2011 Metro-Detroit & SE Michigan History-related Event Calendar

33rd International Tug Boat Race June 25. Photo: S. Tomlinson / TugRace.com

2011 Metro Detroit / SE Michigan History Related Events and Things-To-Do

compiled in part by Ronda Stiffler

If you’d like to list your event, please email details to: k[underscore]risko[at]yahoo[dot]com

Ongoing

When: Through October 2, 2011
What: Exhibit Fashion & the Automobile
Where: Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, Inc. 461 Piquette Avenue, Detroit
Further information: www.facebook.com/pages/Fashion-and-the-Automobile-An-Exhibit-in-10-Eras/203914872984602

When: Through Sep 30 2011
What: Marvin Gaye: The Motown Years 1960 – 1982
Where: Motown Historical Museum, Detroit
Further information: http://www.motownmuseum.com

When: Through Jun 19, 2011
What: The Test: Tuskegee Airmen Project Exhibit
Where: 315 East Warren, Detroit
Further information: (313) 494-5800

When: Through July 10, 2011
What: Barsamian: 20 Years – Searching for the Answer Exhibit
Where: The Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington
Further information: (248) 553-2400
 
When: Through Dec. 30, 2011
What: 70 Years of Jeep Exhibit
Where: Walter P. Chrysler Museum, One Chrysler Drive, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Further information: www.wpchryslermuseum.org

June

when: Jun 5, 2011. Noon to 5 PM
what: Corktown Historical Home & Garden Tour (Reprised after 5 years of not hosting tour!)
Where: Corktown
Further information: http://corktownhistoric.org/index.php/corktown-historical-home-a-garden-tour-2011-tickets

when: Jun 8, 2011.6 PM
what: Scholar Series. Co-author Steve Babson discusses life and work of Ernie Goodman, a preeminent attorney for workers and militant poor during tumultous times in our labor and civil rights history
where: Detroit Historical Museum
Further information: http://www.detroithistorical.org/main/upcoming/public_programs.aspx

When: Jun 11, 2011. 9 am
What: CEMA Car Show – “Fins,Fashion & Chrome”
Where:Walter P. Chrysler Museum, One Chrysler Drive, Auburn Hills
Further information: www.cemaclub.org/2011cemashow/2011Flyer.pdf

When: June 11, 2011. 6 pm & 7 pm
What: Spring Speakeasy
Where: The Wyandotte Museums Campus
Further information:
www.wyandottemuseums.org/ProgramsEvents/HeritageEventSeries2011/SpringSpeakeasy/tabid/67/Default.aspx

When: June 12, 2011. 1 to 4 pm
What: Flat Rock Historical Society: Vintage Toys Open House
Where: Munger Historical Museum
Further information: www.flatrockhistory.org/

When:June 18, 2011
What: River Raisin Fife and Drum Muster
Where: Downtown Monroe
Further information: www.riverraisinbattlefield.org

when: June 18, 2011
what: 3rd Annual Boston-Edison Garden Tour
where: Historic Boston-Edison District, Tour originates at Voigt Park
Further information: http://historicbostonedison.org/garden.shtml

when: June 22, 2011. 6 PM
what: Our Wedding Story: Jumping through Juneteenth
where: Detroit Historical Museum
Further information: http://www.detroithistorical.org/main/upcoming/special_events.aspx

when: June 25, 2011 1 PM
what: 33rd International Tug Boat Race
where: Begins below Ambassador Bridge, Finish line at Windsor’s Dieppe Park
Further information: http://www.tugrace.com/

when: June 25, 2011, 1-4 PM
what: Outdoor Living Demonstration: Wilderness Skills of Our Ancestors
where: Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle
Further information: http://www.detroithistorical.org/main/upcoming/public_programs.aspx

When: June 26, 2011. 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m
What: Wyandotte Historical Society Pie & Ice Cream Social 
Where: Historic Ford MacNichol Home
Further information: www.wyandottemuseums.org/ProgramsEvents/HeritageEventSeries2011/PieIceCreamSocial/tabid/78/Default.aspx

July

When:July 15, 2011
What: The 1812 River Raisin Battlefield Bicentennial Art Competition
Where: Monroe County Library System, Ellis Library Branch, 3700 South Custer Rd., Monroe
Further information: www.monroeartleague.com/Bicentennial_Art_Contest.htm

When: July 16, 2011
What: Cheese & Chocolate Reception for the Fashion & Automobile Exhibit
Where: Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, Inc. 461 Piquette Avenue, Detroit
Further information: www.tplex.org

August

When: August 6, 2011. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: Walker On Wheels – Vintage Vehicles Exhibit
Where: Walker Tavern Historic Complex, 13200 M 50, Brooklyn
Contact info: www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-54463_18595_18613-89965–,00.html or (517) 467-4414

When: Aug 28, 2011. 2 p.m.
What: Vintage Baseball- Walker Wheels vs. Great Black Swamp Frogs
Where: Walker Tavern Historic Complex, 13200 M 50, Brooklyn
Further information: www.michigan.gov/walkertavern or (517) 467-4414

September

When: September 3, 2011.
What: Vintage Base Ball Annual Home Classic
Further information: www.wyandottemuseums.org/ProgramsEvents/HeritageEventSeries2011/VintageBaseBallGame/tabid/81/Default.aspx

when: September 11, 2011. 1 – 4 PM
what: Native American Heritage Day
where: Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, Westland
For information: http://www.waynecounty.com/documents/NankinFamilyINTERPRETIVEPROGRAMS2010.pdf

When:September 18, 2011
What: Victorian Mad Hatter Tea Party 
Further information: www.wyandottemuseums.org/ProgramsEvents/HeritageEventSeries2011/VictorianMadHatterTeaParty/tabid/80/Default.aspx

when: September 25, 2011. 1- 4 PM
what: Pioneer Day at Nankin Mills
where: Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, Westland
For information: http://www.waynecounty.com/documents/NankinFamilyINTERPRETIVEPROGRAMS2010.pdf

October – Haunted History and More!

when: October 14 & 15, 2011 (Tickets on sale in September – Sells out quickly!)
what: Cemetery Tour and Victorian Mourning Customs
where: Ford-MacNichol Home and Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wyandotte
For information: http://wyandottemuseums.org/ProgramsEvents/HeritageEventSeries2011/CemeteryWalk/tabid/82/Default.aspx

when: Saturday in October, 10 AM
what: Odd Tales of those Buried at Elmwood
where: Historic Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit
For information: http://elmwoodhistoriccemetery.org/pages/calendar.html

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