2017 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. Great summer fun. Always fascinating and entertaining!

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

Here are the Summinars for 2017.


Laying the Tracks: Railroads in the 19th Century
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Norwood Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.

Trevor Dotson, Curator of Collections for the Charlevoix Historical Society Harsha House Museum, will present on the impact railroads made here in Michigan in the late 1800’s.

Racial Profiling in Eastport in 1870: A Family Story
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Norwood Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.

Norton Bretz, from the Wilkenson House Historical Society in Eastport, has compiled a presentation on local prejudice based on a true story that happened in his family. Come and hear what happened.

Old Glory: Amazing Facts, Etiquette & Retirement Ceremony
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Norwood Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.

Come join members of the NAHS and the surrounding communities as we celebrate our love for Old Glory. Our nation’s red, white and blue flag represents the fundamentals our country was built on and stands as a badge of the nation’s greatness; the emblem of our destiny. We will learn flag facts, including display and etiquette, and hear astounding stories of the flag throughout history. A local Boy Scout troop will join us to hold a flag retirement ceremony for old and worn out flags from the community. The stirring retirement ceremony stands as a last salute to the flag, and is done with all the dignity and honor this symbol is due and stands for. Participants are urged to bring any flags that they need to have retired with them to the event.