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EVENTS

2017 Lecture & Concert Series

When: Sun April 23 2017 - Sun December 17 2017
Where: Port Sanilac
Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum presents the 2017 Lecture & Concert Series on Sundays at 3pm. Events are as follows: April 23rd: The Toledo War presented by Alan Naldrett, May 21: History of Passenger Pigeons in Michigan presented by Kyle Bagnall, June 11: Port Sanilac Choral Club, August 20: Great Lakes Passenger Ship Disasters presented by Wayne Kadar, September 17: Michigan on Fire: Great fires of 1871 and 1881 presented by Betty Sodders, October 15: William Henry Russell, Award-winning Classical Guitar Soloist, November 19: Bombs Away: profiles of Selfridge, Sawyer, and other airbases in Michigan, presented by Ric Mixter, December 17: Christmas Choral Concert at Saint Mary's Church under direction of Richard Cannon. The 2017 Lecture & Concert Series is free to the public. Donations are welcome. For more information call 810-622-9946 or visit www.sanilaccountymuseum.org.

Michigan in the Civil War

When: Wed July 26 2017
Where: South Lyon
The Green Oak Township Historical Society presents “Michigan in the Civil War.” Special program - Al and David Eicher presenting "Michigan in the Civil War." This presentation is unique in that it develops a month by month timeline of events in Michigan and at the Eastern battlefields. At the beginning of the war, in April of 1861, Michigan had about 1200 men and few officers in the State Militia. By January of 1865, nearly 89,000 Michigan soldiers had served in the war. This program in 77 minutes tells true stories about Michigan people and Governor Blair's search for troops to meet Lincoln's request. If you plan to attend please call M. Harrington at 248-446-0789, as seating is limited. The time for this event is 7pm, and it takes place at Historic Hall 10789 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, MI 48178. The cost is Free. For more information, call 248-446-0789.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

When: Sat July 29 2017
Where: Pontiac
The Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society presents “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social.” Enjoy music, tour Michigan Gov. Moses Wisner's 1850s mansion, check out the curiosity sale and take part in a host of activities for adults and kids. And, of course, sample some free ice cream. The time for this event is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it takes place at Pine Grove, 405 Cesar Chavez Ave.. The cost is $7 per person or $15 for a family of five. For more information, call (248) 338-6732 or visit www.ocphs.org or email office@ocphs.org.

Village of Manchester Sesquicentennial Celebration

When: Sat July 29 2017 - Mon August 7 2017
Where: Manchester
The Manchester Area Historical Society presents “Village of Manchester Sesquicentennial Celebration.” We are celebrating the 150th anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the incorporation of the Village of Manchester. Full details available at www.48158.com/150years or on Facebook at "Manchester Sesquicentennial Festival" The event takes place at various locations in the Village of Manchester. Certain events have admission fee. For more information, call 734-476-4565 or visit www.48158.com/150years.

Red Ball Express Road Rally

When: Sun July 30 2017
Where: Eastpointe
Sunday, July 30, 2017 8am to 3pm. Join us for a fun and educational scavenger hunt! Starting at the Military Museum in Eastpointe, this untimed road rally will take you to various defense related locations along the Van Dyke corridor and end at the Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township for food, fun & friendship! When: July 30, 2017 Cost: $25 per person, $40 Couple, $75 4-person team Pick your vehicle and assemble your team today! Food, Fun, Prizes! This is not a timed road rally, participants will be scored on questions about each of the sites visited, and each team should have at least one person with a “smart phone”. Teams would also benefit from having someone who is “Google Savvy” along for the ride. The age and type of vehicle you choose to take on the rally will also factor into your score. Vehicles will depart Eastpointe between 9-10am and should be at the Packard Proving Grounds by 12:30. Award ceremony will begin at 1:30 All types of people & vehicles welcome! Registration fee includes catered meal at the end of the rally. Proceeds from this event benifit the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum and the Historic Packard Proving Grounds.

Henry and Friends Dinner Theater Fundraiser with Russell Dore\'

When: Thu August 31 2017
Where: Belleville
The Belleville Area Historical Soicety presents “Henry and Friends Dinner Theater Fundraiser with Russell Dore'.” $25 per person includes a Henry's Favorite - Breakfast for Dinner: Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, and OJ. The time for this event is 6:30-9:30pm, and it takes place at WCCC Western Campus, 9555 Haggerty. For more information, call 734-697-1944 or email kdallos@provide.net.

Battle for Belleville

When: Fri September 1 2017
Where: Belleville
The Belleville Area Museum presents “Battle for Belleville.” World War II Reenactment on Main Street in front of the museum. The time for this event is 7pm, and it takes place at Belleville Area Museum, 405 Main St, Belleville, MI 48111. The cost is Free. For more information, call 734-697-1944 or email kdallos@provide.net.

Northville Heritage Festival

When: Fri September 15 2017 - Sun September 17 2017
Where: Northville
The Northville Historical Society presents “Northville Heritage Festival.” The Northville Heritage Festival begins on Friday, Sept 15 with the famous Victorian Parade thru the downtown including antique cars, the Warnerettes Drill Team and dozens of Victorian townspeople. Saturday begins with the Kiwanis pancake breakfast, Kids Zone, Art Fair, Maker Faire Car Show and Saloon,Eclipse Base Ball, live entertainment and more. On Sunday, the fun continues downtown while Historic Mill Race Village will open with Vintage photos, the Novi Brass Quintet, tours, games, a Victorian Cream Tea and the Great Duck Race! The time for this event is varied, and it takes place at Downtown Northville and Mill Race Village 215 Griswold, Northville, MI. For more information, call (248) 349-7640 or visit www.northvilleheritagefest.com.

Annual Harvest Festival

When: Sun September 17 2017
Where: Ann Arbor
The Pittsfield Township Historical Society presents the “Annual Pittsfield Township Harvest Festival.” Join the society at this annual family event that celebrates the history of the local community. Put on by Pittsfield Township and the society, there will be historic displays, a petting farm, entertainment, hay rides, games, and tours of the historic buildings. Don't miss the bake sale fundraiser to benefit the Pittsfield Township Historical Society. This is event is from 2-5PM. For more information, call (734) 668-2607 or visit www.pittsfieldhistory.org.

21st Annual Orphan Car Show

When: Sun September 17 2017
Where: Ypsilanti
The Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum presents “21st Annual Orphan Car Show.” Over 200 'orphan' vehicles displayed at the 21st Annual Orphan Car Show--the original! This is a pre-registered, judged event and this year's feature is the "Orphans of Ford Motor Company"--Edsel, Mercury, Mark II. Pre-1990's vehicles are also exhibited--Hudson, Corvair, Kaiser-Frazer, Overland, Willys... The time for this event is 9:00am-4:00pm, and it takes place at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The cost is $6 at the gate for spectators. For more information, call 734-482-5200 or visit www.YpsiAutoHeritage.org.

Caseville Classic Car Show

When: Sat September 23 2017
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Caseville Classic Car Show.” Cars are on display on the streets. Streets are closed at corner of Prospect and Ash. Classic memorabilia on display in the museum as well. Classic Rock DJ, 50/50 drawings & prizes. Plaques and prizes awarded. The time for this event is 10 am - 3 pm, and it takes place at Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect St. The cost is a $10 regestration beginning at 10 am. For more information, call 989-856-9090, email chscm@comcast.net, or visit casevillemuseum.org.

Aromatherapy History

When: Wed September 27 2017
Where: Orchard Lake
The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Aromatherapy History.” Sponsored with the West Bloomfield Township Library and hosted at the society’s Orchard Lake Museum, this free event details the history of aromatherapy. The event is presented by Kirsten Douglass, who will share the history of essential oil use as well as modern day applications of aromatherapy. This event is at 7:30PM and is not during the museum’s normal hours. Admission is free. For more information, call (248) 757-2451 or visit www.gwbhs.org.

39th Annual North American Labor History Conference

When: Thu October 19 2017 - Sat October 21 2017
Where: Detroit
The North American Labor History Conference presents the “39th Annual North American Labor History Conference.” Conference sessions will focus on how labor and working-class history is remembered by and interpreted for public audiences around the world. The event will be held at Wayne State University. For more information visit: http://www.clas.wayne.edu/nalhc/.

Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon

When: Sun October 22 2017
Where: South Lyon
The Green Oak Township Historical Society presents “Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon.” Susan Nenadic presenting "Ghost Hunting" for the annual meeting. If you plan to attend, please call M. Harrington at 248-446-0789, as seating is limited. The time for this event is 1pm, and it takes place at Historic Hall, 10789 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, MI 48178.

Harvest Fest Fall Dinner & Auction

When: Sun November 12 2017
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Harvest Fest Fall Dinner & Auction.” The dinner will be presented in the Caseville Historical Museum main floor. Prepared by J.D. Barbequeit, the dinner is limited to 32 persons. Following the dinner will be a fun and lively auction. The time for this event is 1 - 3 pm, and it takes place at Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect St. Admission is $25. For more information, call 989-856-9090, visit casevillemuseum.org, or email chscm@comcast.net.

EXHIBITS

Free Admission to Cranbrook Gardens

When: Mon May 15 2017 - Tue October 31 2017
Where: Bloomfield Hills
The Cranbrook House & Gardens presents Free Admission to Cranbrook Gardens. Stroll through the Sunken Garden, discover a garden folly on The Mountain, and take a moment to unwind by the Reflecting Pool. Enjoy all 40 acres of our gardens - featuring extensive plantings, fountains, statuary, lakes and streams - as they evolve from spring through fall! The Gardens are open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and is located at Cranbrook House & Gardens: 380 Lone Pine Road. The cost is Free and is provided courtesy of presenting sponsor, PNC Bank, and sponsors, All Seasons Independent Living, Neighborhood SEEN, and Roberts Restaurant Group. For more information, call 248.645.3147 or visit: http://housegardens.cranbrook.edu.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

When: Tue May 23 2017 - Sun September 3 2017
Where: Flint
Journey back in time to 1912 with a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. Experience the life of Titanic, moving through the ship's construction to life on board, the ill-fated sinking, and amazing artifact recovery efforts. Explore re-created rooms and encounter the freezing iceberg wall. Discover countless stories of heroism and humanity, as well as over 100 artifacts recovered from the sea floor. In the Memorial Gallery, scan the memorial wall with your boarding pass to discover whether your passenger and traveling companions survived or perished. The exhibit will be open Monday-Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12-5pm. The exhibit is held at Sloan Museum, 1221 E Kearsley Street, Flint. The cost is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for youth (ages 2-11), $5 for museum members, and free for ages 1 and under. To reserve tickets, please visit SloanMuseum.org or call 810-237-3450.

WWI-Polar Bear Expedition

When: Sun June 4 2017 - Mon September 4 2017
Where: Port Sanilac
The Sanilac County Historical Society presents “WWI-Polar Bear Expedition.” This display commemorates the soldiers from Sanilac County who were involved in the fighting for the Russian Czar, against the Bolshevik army in Northern Russia, during the First World War. The soldiers who served in this conflict have come to be known as the “Polar Bear” regiment because of the cold northern climate in which they were stationed. Over 100 soldiers were from Sanilac County. The time for this event is 11 AM-4PM, and it takes place at during museum hours. Adults are $10 for the Mansion and $15 for the entire Village. For more information, call: 810-622-9146 or visit: www.sanilaccountymuseum.

The Polar Bears of Sanilac

When: Sun June 4 2017 - Mon September 4 2017
Where: Port Sanilac
The Sanilac County Historical Museum and Village presents “The Polar Bears of Sanilac.” ‘The Polar Bears', a display regarding WWI Battalion, 339th US Infantry Regiment sent to Siberia. American Expeditionary Force in Archangel Russia had approx. 104 residents of Sanilac County. Free lecture June 4, 3pm by Mike Grobbel Pres. Detroit's Polar Bear Memorial Assoc. The time for this event is 10am to 4:30pm Wednesday thru Sunday, and it takes place at Sanilac County Historical Museum and Village. The cost is Lecture free, early arrival advised as max space is 90 seats; Daily Museum Mansion adm. $8 For more information, call 810/622-9946 or visit sanilaccountymuseum.org.

Preston Tucker and His Dream Car

When: Mon June 19 2017 - Sat September 30 2017
Where: Lincoln Park
The Lincoln Park Historical Society presents “Preston Tucker and His Dream Car.” A special exhibit honoring former Lincoln Park resident, and one time motorcycle cop, Preston Tucker, and his Tucker '48 automobile, on the occasion of the car's 70th anniversary. The story of the car - unveiled to the world on June 19, 1947 before 5,000 curious and enthusiastic observers, dealers, distributors, investors, and the press - is now legendary. The Lincoln Park exhibit will utilize numerous items on loan from the collections of the Tucker Automobile Club of America to tell the story of Tucker and his dream car. The time for this event is 1pm-6pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and it takes place at Lincoln Park Historical Museum 1335 Southfield Rd Lincoln Park MI 48146. The cost is Free admission. For more information, call 313-386-3137 or email lpmuseum@gmail.com.

Cheeseburger in Caseville Museum

When: Fri August 11 2017 - Sun August 20 2017
Where: Caseville
The Historical Society of Caseville presents “Cheeseburger in Caseville Museum.” The Caseville museum turns into the Cheeseburger Festival Museum. With a special "What Is It?" contest. Can you identify the items from by-gone years used in homes, businesses, farming and industries? A fun event for the whole family especially Mom, Dad, and Grandparents. The time for this event is Noon - 4:30 pm, and it takes place at Caseville Historical Museum, 6733 Prospect St. The event is free. For more information, call 989-856-9090, email chscm@comcast.net, or visit casevillemuseum.org.
 

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