Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sanilac County Genealogical Society 2018 Meeting Schedule

The Sanilac County Genealogical Society Meets at the following times and dates as shown:

April 17, 2:00 PM at the Aitken Memorial Library in Croswell

May 15, 6:30 PM at the Burnside Township Hall, NE Corner of M-53 & M-90

June 19, 6:30 PM at the D'ville Diner, in downtown Deckerville

July, Picnic, TBA

August 21, 6:30 PM at the Carsonville Hotel, Carsonville

September 18, 6:30 PM, TBA

October 16, 2:00 PM at the Aitken Memorial Library, Croswell

November 20, 2:00 PM, TBA

Questions about the SCGS may be directed to Karen Baranowski
Ph: 810-705-1680

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Holy Winos In Concert September 9th

Kathleen Malone and Gary Brunner are our new neighbors in Port Sanilac, and they also play in a band; The Holy Winos. Come meet our new neighbors and have a listen!

The Holy Winos play Americana favorites of yesterday and today, inspired by Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Jeff Tweedy, Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch.

Free for members, $10 for non-members.
Memberships will be sold 30 minutes before the concert, with prices beginning at just $35 for an individual yearly membership or $50 for a family.

Special thanks to Sanilac Consortium for the Arts for their financial support of our concert series.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Wine and Dine 2018

Wine and Dine 2018

The date for this year's party is Sunday, July 22nd
The same family will be catering the meal as last year.  Devin Scillian of Channel 4 News will be returning as our Master of Ceremonies, and Nuclassica has already been booked to provide their fabulous entertainment as well. If you aren't familiar with Nuclassica they are a string ensemble from Detroit and you may view one of their videos below.

This year all tickets are $80.  The gates open at 4:30.  You will be able to visit, check out the silent auction items, enjoy wine and hours d'oeuvres and check out the beautiful grounds of the Museum Village. Dinner will be served at about 6:15. Due to the caterer needing a hard count at least 48 hours ahead of the party, No tickets will be available at the door. We regret that all ticket sales must be in advance.

There will be no more than 400 tickets sold and this dinner always sells out, so please, visit the museum and buy tickets early. For your convenience, a web page has been set up for those prefer to purchase their tickets online.

Click Here To Purchase Tickets Online

For more information about Nuclassica you may visit their website here.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Great Lakes Pastel Society "Paint-Out"

The Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum is very pleased to be welcoming the Great Lakes Pastel Society! Approximately 30 painters will be set up all over the property and the Village. Drop by any time during the day to watch as these talented artists paint the Mansion, Church, Schoolhouse, etc., along with the gardens, or anything else that captures their fancy. From 5-5:30pm the finished paintings will be on display in the Train Depot. All are welcome to come have a look.

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Blue Water Folk Society is proud to once again sponsor the Rising Stars Music Competition.

Goals of the Rising Stars Music Competition:
* Identify and promote the talent and abilities of young musicians
* Develop the stage and performing abilities of young musicians

This year we will have competitions for two different age groups:
17 and under
18 - 25 years

Best Performance
Best Original Song

Be prepared to perform two songs of your choice.
All music must be live.
All music must be performed acoustically.

All performers wishing to compete MUST first audition on one of the following dates:

April 7
at Port Huron Music Center
2700 Pine Grove Ave, Port Huron, Michigan 48060

April 14
at Croswell-Lexington Middle School
5485 Peck Rd, Croswell, MI 48422
Park behind the school and enter from the NW rear doors of the building.

Registration on both dates begins at 1:00pm. Registration closes promptly at 1:30pm. Auditions begin after registration.

Top performers will be invited to compete on Saturday, May 19, at the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum.

A total of 12 cash prizes will be awarded to the top three in each category, in each age group:
First place: $150
Second place: $75
Third place: $50

Competition winners will also be invited to perform on stage at Thumbfest in Lexington, MI, on September 1, 2018.

For more information, please contact

Monday, January 15, 2018

Rick Mixter's Mystery of November Storms, Lecture at The Museum Church

November gales are notorious for their toll on Great Lakes shipping. Hundreds of ships now line the bottom of the lakes due to storms that brew up in a moment’s notice. Join author/producer 

Ric Mixter as he dives into the mystery of late-season storms, not only sharing rare eyewitness interviews but also award-winning video that he has recorded underwater.
• Lake Superior’s 1905 Gale, which beached several freighters including the Mataafa and Lafayette.
• The 1913 Storms: 12 ships completely disappeared and over 240 sailors were lost in a storm that sank ships on every Great Lake except Ontario.
• The 1940 Storm: Three ships destroyed and an amazing rescue of 17 Canadian sailors by Michigan fishermen near Pentwater. Includes rare film footage of the rescue!
• The Daniel J Morrell: Ripped in two off Michigan’s thumb in 1966 with only one survivor.
• The Carl D. Bradley: Two men survived the freighter breaking up in Lake Michigan
• The Edmund Fitzgerald: Rare underwater footage from Ric’s visit to the Fitz in 1994.

Free for members, $10 for non-members.
Memberships can be purchased online at
Memberships will also be sold 30 minutes before the lecture, with prices beginning at just $35 for an individual yearly membership or $50 for a family.