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Novi Historical Commission hosts speaker series
Published: 9/17/2021
The Novi Historical Commission is thrilled to be providing programs on a wide range of interesting topics through fall, winter and spring. These programs will take place at the Novi Public Library, 45255 W. Ten Mile Rd.

The Yankee Air Museum
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 7pm

Join Barry Levine as he talks about the history of the Yankee Air Museum founded in 1981. Due to a fire in 2004, the museum closed. The museum reopened in 2010 and is ready for visitors! The Yankee Air Museum’s exhibitions cover global conflicts from World War One to the present. Register here.

Villa Barr
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7pm

Join Kathy Crawford, Chair of the Novi Historical Commission, as she discusses the brilliance and lasting legacy of the local artist who had a global reach, artist and visionary, David Barr. Register here. 

Grubs Up! What Civil War Soldiers Ate
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 7pm

The Armies worked hard to supply their men with sufficient rations. But, when it came to acquiring nourishment, troops often had to be inventive and crafty! Join Rob Stone, Michigan Reenactor, as he brings history to life! Register here.

Antislavery and the Underground Railroad in Michigan
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7pm

Join Rochelle Danquah as she explores local Michigan connections to the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. Register here.

Michigan Women Who Made a Difference
Wednesday, March 30, 7pm

Join the MJHS as they tell some of the stories of influential Jewish women. Hear the voice of renowned soprano Emma Lazaroff Schaver and see the artwork of some other remarkable artists. Register here.

The Walled Lake Amusement Park
Wednesday, April 27, 7pm

Join Kathy Crawford, Chair of the Novi Historical Commission, as she takes us on a journey back to when Pavilion Shore Park used to be an amusement park that drew thousands of people to the shores of Walled Lake. There were rollercoasters, slides, boat rides, casinos, and concert halls. Register here.

The Chautauqua Movement
Wednesday, May 25, 7pm

Join Historian Jim Craft as he explores this movement which led to public discussions about women's suffrage, child labor, and created space for education and trust building. For fifty years, these events were a central part of American society. Register here.

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