Lecture Services

Al and David Eicher, have for the past twenty years produced 26 Michigan visual history documentaries. Their efforts in preserving town histories and events in Michigan have led to the creation of a lecture series.  Since the lecture service was launched back in 2003, over 400 presentations have been given.  They have designed these lectures, including multimedia displays, for Colleges, Historical Societies, Libraries, Church Groups and Museums.

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You can download our 2017 Lecture Brochure here.   Nineteen are currently offered:  “When Hollywood went to War” (new for 2016),  “Michigan’s Passenger Pigeons-Gone Forever”, “When Amelia Came to Michigan”, “Michigan in the Civil War”, “The Early Days of Radio in Michigan”, “When Mark Twain Came to Michigan”, “The Orphan Train in Michigan”, “Michigan’s Lumbering Days”, “Michigan’s Largest Commercial Fishery”, “History of Music Boxes in Michigan”, “The Indian History of Southeastern Michigan”, and “Ballooning, Blimps and the Great Airships”.   Last year  we have added “History & Legends of Spain” our travel adventure series which includes “History & Legends of Finland” and  “History & Legends of Norway”. Other  programs in this series are “History & Legends of Russia & the Volga River”, “History & Legends Along the European Waterways:  Amsterdam to Vienna”, “History & Legends of Greece & Turkey” and “Traveling the Inside Passage to Alaska”.  Read more about us in this recent Lapeer County Press article about our “Greece” lecture.

PSI_lorenzoCS_3-13-1wLectures have been given at the Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College, various campuses of Kellogg Community College, the Historical Society of Michigan, Rochester Hills Public Library, Lapeer County Historical Society, Saginaw Valley State University, Monroe Library System, Wixom Historical Society, Bellevile Area Historical Society, Flat River Community Library, Troy Museum, The Washtenaw County Museum Consortium, Kirk of the Hills, Birmingham Senior Men’s Club, Historical Society of Indiana, Southeastern Michigan  MENSA, the Farmington Hills Historical Society and the Oakland County Pioneer Society.

Our lectures  are divided into multiple chapters (5 to 13) and range from 45 to 120 minutes in length.  Printed handouts address key points, display boards around the room have 100 or more historic photos about the topic. Historic objects and documents are also on display. The visual segments originate from a DVD and  shown on a video projection system or large screen TV.

Our  presentations range from sixty to ninety minutes, with a question and answer session to follow.   Please book  6-8 weeks in advance to insure date and availability.

 

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