2013 Summinars

Summer Lore and History Learning
During June, July and August our Curator in Residence, Dr. Chuck Cleland, invites researchers, historians, archeologists, authors and other local legends to share their unique stories.

Summinars are free to members. $5 suggested donation for nonmembers.

Odawa Elder, Simon Otto, Presents Legends and Stories of Michigan Indians
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Norwood Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.

The Norwood Area Historical Society Summinar Series will be
opened by the revered Odawa elder Simon Otto, who will tell some
traditional Indian stories which illustrate the rich oral tradition of
the Odawa people. Mr. Otto is the author of the popular book “Walk in
Peace- Legends and Stories of Michigan Indians.”

Dr. Chuck Cleland Presents on Peoples of Northern Michigan Since the 17th Century
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Norwood Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.

Professor Chuck Cleland will present on the native
people of northern Michigan, tracing their history since the
arrival of Europeans in the 17th century. This talk will discuss such
topics as fur trade, treaties, land loss, Christianity, boarding
schools, poverty, tribal sovereignty and casinos. Dr. Cleland is the
author of many books and articles on Native Americans including “Rites
of Conquest the History and Culture of Michigans Native People” and
“Faith in Paper: the Ethnohistory and Litigation of Great Lakes Indian

“Keeping Track of the Stuff,” preservationist┬áSally Weaver presents on Curation and Historic Preservation
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Norwood Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.

The small historical society/museum has the same obligations of caring for its collections as that of the large organizations. We’ll discuss the ‘how-to’s’ of proper curation of your artifacts, the usefulness of Past Perfect software, procedures for curation of different types of materials, using technology and scanning of paper items and photos, and how to properly store it all. Join us and learn how to preserve your history.