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EVENTS

Cranbrook House Docent Training

When: Tue March 7 2017 - Tue April 25 2017
Where: Bloomfield Hills
The Cranbrook House & Gardens presents “Cranbrook House Docent Training.” Join our docent training class of 2017 to help connect visitors from all around the world with Cranbrook House. Share the story of the Booth family, their vision for Cranbrook, and their passion for the Arts & Crafts movement, as you guide guests though the first floor of the English Tudor estate. The time for this event is 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and it takes place at Cranbrook House: 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. There is no cost for docent training but participants must become members of Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary prior to being certified as a docent. For more information, call 248.645.3149 or visit/email https://housegardens.cranbrook.edu/events/2017-03/cranbrook-house-docent-training.

Third Thursday Lectures and Pizza Party

When: Thu March 16 2017 - Thu June 15 2017
Where: Belleville
The following Lectures occur on the Third Thursdays of the Month from 6-8pm: March 16th: "The Dodge Brothers" hosted by the Belleville District Library (Free to all) April 20th: "Tri-Community Civil War Heroes" Presented by: Bring our Boys Home. Belleville Area Museum ($5 non-members) May 18th: "Sauk Trail, US 12, and Detroit-Chicago Road Part II" w/ John Geisler Belleville Area Museum ($5 non-members) June 15th: "Alaskan Inside Passage" w/ Al and Dave Eicher Belleville Area Museum ($5 non-members) Museum located at 405 Main Street, Belleville, MI 48111. For more information call 734-697-1944 or email kdallos@provide.net.

Spring Wildflower Walk

When: Sat April 22 2017 - Sat April 29 2017
Where: Royal Oak
The Royal Oak Historical Society presents “Spring Wildflower Walk.” Park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance. We will be looking for Red & White Trillium, blue & yellow violets, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bloodroot, Trout Lily, Wild Geranium, Spice Bush, Spring Beauty, Wood Poppy, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, & Wood Anemone and more. There is no pre registration or cost for this walk. The time for this event is 2pm, and it takes place at Tenhave Woods. For more information, visit: www.royaloakhistoricalsociety.org.

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.

Farmington Junction: A Trolley History

When: Wed April 26 2017
Where: Bloomfield
The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Farmington Junction: A Trolley History.” Take a journey into the past with local historian, Brian Golden, as you explore the interurban. Learn about this light-rail system that ran from downtown Detroit, through Farmington, and then to Pontiac. Sponsored with the West Bloomfield Library. No charge. The time for this event is 7 pm, and it takes place at West Bloomfield Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Rd. The cost is Free. For more information, call 248.757.2451, email contact@gwbhs.org or visit: http://www.gwbhs.org/events/.

Of Cockroaches and TreesOf Cockroaches and Trees

When: Wed May 3 2017
Where: Royal Oak
The Royal Oak Historical Society presents “Of Cockroaches and Trees: The Outlook for Ash in Southeastern Michigan in the Aftermath of Emerald Ash Borer.” Join Dr. Dan Kashian, Associate Professor at Wayne State University, for a look at Emerald ash borer 15 years after its introduction and devastation of the ash tree in our forests and yards. Emerald ash borer (EAB) has killed millions of trees near its introduction point in southeastern Michigan, and many have predicted the elimination of ash from the landscape. Almost 15 years after the introduction of EAB, however, we still find ash in the "aftermath" forests, as surviving trees and sprouts, both of which are producing an abundance of seed a The time for this event is 7:30pm, and it takes place at Royal Oak Middle School (709 N Washington). For more information, visit: www.royaloakhistoricalsociety.org.

From Dust till Dawn Tour & Lunch

When: Fri May 5 2017
Where: Bloomfield Hills
The Cranbrook House & Gardens presents “From Dust till Dawn Tour & Lunch.” Travel back in time and join the ranks of the Cranbrook House staff on this tour exploring the vital role 'the help' played in running the estate a century ago. The time for this event is 11am, and it takes place at Cranbrook House: 380 Lone Pine Road. The cost is General Admission: $45 each | Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members: $35 each. For more information, call 2486453149 or visit http://housegardens.cranbrook.edu/events/tours.

General Meeting and Potluck

When: Sun May 7 2017
Where: South Lyon
The Green Oak Township Historical Society presents “General Meeting and Potluck.” Gneral Meeting and potluck Luncheon. Judi and Keith DesRosiers presenting information on bees. They plan to show us how their "Busy Buzzing Bees" make honey. 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. The cost is Free. For more information, call 248-446-0789.

58th Annual Meeting and presentation of Leonard N Simons History Award

When: Wed May 10 2017
Where: West Bloomfield
The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan presents “58th Annual Meeting and presentation of Leonard N Simons History Award.” Join the JHSM for the 58th Annual Meeting of the Jewish HIstorical Society of Michigan and presentation of the 2017 Leonard N. Simons Hisotry Award to Aimee Ergaas, Historian and Archivist. Featuring True Tales of Jewish Heroes and Sheroes. The time for this event is 7:30pm, and it takes place at Temple Kol Ami, 5085 Walnut Lake Road West Bloomfield. The cost is $40 per person. For more information, visit: https://form.jotform.us/70673794124158?utm_source=March+2017_ann+meeting%2C+memoir%2C+tigers&utm_campaign=april+newsletter&utm_medium=email.

Pond Life

When: Sat May 13 2017
Where: Royal Oak
The Royal Oak Historical Society presents “Pond Life.” Park at Lexington/Marais lot & meet at Lexington entrance. We will be sampling the vernal pond for what is living in it. We will have viewing trays to examine what we find. For those interested small aquarium nets will be available for you to catch your own pond life and have us identify. Come and learn about the interesting aquatic wildlife of Dragonfly Pond. There is no pre registration or cost for this program. The time for this event is 2pm, and it takes place at Tenhave Woods. For more information, visit: www.royaloakhistoricalsociety.org.

American Romanian Festival String Quartet Concert

When: Sat May 13 2017
Where: Garden City
The Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum presents “American Romanian Festival String Quartet Concert.” Marian Tanau, violinist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, founded the American Romanian Festival in 2005 and performs with his string quartet in the intimate setting of the Grande Parlour of the Straight Farmhouse on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm. It takes place at Straight Farmhouse, 6221 Merriman Rd., Garden City, MI 48135. The cost is Tickets are $30 per person. Limited to 55 guests. For more information, call (734) 838-0650 or visit www.sfhonline.org.

Apple Island Tours

When: Sat May 20 2017 - Sun May 21 2017
Where: West Bloomfield
The The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society presents “Apple Island Tours.” Take a pontoon boat ride across Orchard Lake to Apple Island. Guests tour the island at their own pace, with volunteer guides providing commentary at select locations. FREE ACTIVITIES at the Orchard Lake Museum. Presenters: spinning, early outboard motors. Hands-on activities: farm chores, outdoor games. The MSPS Reenactment Group presents the story of the original surveys and a surveying camp from the 1820’s, including authentic instruments, equipment and stories. First come, first served and no reservations. 3:30 p.m last departure. The time for this event is 10-3:30 pm,, and it takes place at Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road. 3:30 p.m. is last departure to the island. $15 adult ticket donation, $10 child 5-12 years ticket donation (no kids under 5). $5 GWBHS and Time Travelers members ticket donation. For more information, call 248.757.2451 or visit http://www.gwbhs.org/apple-island

Mushroom Walk

When: Sat May 27 2017
Where: Royal Oak
The Royal Oak Historical Society presents “Mushroom Walk.” Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the park entrance. Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walk. Anyone with an interest in learning more about mushrooms and other fungi of the urban woods is welcome. There is no pre-registration or cost for this walk. The time for this event is 10am, and it takes place at Tenhave Woods. For more information, visit: www.royaloakhistoricalsociety.org.

Celebrate a Soldier

When: Sun May 28 2017
Where: Canton
The Canton Historical Society presents “Celebrate a Soldier.” Come place a flower on the grave of a fallen Canton Soldier to show your appreciation on Memorial Day weekend. This event is free and open to the public. The time for this event is 2-Dec, and it takes place at Cherry Hill Cemetery.

5th Annual Museum Car Show

When: Fri June 9 2017
Where: Eastpointe
The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society presents “5th Annual Museum Car Show.” Join us for the 5th Annual Museum Car Show. It will be an event you won't want to miss! The time for this event is 3:30-8pm, and it takes place at Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society 16600 Stephens Rd., Eastpointe, MI 48021-0137. The cost: Ages 16 and over: $ 5.00, Families (2 adults and children under 16):$ 7.00; Seniors, Military and Students with ID: $ 3.00; Children under 16 Accompanied by an adult:FREE. For more information, call 586-872-2581 or visit http://www.mimths.org/Events.html.

Holocaust Education Seminar

When: Mon July 10 2017 - Sat July 15 2017
Where: Farmington Hills
The Holocaust Educators Network of Michigan presents “Holocaust Education Seminar.” This weekly seminar is designed for Michigan teachers to explore the historical content of the Holocaust and other genocides, and to work together to explore effective teaching strategies for delivering instruction in SS and E/LA classrooms. We explore primary documents and artifacts, work with content experts and Holocaust survivors. This program allows educators to develop as both students and teachers of the difficult content of the history of the Holocaust and other genocides. The event takes place at Holocaust Memorial Center - Zekelman Family Campus. Registration required. For more information, call 269-628-4715 or visit: www.henofmichigan.com.

Michigan in the Civil War

When: Wed July 19 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." 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.

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.

EXHIBITS

Anne Frank: A History for Today

When: Fri January 20 2017 - Sun June 4 2017
Where: Farmington Hills
The Holocaust Memorial Center presents "Anne Frank: A History for Today." Develped by the Anne Frank House and sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, this exhibit tells the story of Anne Frank and her family before, during, and after the rise of the Nazis. Visitors will learn how people were persecuted by various political decisions and the actions of individuals. Special docent-led exhibit tours will be held February 26, April 9, and May 7. For more information, call (248) 553-2400 or visit holocaustcenter.org.

Out of the Ordinary: Gems and Oddities in the Clements Library

When: Fri January 20 2017 - Fri April 28 2017
Where: Ann Arbor
The William L. Clements Library presents "Out of the Ordinary: Gems and Oddities in the Clements Library." The four Clements Library curators have each contributed a selection of interesting, remarkable, or peculiar items to this exhibit. The result is an eclectic mix of paper and realia. As a celebration of the return of the Clements collection to 909 South University Avenue, visitors are invited to examine a few of the oddball items that have turned up the library. Exhibits are open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (734) 764-2347 or visit clements.umich.edu.

The Art and Science of Healing: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

When: Fri February 10 2017 - Sun April 30 2017
Where: Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan, The William L. Clements Library presents “The Art and Science of Healing: From Antiquity to the Renaissance.” This exhibition, hosted by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Library, explores the early history of Western medicine as illustrated by a broad selection of archaeological artifacts, papyri, medieval manuscripts, and early printed books. The Clements Library's 12th century manuscript of Epitoma rei militaris by Flavius Vegetius Renatus will be on display. The time for this event is Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and it takes place at William L. Clements Library, 909 S. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190. The cost is Free. For more information, call (734) 764-2347 or visit http://clements.umich.edu/events.php.

Tall Tales and Folklore: Exploring Michigan's Traditional Stories

When: Wed March 1 2017 - Sat May 6 2017
Where: Clinton Township
The Albert L Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College presents “Tall Tales and Folklore: Exploring Michigan's Traditional Stories.” Michigan folklore is rich and creative. It includes characters like Paul Bunyan, mysteries like Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance, and a legacy of folksongs. The Lorenzo Cultural Center’s exhibit examines the stories and traditional lore that help shape Michigan’s rich culture. Included will be a traveling exhibit from Michigan State University Museum, artifacts from local museums and collectors and juried artworks along with a variety of speakers, and performers. The time for this event is Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10am - 4pm; Thur. 10am - 8pm, and it takes place at Albert L. Lorenzo Cultural Center 44575 Garfield Road Clinton Township, MI USA 48038-1139. The cost is Free. For more information, call 586.445.7348 or visit http://www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com/programming/index.html.

Anne Frank: A History for Today

When: Fri March 3 2017 - Sun June 4 2017
Where: Farmington Hills
The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus presents “Anne Frank: A History for Today.” This powerful exhibit, tells the story of the Frank family before, during and after the rise of the Nazis. Its shows how people were persecuted by political decisions and by the actions of those individuals. The exhibit is open during museum hours and free with admission or membership. Special docent-led Exhibit Tours are available for the following dates: March 6 and April 3 at 7 pm; May 7 and June 4 at 1:30 pm. Space is limited - RSVP to 248-553-2400, ext 110. The exhibit takes place at Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. The cost is Free with Admission or Membership. For more information, call 248-553-2400.

Unseen Enemies: Two Pandemics that Touched Monroe

When: Thu March 16 2017 - Sun May 28 2017
Where: Monroe
The Monroe County Museum presents “Unseen Enemies: Two Pandemics that Touched Monroe.” The most dangerous enemies are ones that can't be seen with the naked eye. From 1834 until 1955, Monroe County experienced its own series of pandemics: cholera and the Spanish flu. This exhibit will explore the devastating and deadly effects each pandemic had on Monroe County life and history. This exhibit is part of One Book One Community of Monroe County and it is free and open to the public. For additional information on programs or exhibits, please call 734.240.7780, or visit MonroeCountyMuseum.com. The exhibit takes place at Monroe County Museum, 126 South Monroe Street, Monroe.

Lakeland Artists Spring Show

When: Tue April 4 2017 - Fri May 5 2017
Where: Grand Haven
The Tri-Cities Historical Museum presents “Lakeland Artists Spring Show.” The museum is excited to once again host the Lakeland Artists Spring Show this April at the Akeley Building. The show features a variety of different mediums including watercolors, oil paintings and lithographs, all produced by local artists. This juried art show is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy! A public reception will be held on Friday, April 7 from 6-8pm. The time for this event is during museum hours, and it takes place at Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417. The cost is Free, Donations Accepted. For more information, call or visit/email https://www.tri-citiesmuseum.org/.

Moving Parts: Manufacturing in the Tri-Cities Exhibit Opening

When: Thu May 18 2017
Where: Grand Haven
The Tri-Cities Historical Museum presents “Moving Parts: Manufacturing in the Tri-Cities Exhibit Opening.” This new exhibit will explore the history of manufacturing in the Tri-Cities as well as what products are still being made here today. The history of manufacturing in the area raches back to 1838, with the creation of the Sheldon Tannery. Although businesses have come and gone, manufacturers of all sizes have played an imporatnat role in the development of the Tri-Cities. Moving Parts will tell their stories. Members-Only Reception to kick-off the Exhibit includes a ribbon cutting ceremony. The time for this event is 6-8pm, and it takes place at Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417. For more information, call or visit/email https://www.tri-citiesmuseum.org/.
 

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