Monroe Michigan’s 15th Annual Custer Week Events
October 5-13, 2013
Submitted by Sherri Schreiner, Friends of Monroe County Historical MuseumA
Custer in Black and White
October 1 – 31, 2013
Ellis Reference Department, 2nd Floor (Ellis Library and Reference Center, 3700 S. Custer Rd., Monroe MI 48161). Photos taken from the Dr. Frost collection. Free event.
General George A. Custer Walking Tour
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
Tour of historic Downtown Monroe led by General Custer, portrayed by renowned Custer historian Steve Alexander. 1 to 4 PM. $16 Adults / $5 Youth.
Prior to tour “The General” will be signing his new book Custer and the Gettysburg Campaign from 10 A to Noon at the Book Nook. You can join the General for lunch before tour at one of his favorite old watering holes after book signing. (lunch on own – not included in tour price). Contact Hometown History Tours at (734) 642-5712
Conversation with General George A. Custer and General A. P. Hill
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at 3 p.m / VFW Hall (Jones Ave., Monroe, MI)
All are welcome to join us for a lively afternoon of conversation. This event is sponsored by the Monroe County Historical Society. For more information, please contact the Monroe County Historical Society office at (734) 682-5165, or Charmaine Wawrzyniec at 734-241-5277. Free event.
The Man in the Red Battle Shirt: The Life of General A.P. Hill
Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. / Ellis Library and Reference Center (3700 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI 48161)
Re-enactor and historical advisor, Patrick Falci, will be making a rare visit to Monroe. He is known for his portrayal of General Ambrose Powell Hill in the movie Gettysburg, and was the historical advisor for Ron Maxwell’s movie Gods and Generals. This free event is being sponsored by the Monroe County Civil War Roundtable.
The Battle of the Little Big Horn…The Real Story
Thursday, October 10, 2013 / 7 p.m., / Ellis Library and Reference Center (3700 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI 48161).
The Battle of the Little Big Horn did not develop or end in the manner that most of us learned from some history books or from Hollywood movies. There were many twists and turns in the campaign and battle itself that led to the end result, the defeat of the U.S. 7th Cavalry by a combined force of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
Join us on October 10th when David Ingall presents the known facts and debated theories, then you make your own judgments about what really happened and who’s to blame.
Mr. Ingall recently co-authored the book, Glory, Valor & Sacrifice; Michigan Sites Significant to the Civil War, and also is working on a Northwest Ohio version of the book. This free event is being sponsored by the Monroe County Civil War Roundtable.
The Woodland Cemetery Civil War Tour Commemorating the 150
Anniversary of the Civil War
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. / Woodlawn Cemetery (Monroe, MI).
The tour will start at 10 a.m. at the cemetery and is being led by Dave Ingall. Tickets for the Civil War Tour: $5/adult. Children 12 years old and younger are FREE.
Reception, book signing, and program
Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 / 2 PM / Monroe County Historical Museum (126 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI) & nearby Book Nook
Dave Ingall will sign his book, Glory, Valor & Sacrifice; Michigan Sites Significant to the Civil War. And, General George A. Custer (Steve Alexander) will sign his newly released book, Custer and the Gettysburg Campaign. Both books can be purchased nearby at The Book Nook. After the book signing, General George A. Custer and his brother Captain Thomas W. Custer (Gary Stewart) will lead the lively discussion “Brother to Brother: A Conversation between General George A. Custer and Capt. Thomas W. Custer.”
All those persons wearing Civil War attire during the walking tour are FREE. Tickets for the walking tour can be purchased at the start of the walking tour, or in advance by contacting Chris Kull at the Museum at: (734) 240-7787. Event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Museum.
Custer 5k Run
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013
Event sponsored by the Monroe Milers. Contact the Monroe Milers for more info.