Local History Events/Summer
Hack House Museum Tours
The Milan Area Historical society hosts tours of the Hack House Museum at 775 County St. in Milan each Friday from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Phone (734) 439-8693 or visit http://www.ci.milan.mi.us/Hack_House_Museum.htm to find out more.
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Tours
The birthplace of the Model T, the historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, is open on the first and third Saturdays of each month throughout the summer. Hours are from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Visitors sixteen and over pay a $10.00 admission fee. For further information, see their website at http://www.tplex.org/.
Flat Rock Historical Society Open House: Toys
The Flat Rock Historical Society is hosting an open house showcasing toys at the Munger General Store and Museum, located behind the Flat Rock Public Library, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Straits of Mackinac Shipwrecks
Join diver Tony Gramer at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum for an exciting multi-media presentation exploring the straits that have been the location of hundreds of shipwrecks. The presentation begins at 1:00 PM.
Thirty-Six Hours Adrift on Lake Huron: The Loss of the Schooner Corsair
Diver Tony Gramer continues exploring the Great Lakes with this multi-media presentation following “Straits of Mackinac Shipwrecks” at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum at 2:00 PM. Cost is $5.00 per person for one presentation or $8.00 for both. Reservation required at (313) 833-1801.
Curator’s Chat: Judy Levin Cantor
The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan is hosting a chat with one of Michigan’s From Haven to Home curators, Judy Levin Cantor, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Detroit Historical Museum at 5401 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. More information is available by calling (313) 833-1805.
June 13 & 14
Architects We Knew: Albert Kahn’s Legacy
The film “Architects We Knew: Albert Kahn’s Legacy” will be shown at 1:00 PM at the Detroit Historical Museum on both June 13 and 14. Admittance is free with regular museum admission. 5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. (313) 833-1805.
Wednesdays at Walker: Pack Your Wagon
Lenawee County’s historic stagecoach stop, Walker Tavern, hosts exciting educational programs each Wednesday. Learn about Michigan’s history and survival on the frontier with this program for adults and children from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Pre-register at 517-467-440. The price is $5.00 per person. Walker’s Tavern is located at the corner of US-12 and M-50, Cambridge Junction, in Irish Hills.Learn more about Walker Tavern here.
Author Series: Barry Stiefel
The author of “The Jewish Community of Metropolitan Detroit, 1945-2005” will be speaking at 6:00 PM at the Detroit Historical Museum. The museum is located at 5401 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Call (313) 833-1805 with any questions.
A De-Lovely Night in Grosse Pointe
Enjoy the music of the 1930s at this elegant black and white attire gathering at an estate dating to 1931 in Grosse Point Farms. For more information on this unique opportunity, hosted by the Grosse Pointe Historical Society, call (313) 884-7010 or email email@example.com.
Pie and Ice Cream Social
The newly restored porch of historic Ford-MacNichol Home in Wyandotte will be the setting of the Wyandotte Museum’s annual pie & ice cream social this year. The old fashioned fun and desserts begin at 12 noon and continue until 6 PM. For details, see www.wyandottemuseums.org or call 734-324-7284.
Mayfly Music Festival Fireworks Display
Gather at dusk at Wolverine Park on Toledo St. next to the Old Mill Museum for the fireworks display at Dundee’s Mayfly Festival. More information is available at
Walker Tavern Family Fun! Walk Through Time
A walk through time covering 200 years of Michigan history begins at 10:00 AM and continues through 4:00 PM at Walker Tavern in Irish Hills. Call (517) 467-4401 for more information. Walker’s Tavern is located at the corner of US-12 and M-50, Cambridge Junction, in Irish Hills. Learn more about Walker Tavern here.
June 27 & 28
Native American Pow Wow & Fireworks
Join the Leh-Nah-Weh tribe in this annual celebration in Tecumseh featuring Native American drumming, dancing, arts and crafts and more. Enjoy a fireworks display at dusk on Saturday. The Native American Pow Wow and Fireworks will be held at Cal Zorn Park, 300 W. Russell Road and Raisin Center Road. Contact Abel Cooper at (517) 263-3233 or see http://www.downtowntecumseh.com/downtown/native.htm for more details.
Wednesdays at Walker-Pioneer Cooking
Participants will prepare, cook and eat pioneer style meals cooked over an open fire in Irish Hills at Walker‘s Tavern! Program begins at 1:00 PM and ends at 3:00 PM. Cost is $5.00 per person; pre-registration is required. Phone (517) 467-4401 for further information. Walker’s Tavern is located at the corner of US-12 and M-50, Cambridge Junction, in Irish Hills. Learn more about Walker Tavern here.
Wednesdays at Walker: Feathercombing: A Lost Art
Visitors to Walker’s Tavern on this Wednesday will make a clay tile, utilizing the Feathercombing technique, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Cost is $5.00 per person; pre-registration is required. For more details, phone (517) 467-4401.Walker’s Tavern is located at the corner of US-12 and M-50, Cambridge Junction, in Irish Hills. Learn more about Walker Tavern here.
Historic Home and Garden Tour
A tour of Wyandotte’s historic gardens and buildings awaits participants of the Historic Home and Garden Tour from the Wyandotte Beautification Commission and the Wyandotte Museum. Depart from the Wyandotte Museum campus for the morning tour at 10:30 AM or at 1:00 PM for the afternoon tour on the Wyandotte Millennium trolley with periodic stops. Tickets are $12.00 per participant. Call 734-324-7284 or visit www.wyandottemuseums.com for additional information.
Wednesdays at Walker: Quilts in Pioneer Life
If you’ve ever wanted to take part in an old-fashioned pioneer quilting bee, you’ll have your chance at historic Walker Tavern in Irish Hills at 1:00 PM through 3:00 PM. Cost is $5.00 per person; pre-registration is required. For more details, phone (517) 467-4401.Walker’s Tavern is located at the corner of US-12 and M-50, Cambridge Junction, in Irish Hills. Learn more about Walker Tavern here.
Walker Tavern Family Fun! Walker on Wheels
View vintage cars and trucks, some older than 50 years old, at Walker Tavern in Irish Hills from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. For further information, call (517) 467-4401. Learn more about Walker Tavern here.
Wednesdays at Walker-On the Sauk Trail
Learn about and participate in Native American activities at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Walker Tavern. Admission is $5.00 per person and pre-registration is required. For further information, phone (517) 467-4401.Walker’s Tavern is located at the corner of US-12 and M-50, Cambridge Junction, in Irish Hills. Learn more about Walker Tavern here.
Victorian Mad Hatter Tea Party
Attend a Victorian party complete with scones and tea with Alice, the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter at 12 noon, 1:30 PM, or 3:00 PM at the historic Ford-MacNichol Home. This event is sponsored by the Wyandotte Historical Society and supports Oakwood Cemetery. Tickets are required and are $12.00 per person. Call 734-324-7284 or see www.wyandottemuseums.com for ticket information.
Wednesdays at Walker-Bring the Past to Life
Children and adults learn to be a Historic Interpreter with this fun program at Walker Tavern. The cost is $5.00 per person and pre-registration is required. For further information, phone (517) 467-4401..Learn more about Walker Tavern here.
Events Calendar compiled by Ronda Stiffler. Ronda writes from Monroe County and is a firm believer in preserving the past for future generations.
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