Norwood resident, Dr. Chuck Cleland arranged for some wonderful lecture presentations at the Old Schoolhouse last summer. All of them had record attendance. Dr. Norton Bretz kicked off the lecture series with his presentation of “School Days: The Education of Norton Pearl 1878-1906”
Dr. Norton Bretz, retired Princeton University professor of physics and avid researcher, presented his unique perspective on his grandfather, Norton Pearl, who was born in Eastport and immigrated through Norwood and Antrim City following the Civil War. Mr. Pearl was related to over 100 individuals in Norwood and Antrim City between 1870 and 1900; the Pearls, Flanagans and Staffords.
Then in July, Dr. Mark Holley shared “The Underwater Archaeology of the Old Norwood Dock” with us.
Thanks to underwater archaeology, the location and structure of the old Norwood lumber dock has now been rediscovered. Dr. Mark Holley, founder of the Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Survey Project, used underwater photos and drawings to bring the historic dock to light.
And we wrapped up our summoner season with a program by Dr. Chuck Cleland “Ethnohistory: The Key to Understanding the Treaty of 1836”
Focusing on the historical events surrounding the negotiation of the Treaty of 1836 between the Odawa and Ojibwe people and the United States of America, retired Michigan State University Professor of Antropology and author, Dr. Chuck Cleland, discussed the details of the treaty bargain as well as the many ways that its stipulations and controversies have persisted.