

Schedule

  • Evening lectures are presented on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Our Off the Leash History Hounds lectures come to you on Tuesdays at noon Eastern Time during weeks that don’t have a Wednesday evening program. Take a lunch break, and join us to take a bite out of some intriguing facets of our state’s history.

Details…

    • History Hounds is FREE for members of HSM. History Hounds is also free for members of HSM’s member organizations. If you are not a member but would like to become one, see our membership page.sponsor by mcaca
    • Nonmembers 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 or offer the lecture to its membership for free remote viewing.
    • The lecture and Q&As usually last about an hour. See the chart below for dates and times.
    • Registration for each lecture closes at 5 p.m. on Monday (for Tuesday programs) and at noon on Wednesday (for evening programs).
    • Instructions on how to remote-in to the lecture will be sent to attendees the day before each program to the email you use to register.

All times below are Eastern Time.

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

7 p.m.

Virtual

Nathan Bedford Forrest’s 1864 Railroad Raid

with Gene Salecker, Author

History Hounds

In September 1864, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest took 4,500 rebel cavalrymen on a raid to cut General Sherman’s two railroad supply lines to Atlanta. Join us to learn about Forrest’s encounter with the 18th Michigan Infantry, and the disastrous outcome of the Michigan regiment’s one and only major battle.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

12 p.m.

Virtual

From Alcona to Wexford: Naming Michigan’s Post-Statehood Counties

with Daniel Truckey, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, Northern Michigan University

History Hounds

How did Michigan’s counties get their names? Some counties, including Wayne, Monroe, and the “Cabinet Counties,” were christened before Michigan statehood, but what about later ones such as Crawford, Gogebic, and Wexford? Join us to learn the stories behind the Michigan county names origins.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

7 p.m.

Virtual

History in the Hills: The Haven Sanitarium

with Tiffany Dziurman, Rochester-Avon Historical Society

History Hounds

The Haven Sanitarium in Avon Township (now Rochester Hills) originated as a country residence. It became a leader in mental health hospital that operated from 1932 to 1968. Discover the story of the hospital that numbered among the world’s most sought-after mental health facilities for both doctors and patients.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

12 p.m.

Virtual

Freedom, Faith and Loyalty: The House of David in World War II

with Brian Carroll, Israelite House of David

History Hounds

Benton Harbor’s Israelite House of David religious order gained fame for its amusement park, baseball teams, long hair, and its prophet-founders Benjamin and Mary Purnell. Come learn about this pacifist order during World War II, including conscientious objectors, use of German POW labor, and Mary’s prophecies about the war’s outcome.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

7 p.m.

Virtual

USS Enterprise: The Voyage of Star Trek’s Filming Model

with Michael J. Bare, Model builder

History Hounds

The Starship Enterprise, like its famous crew, was an important “member” of the original 1960s television series. You’ll follow the Enterprise from its conception in 1964, to the construction of an 11-foot filming model, to its being put on display at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in 2016.

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

 

Historical Society of Michigan 7435 Westshire Dr., Lansing MI 48917
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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