Monday, June 20, 2016

Singin' the Sixties Festival

Singin' the 60's Festival 2016

"Folkies to Flower Power and the Birth of Pop"

Saturday, July 23'rd, 12pm to 6pm on the grounds of the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum in Port Sanilac, Michigan.


Come and celebrate the songs of the 1960's at three performance areas.  There will be "The Happening" performance area under a large tent, the "Love-In" performance area in the historic Museum Church, and a "Sit-In" jam session area in the Deckerville Depot where audience participation is encouraged.

Musicians bring your instruments and feel free to set up and play for the visitors anywhere you find a spot. Perhaps the front porch of the Loop-Harrison Mansion, or The Cash General Store.  

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Admission is $10 for Adults, $5 Student. 12 & under free.

For More Info Call 810-622-9946



Saturday, June 4, 2016

Port Sanilac Roller Rink Revisited

This summer the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum is displaying people's memories of the Port Sanilac roller rink.  The display is in the mansion's dining room.  Once situated where the Harbor office sits, the arch-roofed roller rink was the scene of much entertainment, and more than a few local couples may have met there before becoming man and wife.

Visitors are encouraged to read the "memory book" and add their own memories on the chalk boards.  You may also bring pictures of the roller rink to share with others.  All items contributed will be archived after the exhibit ends this fall.

Who knows what business used the building after the skating rink was done?  Can you figure out who had a wedding reception at this location?




Monday, May 23, 2016

Voyageurs, Settlers & Native Days



June 11- 12, 2016 Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM - Free Admission

Meet the Ste. Claire Voyageurs camping out on the grounds and see the Crafts that allowed them to explore the Great Lakes.  Genot Picor, Voyageur extra ordinar, will again provide songs and stories of the period, as he entertains the Children and Guests.  Meet the Settlers at the Banner Cabin that would have been the first permanent white residents of Sanilac.   Check out our Native Collection in the Houndtown Cabin that has been assembled with the help of Native Americans.

Buildings will be open with Docents.


Newly added to the Event this year is an optional “Dinner with the Voyageurs” On Saturday evening at 5:00 PM you can break bread with the Voyageurs and join them for Dinner.

Dinner will be served either in the Museum Church or adjacent to it depending on the weather. It will be a sit down self-serve buffet. It will consist of a typical dinner of the period:

  Domestic Fowl (chicken), Potatoes, Maize on the Cob, Fruit,
 Root Vegetables, and Maize Bread. For dessert you will have a choice of a variety of Pies and Cookies. Ice Tea, Lemonade and Coffee will be the available beverages.

The meal's cost for everyone is the Children’s price of  just $5.00 per person

Reservations call (810) 376--9681, or 810/359--7701


The Historic Village is located at 228 South Ridge Street (M25) in Port Sanilac.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Volunteer Training This Saturday



Volunteer Training at the
Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum!

Join the Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum team of volunteers! 
They will be holding their 3rd annual volunteer training from 9 AM until noon Saturday, April 30th.  
They will offer an introduction on all facets of volunteering including docent and tour guide opportunities, genealogy services, how to help in the archives, building and repair projects and much more.
If you have ever wanted to volunteer at the Village & Museum or if you are looking for a new opportunity this is the best place to start! 
RSVP to the Museum office at 810-622-9946. 
Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, February 5, 2016

"Ourselves" play St. Pat's Concert at the Museum Church

We'll be celebrating Sunday, March 20th at 3:00 PM. And
what would  St. Pats’ day be without our very own “Ourselves” performing.  With musician’s names like “Schlichting” you know it has to be Irish. They are always a fun “foot stomping” group.  You can’t help but get in a festive mood when they play.



Again this year included in the ticket price, we will be serving a corned beef sandwich lunch with Beer or root-BEER, not sure it will be green, but if you miss this you will be green with envy! Tickets $20.00 adults, $10.00 Students

Note as this group is popular you may want to purchase tickets in advance by calling the Museum
Seating and Standing room limited to the first 497 people (114 inside seating (we squeezed 4 more chairs in again this year), 386 standing outside [dress warm]).
What do you mean it doesn’t add up, its “Modern Math” ask your children or grandchildren to explain it to you!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Blaire & Tess De Wile Kohler in Concert


February 21, 2016, Sunday, 3:00 PM in the Museum Mansion
The Very Talented Sisters Blaire & Tess De Wile Kohler, a sensational instrumental duet.  They have both played at our Christmas open houses for the last several years and performed several previous concerts at the Museum.



Blaire has been playing the violin since age 6 and is currently working on a degree in Violin Performance at Wayne State University. She studies under Hai-Xin Wu, the associate concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She has also studied with Sonia Lee, former principal of the Toronto Symphony. In her third year at Wayne State, Blaire became the concertmaster of the Wayne State Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she won the university's annual Concerto Competition and twice performed her solo with the orchestra. Blaire has performed around the world, most notably at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She also has performed in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. In 2011, she attended the Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at Juilliard. Blaire has been teaching privately since 2012 and has performed at many weddings and events.



Tess is sixteen years old and has been playing piano since the age of 5, she began trumpet when she was 10 years old. Tess is first chair trumpet in the Royal Oak High School Wind Ensemble and Marching Band. She also performs with the jazz band and pit orchestra. Recently Tess competed in the Michigan State Band & Orchestra Solo & Ensemble Festival receiving a First Division rating for piano solo, trumpet solo and brass quintet ensemble. Tess has performed in the Wayne State University Honor's Band, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Youth Honor's Band, Michigan All-State Honor's Band and MSBOA District IV Honor's Band. Tess enjoys soccer, skiing, sailing, and swimming.

Don’t Miss this Concert. Shortly they will be out of our league

and beyond our reach.



Admission $10 adults, $5 Students

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Rene Lichtman to Speak at The Museum Church

On Sunday, April 17th, Dr. Rene Lichtman PhD, will speak to us about his experience as a hidden child in France during World War II.  After Rene's father was killed fighting against the German occupation, his mother asked friends to hide him while she hid elsewhere.  He explains that his childhood story is of a boy with two mothers.  We hope you can attend to hear all the details of how Dr. Lichtman came to the United States and to eventually live right here in Michigan.

This presentation, part of our Lecture Series, begins at
3:00 PM. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Coffee and other refreshments will be available.