We are now offering our programs via Zoom. We present them just like we do in person, alternating between video clips, slideshows of images and a live presenter. One week prior to the event, we send out a Zoom meeting link, plus create a custom “hidden” webpage on our website where we post the link, information about the program and links to .pdf documents that relate to that specific program.
You can download our 2020 Lecture Brochure here. Twenty are currently offered and our newest one is “The Orphan Train Era: Why was there an Orphan Train?”. Other topics are: “When Hollywood went to War”, “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.
Lectures 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.