STORIES ABOUT CENTENNIAL FARMS & HOW TO BECOME
A REGISTERED MICHIGAN CENTENNIAL FARM
from: The State of Michigan Historical
Michigan Centennial Farm Association and local people who
Centennial Farms or are applying.
DATE: OCTOBER 24TH, 2017 AT 7 PM
LOCATION: CLINTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 BROWN ST.,
CLINTON, MI 49236
SOCIETY OF CLINTON, MICHIGAN
CONTACT: Sharon Scott
The Historical Society of Clinton is sponsoring a program on
“Stories about Centennial Farms & How to Become a Registered Michigan
Centennial Farm.” Representatives from
the State of Michigan Historical Society and The Michigan Centennial Farm
Association will make presentations.
Then there will also be local speakers, who have or are applying for
registration including: Rosemary Niblack, Mark Wegner, Douglas
Sherman and others. They will tell the stories of their
farms. If you have a Centennial Farm
and would like to tell your story, please contact Sharon Scott at 517-456-7198.
The public is invited.
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
GEOLOGY OF THE RIVER RASIN BASIN
Press Release from Historical Society of Clinton
Program: The Geology of the River Raisin Basin
Date & Time: Nov. 26, 2019 at 7 pm
Location: Clinton Township Public Library
Presenter: Julie Hewlett, geologist
Contact: Sharon Scott, 517-456-7198
The Historical Society of Clinton invites you to a program on, “The Geology of the River Raisin Basin”. The River Raisin is a river in south-east Michigan that flows through glacial sediments into Lake Erie. The area today is known as an agricultural and industrial center. The river flows for almost 139 miles and drains an area of 1,072 square miles in the Michigan counties of Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw, Jackson, Hillsdale, a portion of Fulton County, Ohio, and Monroe County, where its mouth at Lake Erie is located.
Julie Hewlett, local geologist, will make a visual presentation and answer questions such as: Where does the River start and how and when was the River Basin formed? The program will be at the Clinton Township Public Library on Nov. 24th at 7pm. The public is invited to all of our programs.
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.
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.
The public is invited to a program on “The History of Early Farming in Lenawee County” presented by Ray Lennard on March 27th at 7 pm at the Clinton Township Public Library. Ray Lennard is very versed on many historic subjects and teaches in Lenawee’s Life Long Learning Program. He is the director of the Thompson House Museum and Gardens in Hudson and current President of the Lenawee County Civil War Roundtable.
This program will present a look into the deep and varying roots of farm-life as they have become woven into every-day life since the county's founding in 1822. Also Lennard will be exploring how power – water, rail and horse – made farming what it is in Lenawee County today. Lennard will include the first-settlers farming, the establishment of the county fair, centennial farms and the introduction of the railroad to the area. His talk will show how agriculture has been a constant backbone to the Lenawee County community.
Genealogy of a House – October 23rd, 7pm at Tecumseh Historical Museum
Interested in learning more about the history of your home? Maybe another historic building? Do you know where to go or what to look for? When did my house get built?
This program will review a number of primary and secondary sources that can help you identify who originally owned the land, the age of the house and more about the people who have lived there. The examples will be focused on the Lansing area, but the research strategies and principles can be applied to any geographic area.
Jill Arnold, Archivist for the Archives of Michigan at the Michigan History Center, will present information on how to go about researching your home’s history. Jill works to engage a variety of audiences with Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org/) the online platform of the Archives of Michigan. She earned a Master of Science in Information with a specialization in Library and Information Science, as well as Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan.
The Tecumseh Area Historical Society and the Historical Society of Clinton are co-sponsoring this program which will be held at the Tecumseh Museum. .