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EVENTS

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.

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.

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.

Springfield Oaks Historical Tour

When: Wed May 31 2017 - Thu June 1 2017
Where: Davisburg
The Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreative presents “Springfield Oaks Historical Tour.” Visit the Ellis Barn and Davis House for a Historical Tour. The Tour also includes a BBQ luncheon with Iced Tea and Lemonade. The time for this event is 10-2pm, and it takes place at Springfield Oaks, 12450 Andersonville Rd. The cost is $22/person. Pre-register and pay by May 12th. No refunds. For more information, call 248-424-7081 or email Adaptive@oakgov.com.

Tour of the Cornwall House

When: Thu June 1 2017
Where: Flint
The Genesee County Historical Society presents “Tour of the Cornwall House.” Join us for a tour of the Cornwall House. Mr. Cornwall was the owner of the Cornwall Whip Socket Co. The elaborate wood work in the house is said to have been made by the students at Michigan School for the Deaf. The house is currently being used for offices. Meet in the parking lot by 6PM. The time for this event is 6pm, and it takes place at the parking Lot of the Cornwall House - corner of Grand Traverse and Third Street.

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.

Gordon Hall Days - A Country Fair

When: Sat June 17 2017 - Sun June 18 2017
Where: Dexter
The Dexter Area Historical Society presents “Gordon Hall Days - A Country Fair.” Spend some time on Father’s Day weekend at an old-time country fair. Guided tours of historic Gordon Hall, midway games for kids of all ages, Lil Conductor Train rides, the Michigan Pedal Pullers with mini-tractor pulls, Colors the Clown, Kids Music Emporium, Pie Auction. See website for specific times. Also, “Tea With Style – Fashions From the Titanic” – Saturday June 17 at 1:00 pm. Reservation required. Models will sport daywear featured in the best French fashion magazines of the time and evening wear possibly seen on the great ship. The time for this event is 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, and it takes place at Gordon Hall, 8341 Island Lake Rd, at the corner of Dexter-Pinckney Rd. Entrance cost is a donation of $5/person or $15/car for Gordon Hall Days, $10 for the Tea. For more information, call 734-426-2519 or visit: www.dexterhistory.org/upcoming-events.

Operation Cobra WWII Re-enactment

When: Sat July 8 2017 - Sun July 9 2017
Where: Chesterfield
The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society presents “Operation Cobra WWII Re-enactment.” The event theme is Operation Cobra, the offensive that allowed the Allied powers to breakout of the Normandy landing areas and push toward the heart of France in July 1944. Our event has attractions for everyone. Spectators get up and close to the action with a WWII battle reenactment that pits the American GI against the German Army. Our WWII period encampment and displays educate the public on the gear that soldiers need in the field. The time for this event is 10-5pm on Saturday, 10-3pm on Sunday, and it takes place at Chesterfield Historic Village on 47275 Sugarbush Rd. The event is open to the public. For more information, visit: mimths.org.

Ford Piquette Ave Plant Tour

When: Sat July 8 2017
Where: South Lyon
The Green Oak Township Historical Society presents “Ford Piquette Ave Plant Tour.” Join us for a tour of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. You will see a well preserved early 20th century automobile factory where the Model T was created. We will meet in the GOTHS parking lot at 10:15am, carpooling to the plant. We will eat lunch after the tour and then return to GOTHS. The time for this event is 10:15AM Meet-up, and it takes place at 461 Piquette Street. For more information, call 248-446-0789.

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.

First Annual Rendez-vous at Ste. Anne de Detroit

When: Sun September 10 2017
Where: Detroit
The Ste Anne de Detroit Catholic Parish presents “First Annual Rendez-vous at Ste. Anne de Detroit.” The event will include: French Canadian music featuring Marcel Beneteau, Trois Bouffons and Jackie Robitaille, French Canadian food, Native American music and dancing featuring Spirits Rising, French Canadian and Native American Heritage tent, Children's tent with crafts and games, Wine tasting tent; artisans, raffle, and silent auction. Sponsorship Opportunities are available. The time for this event is Noon to 6:30pm, and it takes place at Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Parish, 1000 Ste. Anne Ste. For more information visit: http://www.ste-anne.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.

Photographica Show

When: Sun November 5 2017
Where: Royal Oak
The Michigan Photographic Historical Society presents “Photographica Show.” The photographic sale will offer vintage cameras and images. Find a photo friend! The time for this event is 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and it takes place at Royal Oak Elks Hall, 2401 E 4th Street. The cost is $6, Students free w/ID. For more information, call 248-549-6026 or email: motz48073@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

"Our Town" Photography Exhibition

When: Fri May 12 2017 - Fri June 9 2017
Where: Ann Arbor
The Argus Museum presents “Our Town” Photography Exhibition. The Argus Museum is excited about the upcoming photography exhibition showcasing work by Ann Arbor-based French photographer, Marc-Grégor Campredon and Michigan native, Andy Shields. Their photos “are made of sudden meetings full of coincidence where the light bounces in and out of elements to reveal what makes Detroit, well…Detroit – a place like no other.” The exhibit is held at Argus Museum, 525 West William Street. The cost is Free, donations accepted. We encourage you to RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-of-the-exhibition-the-town-tickets-33954938134. For more information, call 734-769-0770, email: cchidester@onealconstruction.com or visit: https://www.facebook.com/Argus-Museum-513899468693713/.

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.
 

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