MICHIGAN’S PASSENGER PIGEONS...GONE FOREVER
Monday, Jan. 23
From the 1830s-1890s, the Passenger Pigeon was the most dominant species in Michigan, and also the most hunted. This program follows a timeline of events in Michigan’s history that led to the extinction of this bird.
TALES HERE AND NOW: BLACK HISTORY STORIES
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Ms. Gwen is an interactive storyteller who encourages audience participation through her compelling performances. Many of her stories enhance character building, and are stories of kindness. Come listen to stories of the past and present.
IT’S A WOMAN’S WORLD: TRAILBLAZING WOMEN IN POLITICS
Monday, March 6
Aquinas College and Wayne State University graduate Alyssa Noch will share her journey of uncovering the women who ran for public office in Grand Rapids during the 1920s. This is a look at how one city is doing its best to compile a comprehensive list of all the women who ran for public office and what this list can tell us about why and how women ran for election.
THE FORD HOMES: ASSEMBLING A NEIGHBORHOOD
Monday, April 24
In 1919 and 1920, Henry Ford built 250 homes when the Fordson Tractor Plant workers needed houses. These homes were designed by architect Albert Wood using the best quality materials. Come learn about the Ford Homes Historic District of Dearborn.
DETROIT DURING THE HOLOCAUST
Monday, May 8
Metro Detroit's Jewish community occupied a difficult position during World War II, caught between trying to help friends and family escape the horrors of Europe, and demonstrating loyalty to the U.S. government. This talk considers what Detroit Jews knew about the Holocaust and when, how they responded to the US war effort, and what effects the war had on Detroit, including for the thousands of Holocaust survivors who settled here.