PRESS RELEASE: HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CLINTON, MI
Prior to the program will be Presentation of Historical Building Marker Awards at 7 pm
PROGRAM: BUTTONS from A-Z
PRESENTER: Joy Y. LeCount
DATE: APRIL 25, 2017
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: CLINTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY 100 Brown St., Clinton, MI 49236
Program on “Buttons from A-Z “ by Joy Y. LeCount. She is president of the Jacksonian Button Club which has members across southern Michigan, northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio She competes at the state and has been an “official” button collector since 1995. She invites you to bring your buttons and she will try to give you information in that regard. The Historical Society invites the public to come and see “Who’s got the button?"
Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture
Where: Clinton Township Public Library, 100 Brown St., Clinton
Date/Time: May 23, 2017 at 7 pm
Book Signing: “Designing Detroit: Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Arhitecture” by Michael Smith, Wayne State University Press, c2017.
We welcome Michael G. Smith, architecture historian and author of the new book: "Designing Detroit: Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture." Wirt Rowland was a Clinton native and graduated from Clinton High School in 1896. He went to Detroit to work in an architectural office in 1901 and stayed there designing the sky with three skyscrapers, the Buhl, Penobscot and the Gaurdian Building. The Historical Society of Clinton did an exhibition in Wirt Rowland’s honor in 2004. Since then interest in Rowland has increased and Michael Smith’s book on Rowland adds to the recognition of his genius and architectural achievements.
Michael G. Smith is a Detroit-area architecture historian with an interest in early twentieth-century building and construction. His lifelong enthusiasm for the fine arts led to an early career as a graphic artist and, more recently, his photography work has been published internationally.
The new book: "Designing Detroit: Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture," will be available for purchase, and Michael G. Smith will be available for book signings as well.
PROGRAM: “HISTORY OF MACON, MICHIGAN”
PRESENTER: EDWARD CLARK
DATE: MARCH 28, 2017 AT 7PM
LOCATION: CLINTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
Mr. Edward Clark, lifelong resident of Macon Township will present a program on Macon. Mr. Clark is a trustee on the Macon Township Board and is very knowledgeable about the history of Macon. His father, Edgar Clark, was the manager of Henry Ford’s Farms in the Macon area. The program,” The History of Macon” will be presented by the Clinton Historical Society at the Clinton Township Public Library on March 28 at 7 pm. The public is invited.
Steven Stanford will present his talk "Clara Ford – The Believer"...
The Historical Society of Clinton will host a program about Clara Ford on October 25th at 7 pm at the Clinton Township Public Library. The public is invited.
Henry Ford called his wife his “believer” and he relied on her good common sense throughout their lives together. 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of Clara Ford's birth and to mark her sesquicentennial Steven Stanford will present a program that illustrates the adage that behind every good man is a great woman. The talk is sprinkled with wonderful stories about the tinker turned titan and his believer. Mr. Stanford highlights several occasions when Clara's good common sense helped to save the Ford Motor Company. You will come away from this presentation with a greater appreciation for the role Clara played in Henry's life and legacy.
Henry Ford has been an area of fascination and research for Steven Stanford for a number of years. He is well known as a Henry Ford scholar and has been sought out nationally and even by the BBC to comment on Mr. Ford’s story. Mr. Stanford has presented at the Buick Gallery in Flint, the Wills Sainte Claire Museum in Marysville, the Masonic Temple in Detroit, at Livonia’s Greenmead, and at the Yankee Air Museum. His programs have been featured at various libraries and senior communities throughout Southeast Michigan and we are delighted to have him come to Clinton.