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EVENTS

Port Oneida Driving Tour

When: Wed June 28 2017 - Wed August 16 2017
Where: Port Oneida
The Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear presents “Port Oneida Driving Tour.” Learn the history of this 1800s agricultural community by exploring 4-5 of the 18 farmsteads with our tour guide. Car pool or drive individually to each farm. The time for this event is 10am- noon, and it takes place at Olsen Farm. For more information, call 317-441-9117.

"The Women of Port Oneida" Impromptu Barn Talks

When: Sat July 1 2017 - Tue August 1 2017
Where: Port Oneida
The Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear presents “"The Women of Port Oneida" Impromptu Barn Talks.” Learn about how the women of Port Oneida played a major role of life on the farm. The time for this event is 11am- afternoon, and it takes place at Olsen Farm. For more information, visit www.phsb.com.

Tragedies of the Times

When: Fri July 14 2017 - Fri July 28 2017
Where: Port Oneida
The Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear presents “Tragedies of the Times.” The 1800s and early 1900s had special challenges of the time related to fires, shipwrecks, accidents, drownings, mental health issues, and more. Learn about why some of these were so common as well as some uncommon incidents. The time for this event is 7-9pm, and it takes place at Olsen Farm. For more information, visit www.phsb.org.

It's Not Our War

When: Thu August 10 2017
Where: Benzonia
The Benzie Area Historical Society presents “It's Not Our War.” Jane Purkis, Museum researcher, will speak on the people who were against WWI including Henry Ford, Jane Addams, and Woodrow Wilson himself. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at Mills Community House on US-31. A $5 donation is recommended. For more information, call (231) 882-5539 or visit www.benziemuseum.org.

Second Annual Club Ponytail: A Reunion Party

When: Thu August 24 2017
Where: Harbor Springs
The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society presents “Second Annual Club Ponytail: A Reunion Party.” The Historical Society invites you to relive the glory days of northern Michigan's most popular teen club at our second annual Club Ponytail: A Reunion Party. Held at Nub's Nob Ski Area, this throwback party of the summer will feature live music, a picnic dinner, memorabilia and more. To complement our reunion party, we are thrilled to welcome back historian Rick Wiles to present "Clubbing in the Northland," a look back at the history of Clubs Manitou and Ponytail. His talk will be on Thursday, August 3 at 5:30pm at the History Museum. It takes place at Nub's Nob Ski Area, 500 Nubs Nob Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. The cost is $5 for adults and free for current Historical Society members. For more information, call 231-526-9771 or email info@harborspringshistory.org.

Animals in the Civil War: Beyond Old Abe and Traveller

When: Thu September 7 2017
Where: Elk Rapids
The Elk Rapids Area Historical Society presents “Animals in the Civil War: Beyond Old Abe and Traveller.” Speaker: Bea Freidlander, JD. Former long-serving member of the Plymouth [Michigan] Historical Museum Board Similar to the personal caring for domestic animals in today's society, animals figured prominently in the lives of people during the Civil War. The more famously known animals during the Civil War were Old Abe, the 8th Wisconsin's eagle mascot, and Traveller, General Robert E. Lee's horse. Friedlander's talk will include anecdotes about famous and lesser known individual animals, and the countless unnamed animals who served. The time for this event is 7:00 p.m., and it takes place at At the Museum, 301 Traverse Street (on corner of Pine Street). The cost is Free, Donations Accepted. For more information, visit http://elkrapidshistory.org/september_7th_2017_program.aspx.

Little Traverse Lighthouse Tour

When: Sat October 14 2017
Where: Harbor Springs
The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society presents “Little Traverse Lighthouse Tour.” This fall the Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of our popular public tour of the Little Traverse Lighthouse on Harbor Point! The tour will take place all day on Saturday, October 14, 2017. If you are interested in the tour please contact the Historical Society at (231) 526-9771. Tickets are $40 per person and are nonrefundable. When you call to make your reservation a Historical Society staff member will provide you with more details regarding tour times and guidelines.

EXHIBITS

Gone to the Colors: Benzie and WW 1

When: Sat May 27 2017 - Sat October 14 2017
Where: Benzonia
The Benzie Area Historical Museum presents "Gone to the Colors: Benzie and WW 1" With the entry of the U. S. oWW1 on April 6, 1917, Benzie County residents were actively and intimately involved with "The Great War for Civilization." This exhibit features uniforms, other military gear, photos, posters, sheet music and a wide variety of documents reflecting a sometimes mixed reaction to an involvement in a worldwide war. Of special interest in the local connection with the Polar Bears, a unit comprised of many Michigan men, who were fighting in Russia after the 1917 Russian revolution. In conjunction with this exhibit, we are presenting three lectures related to the war. Two have already been presented-- 'The Christmas Truce" by Brian McCall and "Benzie's Polar Bears" by Andy Bolander. "It's Not Our War," on the objections and conflicting opinions about the war will be presented by Jane Purkis in August. The exhibit will end October 14. http://www.benziemuseum.org/events.html

9th Annual Fine Art Photography Exhibition

When: Fri August 11 2017 - Mon August 14 2017
Where: Charlevoix
The Charlevoix Historical Society presents “9th Annual Fine Art Photography Exhibition.” Please join us for Charlevoix Photography Club's 9th Annual Fine Art Photography Exhibition. The event takes place at Charlevoix Depot. For more information, visit: www.chxhistory.com.
 

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