Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Rails Around the Thumb

On Sunday, October 16th, Mr. T.J. Gaffney will be presenting on Rails Around the Thumb.

T.J. Gaffney was born and raised in the Port Huron, Michigan, area. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in history from Denison University, he studied at Clemson University, where he received his Master’s Degree in American transportation history. He returned to the Port Huron area in 1999 and joined the staff of the Port Huron Museum as the Curator of Collections in 2000. In 2006, he authored his first book, Port Huron, 1880–1960, based in large part on the postcard collection his father, Thomas John Gaffney, had collected for over 40 years. During this time, he also became an adjunct professor at Baker College.
In late 2006, Gaffney became the executive director of the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan, a position he held until 2011. That same year, Gaffney opened up an antique and historical consulting and appraisal business known as Streamline Historic Services, and authored his second book Images of Rail: Rails Around the Thumb.

The lecture begins at the Museum Church, at 3PM. Refreshments are available.  
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Haunted Village and Spook Walk!

Meet the unexpected residents of our creaky old buildings.
See what's in our Halloweeny Woods.
Warm Your Cold Tootsies at The Bonfire.
Goodies at the Food Booooooooth.
Saturday, October 15th
Saturday, October 22nd. 
Both nights 7-9 PM
Spookiness Level Geared for Families with Young Children. 
Tickets $3.00 
(Children MUST be accompanied by a Parent)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Gales of November Concert at the Museum Church

On Sunday, November 13th we will feature a “Gales of November,” concert performances by Bear Berends and Banjo Jim of the “Blue Water Ramblers,” with the opening set performed by “Ourselves,” Tom Schlichting Trio, Sun., 11/13/16, 3 P.M., at the Museum Church. Music will feature ‘work songs and wreck songs’ of Great Lakes sailors as well as sailing songs from the Great Storm of 1913.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.  Refreshments will be available.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Writer's Workshop with Judy Hudson

Everyone has a book in them! Join other potential writers at the Sanilac County Museum to explore ways to become a writer. Using the inspiring backdrop of the Museum buildings, participants will be guided through writing exercises to help put their own personal story down on paper. Retired teacher, Judy Hudson, will lead this fun writing workshop. Judy will provide information on how to begin writing, what to do with your story once it is written, and will share her experiences in writing and publishing a book.

Join us Saturday, September 24th frpm 1PM-3PM for a non-threatening, enjoyable afternoon of writing at the Museum.  To RSVP call 810-622-9946.  There is a fee of five dollars, this includes not only the program but a notebook and pens.  Coffee and water will be available

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Museum Tours

Tours are available of either The Loop-Harrison Mansion or of the entire museum grounds in season.

We are regularly open for tours from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, Wednesday through Sunday, from 11am until 5pm.  Larger group may contact the office to see if a tour can be arranged outside of our regular days and hours.  Our last tour starts no later than 4PM

After our regular season tours are still available by special appointment.  There are more than a dozen buildings on our grounds, but some of them are not accessible in the winter due to weather conditions. The Mansion remains open all year.

Tour Prices

Adults are $10 for the Mansion and $15 for the entire Village
12 and under are free with a paid adult.

Groups may contact the office for discounted volume pricing.

Last Tour Starts No Later Than 4PM

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Lost Car Companies of Detroit

On Sunday, September 25th, We will again enjoy a bit of near local history as related by Alan Naldrett. You may recall that last fall he spoke to us about Ghost Towns of Eastern Michigan. This year he is speaking on the Lost Car Companies of Detroit.  He will have his book of the same title here that day for a book signing.
The lecture will begin promptly at 3 PM in the Museum Church.  The Society's annual meeting is at the same location, this same day, at 1 PM.  All members should feel welcome attending both.  Members present at the annual meeting will be voting on a slate of officers and directors.

The admission cost for the lecture is $10 for adults and $5 for children.  Refreshments will be available. There is no admission charge to attend the annual meeting.

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