Start your week with a cup of joe, light breakfast and fascinating tales from Michigan’s past, presented by some of our favorite local history speakers.

Select Monday mornings this summer, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, inside air-conditioned Old Troy Church.

Price: $7/THS Member, $8/Non-member. Register in advance, space is limited.

July 23: Grand River Trail, Then & Now

Originally a Native American trail, Grand River Avenue has been a westbound route from the Straits of Detroit to the eastern shores of Lake Michigan for more than a thousand years. Authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen take you on a visual tour along one of Michigan’s true “Blue Highways,” which has served as a stagecoach route, a plank road, and ultimately, one of America’s first two-lane highways.

August 20: Orphan Train in Michigan

Did you know 12,500 orphans from New York City and the Boston area were placed in Michigan homes from 1854 to 1927? Al and David Eicher, historians and television producers, explore the reality of the young Orphan Train Rider: the placement, selection process, and Orphan Train Agents.

 

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