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In addition to all of our Historical Society of Michigan-hosted events, our online calendar is open for rolling submissions to all of our member local historical organizations and entities throughout Michigan. You must be logged in to our website in order to submit an event. For details or assistance in submitting an event for consideration to our online calendar, please email us at hsm@hsmichigan.org

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I Hope This Reaches You: An American Soldier's Account of World War I

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I Hope This Reaches You: An American Soldier’s Account of World War I begins in May 1917 with Byron Fiske Field, a pacifist student at Albion College, boarding a morning train bound for Detroit with one objective in mind: to help the United States win the war against Germany. Join the presenter to follow Field’s story through his written diaries, books, and more than 300 letters penned during the war.

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The Bearded Barnstormers: House of David Baseball

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In the first half of the twentieth century, the Israelite House of David—a religious commune in Benton Harbor, Michigan—was known all over North America for its barnstorming professional baseball teams. The bearded Christian Israelites, billed as a novelty act and dubbed “Whiskerinos” by sports journalists, were expert ballplayers who took to the road just prior to World War I. They entertained generations of fans with their offbeat look, humorous antics, famous “pepper game,” and fast-paced style of play.

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Michiganders on the Road: The Big Easy and the Mississippi Tour

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We're heading down the river to N'awlins! Join Michiganders on the Road as we explore the sites, sounds, and eats of New Orleans, its surrounding areas, and historic points of note on the southernmost parts near the Mississippi River. While the full tour itinerary is still being finalized, our tour will definitely include stops to the French Quarter, the World War II Museum, the Whitney Plantation, and Vicksburg Battlefield. 

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"Spring Into the Past" 2023 Tour of Small Museums

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Various museums in Barry, Eaton, Ionia, Kent, and Montcalm Counties

“Feeding the Family” is the theme selected for the 2023 “Spring Into the Past” tour of the Tri-River Historical Museum Network. Member museums will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, and from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, so people can visit multiple museums. This annual event received the 2021 Historical Society of Michigan State History Award for Special Events/Programs.  

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