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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Norwood Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.

We’re still working on this summoner. Check back closer to the time so you don’t miss this sure-to-be-awesome talk.