Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Museum Offers Two Hard-To-Find Books

The Museum is now able to take orders for two books online at their website.  The books, Shingle Shavers and Berry Pickers, by Oliver Raymond and This is from Walter, annotated by Susan E Clarkson, are books that are published by The Historical Society.

Mr. Raymond's book details the history of Port Sanilac from the days when Uri Raymond came to town and started his hardware store in 1850.

This is from Walter is a transcription of letters sent home by Walter Niles, a 20 year old Michigan man who fought with the 24th Michigan Iron Brigade during the Civil War.  Mr. Niles fought at Antietam, Fredricksburg, Port Royal, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.

You can visit the website by clicking the highlighted titles above.

Audio Walking Tour Available

The museum has had a narration recorded for visitors to play when they visit the museum grounds after hours or off season.  The recording tells visitors a bit about the various buildings they encounter as they walk the Historic Village on their own.  This recording is in mp3 format, and can be played on any device that accepts that format, including many cell phones.  Your feedback on the recording is welcome in the comments section here.  To download, right click  this link and choose "save as."

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Black River Bluegrass Boys - NEW DATE

Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 PM in The Museum Church the ever-loving and popular Black River Blue Grass Boys” (Boys?) are back after a two year world tour! (if you believe that you will believe anything)  This group of “boys” have too much fun performing, and their enthusiasm spills over into the audience.  Not only can they play, but their jokes are so corny, it is infectious.

Tickets $10, Students $5

Free Online Access to Rare Historical Texts

This link to Envision The Past is an entryway to the website 'History of the Great Lakes States', which has links to over 1,200 online books, articles, maps and other materials for historic Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin. Many of the materials are quite rare. There are over a dozen pages of links to books, maps, and magazine articles about historic Michigan. I've included a link below to a recent post to the site called "Michigan Explorers and Pioneers Tell Their Own Stories".

Everything is available for online use by the public free of charge, and we do not/not ask users to register or provide personal information. We have no political agenda. We're simply enabling access to historical material in the public domain.

You may also follow us on Facebook if you so choose.

Best Regards,
Ted Lienhart

Sunday, January 12, 2014

William Henry Russell In Concert This Sunday

We are pleased to announce that William Henry Russell will be appearing in concert at The Museum Church on Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 PM.  

 Mr. Russell is a seasoned performer on solo acoustic guitar and the 2009 Gamble Rogers Finger Style Guitar Champion.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from The Boston Conservatory and a Master’s Degree in Music from Florida State University.  As well as being a classically trained musician he is also an established composer and arranger.  Performing in countless churches, cafes, concert halls, and festivals he has honed his craft while entertaining audiences for almost thirty years.  Drawing from a classical music background, vivid imagination, and a love for all types of music, Bill has perfected his own distinctive personal style.  An enchanting style that bears a deeper understanding of the music conveyed through an impeccable classical technique.

If you never heard a performer make his instrument sing, this is your chance.

Admission to this event is by donation only.  Please bring a friend.