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January, 2017

Combat Uniforms on the Western Front
Dates: Sunday, January 01, 2017 11:00am - 05:00pm

 Over 30 Original WW1 combat uniforms and equipment of junior officers and ordinary ranks.  Countries  represented are Austria-Hungry, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Great Britain,  France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland,  Russia and the United States. 
Contact: dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Monday, January 02, 2017 12:00pm - 05:00pm

Over 25 combat uniforms of the Western Front are on display.
Contact: dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan

WWI films at the Peter White Public Library
Dates: Monday, January 16, 2017 06:00pm

WWI films at the Peter White Public LibraryAll films to be showing in the Community RoomAdmission is FreeJanuary 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Grand Illusion (1937) Directed by Jean Renoir.February 2 at 12:30p.m. – Testament of Youth (2014) Directed by James Kent.February 13 at 6:30 p.m. – A Very Long Engagement (2004) Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.March 13 at 6:30 p.m. – Gallipoli (1981) Directed by Peter Weir.April 10 at 6:30p.m. – Legends of the Fall (1994) Directed by Edward Zwick.April 20 at 6:30 p.m. – War Horse (2011) Directed by Steven Spielberg.May 8 at 6:30 p..m. – Paths of Glory (1957) Directed by Stanley Kubrick.May 11 at ...
Contact: 906 228 9510
Peter White Public Library

Marquette, MI

 

Category: Michigan
February, 2017

Grand Opening of WWI exhibitions
Dates: Thursday, February 02, 2017 07:00pm - 08:00pm

Grand Opening of WWI exhibitionsBeaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Marquette Regional History CenterFebruary 1, 2017 – 7 p.m. Admission is Free
Contact: 906 228 3571
Marquette Regional History Center

Marquette, MI

 

Category: Michigan

“The Great War” presented by Military Historian John Moschetti
Dates: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 06:30pm - 09:00pm

“The Great War” presented by Military Historian John Moschetti On February 22, 6:30 at MRHC. The outcomes of The Great War set the stage for the rise of the communist and fascist dictators, World War II, The Cold War and the current chaos in the Middle East and Balkans. It also had a major impact on the members of this community as it was the first time large numbers of young men would leave this area to take part in a war. Attendees will have a better understanding of the war, its legacy and impact on the community and the world.
Contact: 906 228 3571
Marquette Regional History Center

Marquette, MI

 

Category: Michigan
April, 2017

For Democracy, A Commemorative Discussion on the 100th Anniversary of the United States' entry into the First World War
Dates: Sunday, April 02, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

On the Campus of Central Michigan University, Commemoration of U.S Entry into World War I​, ​On April 2, 1917, Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany.  This remembrance is presented by Central Michigan University philosophy professor Hope May, an expert on the "peace through law" tradition and the International Criminal Court.      
Contact: Megan Farrell (989) 774-3352
Clarke Historical Library

Mount Pleasant, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Karl W. Detzer- Soldier, Writer & Patriot
Dates: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 11:00am - 05:00pm

Karl W. Detzer- Soldier, Writer & Patriot Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 11AM to 5PM  Exhibition Runs Until July 5th 2017 Karl W. Detzer served in Two World Wars and on the Mexican Border in 1916. He solved the Mrs. Cyrus McCromick diamond case in Chicago for the Pinkerton Company. During World War 1, he headed the Le Mans District of the U.S. Army Division of Criminal Division of Investigation solving 100 murders in 100 days. He wrote a number of books and was the editor at large for Reader's Digest, making him one of the most widely read authors in history. During World ...
Contact: Dennis Skupinski dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan

WWI Symposium
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm

WWI SymposiumLectures and papers delivered on the history of WWI and its connection to the Upper Peninsula.April 6 Mead Auditorium, Northern Michigan UniversityTime: TBA
Contact: 906 227 2912
Mead Auditorium, Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Michigan in WW1
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 10:00am - 05:00pm

Michigan in WW1 Join the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society in marking the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War One.On Saturday, April 8th, the museum will open a new exhibit on “Michigan in WWI”. The exhibit will feature displays discussing the background of the war, Michigan units and bases, home front and war production. The exhibit will be open until September 2017.
Contact: Chris Causley ph (586) 872-2581 or info@mimths.org
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

EASTPOINTE, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Children Commemorate U.S. Entry into World War One
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Children Commemorate U.S. Entry into World War One Re-dedication of the  Bay City Dough Boy by John Pauling The Dough Boy Statue at Pershing Park has been restored by Venus Bronze Works after 93 years Michigan Society Children of the American Revolution Commemorate the U.S. Entry into World War One followed by a Q & A session in the Sage Library Community Room  
Contact: Dawn Moulthrop-Brady
Pershing Park

Bay City, MI

 

Category: Michigan

The Michigan Homefront: Stories of World War 1
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017 07:00pm - 08:00pm

The Michigan Homefront: Stories of World War 1 By Dennis Skupinski    Michigan's World War 1 Centennial  Thursday , April 6, 2017  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Rochester Avon Historical Society will hold its evening meeting at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Thursday, April 6, at 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.The American entry into World War I came in 1917, after two and a half years of efforts by President Woodrow Wilson to keep the United States neutral. Although American public opinion went along with neutrality at first, citizens came to see ...
Contact: Margaret Bartos
Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester , MI

 

Category: Michigan

The Detroit Ordnance District in WWI
Dates: Sunday, April 09, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

The Detroit Ordnance District in WWI Museum President Chris Causley will discuss his research on the history and activities of the Detroit Ordnance District during WWI.Copies of the book “The Detroit Ordnance District 1918-1919” will be available for purchase.
Contact: Chris Causley ph (586) 872-2581 or info@mimths.org
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

EASTPOINTE, MI

 

Category: Michigan

A Taste of the Trenches
Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017 03:00pm - 06:00pm

A Taste of the Trenches A Michigan World War One Centennial Event Featuring Cocktails, Food Samples and Entertainment of World War One April 29,2017 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Including Two One Hour Performances by "The Dugouts"    Period Attire is Absolutely Welcome But Not Required!   Tickets: $25 per Couple ( 2 Museum Admissions, 6 Cocktails & 6 Food Samples) or $15 per Person ( 1 Museum Admissions, 3 Cocktails & 3 Food Samples) Michigan Military Heritage Museum 153 N.Union St. Grass Lake, MI 49240  Ph 517 926 6696
Contact: dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan
May, 2017

Downton Abbey Dance with music from WWI era
Dates: Friday, May 05, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Downton Abbey Dance with music from WWI eraThursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm. Peter White Public Library, Community RoomThe Westerly Winds Big Band will be performing music of the World War eras. Décor will be in a Downton Abbey theme and attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite Downton decade style. Refreshments will be served and there is no admission charge. Downton Abbey is the popular Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning British-American television series created by Julian Fellowes that aired for on PBS' Masterpiece series from 2011-2015. Set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 ...
Contact: 906 228 9510
Peter White Public Library

Marquette, MI

 

Category: Michigan

An Evening with General Pershing
Dates: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

JOIN US AT THE HENRY FORD CENTENNIAL LIBRARY FOR A POTRAYAL OF US GENERAL JOHN J PERSHING BY LIVING HISTORIAN DANE COFFMAN. THIS EVENT IS PRESENTED BY THE DEARBORN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE DEARBORN HISTORICAL MUSEUM TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE US ENTERING  Tickets are $10 Call 313 565 3000    online www.theDHM.com     or at 915 Brady St. Dearborn,MI 48124      
Contact: 313 565 3000
THE HENRY FORD CENTENNIAL LIBRARY

Dearborn, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Memorial Day Service honoring the "Polar Bears"
Dates: Monday, May 29, 2017 11:00am - 01:00pm

Association members and the public are invited to attend the next Memorial Day Service honoring the "Polar Bears". Date: Monday, May 29, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM Location: In front of the Polar Bear Monument, which is located within theWhite Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy, MichiganThe cemetery is located at the southeast corner of Crooks and Long Lake Roads; the entrance is on Long Lake Rd. (18 Mile Rd.) 
Contact: Phone: (989) 652-8005 or e-mail: michown@ejourney.com
White Chapel Memorial Cemetery

Troy, MI

 

Category: Michigan
June, 2017

12th Annual Cemetery Walk-WW1 Remembered
Dates: Thursday, June 01, 2017 06:00pm - 08:00pm

The Marquette Regional History Center presents "12th Annual Cemetery Walk-WW1 Remembered." As a commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of World War 1, come to hear the stories of men and women who served both at home and abroad. Music of the period and Taps will be heard on this guided cemetery walk. Participants are asked to meet at the 7th Street cemetery gate.  
Contact: 906 226 3571 or visit http://marquettecohistory.org/
Park Cemetery

Marquette, MI

 

Category: Michigan

In The Trenches: Soldiers' Stories Of WW1
Dates: Saturday, June 24, 2017 09:00am - 09:45am

Daniel Truckey, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center   When America entered World War 1 in 1917, men from all over Michigan volunteered for military service. During the next two years, soldiers hailing from the Upper Peninsula fought in France as doughboys and Russia as "Polar Bears" of the North Russian Expeditionary Force. This keynote presentation will explore the stories of some of those fighting Michiganders and describe a number of commemorative events meant to remember the Upper peninsula's important role in the war.
Contact: WWW.hsmichigan.org 800 692 1828
West Iron Middle & High School

Iron River,

 

Category: Michigan
July, 2017

Camp Custer Centennial
Dates: Saturday, July 01, 2017 08:00am - 02:00pm

Camp Custer celebrates 100 years! On July 1, 2017, Fort Custer will celebrate 100 Years of service to the State and Nation with an open house. During the open house, visitors will be able to visit the Fort Custer Museum and take part in a time capsule dedication ceremony which will be held on the parade field. Entrance for the public is free and parking is available on site.   The schedule of events are as follows:   8:00 am - Dickman Road entrance opens 9:00 am - Museum Ribbon Cutting and Time Capsule Dedication 10:15 am - Energy Ribbon Cutting 11:00 am – Time Capsule Dedication Ceremony 2:00 ...
Contact: (269) 731-6126
Camp Custer

Augusta, MI

 

Category: Michigan
August, 2017

WW1 Trench Display Ribbon Cutting
Dates: Saturday, August 05, 2017 02:30pm - 06:00pm

World War 1 Trench Display Ribbon Cutting Event Join us for the Grand Opening of the World War 1 Trench display at the Michigan Military Heritage Museum.  August 5th from 2:30-6pm at the Michigan Military Heritage Museum in Grass Lake, MI will be a musical concert featuring "The Dugouts" playing Patriotic songs from the Civil War to WW1. Beer & Wine will be served.Tickets are $15 each or Two for $25. Contact the museum or me for tickets. Dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com or 734 358 2099
Contact: dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com 734 358 2099
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan
October, 2017

WWI: The story of William Bryan Lutz of Saline. He is city's first casualty of World War I and Michigan's WW1 Centennial.
Dates: Sunday, October 08, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

WWI: The story of William Bryan Lutz of Saline. He is city's first casualty of World War I and Michigan's WW1 Centennial. Presented by Scott Gerych & Dennis Skupinski  From the  Michigan Military Heritage Museum, Grass Lake,MI Saline Area Historical Society  Sunday October 8, 2017  2pm   Brecon Room at the Saline District Library   555 N Maple Rd, Saline, MI 48176 Contact: Society Office 734-944-0442Email: salinehistory@frontier.com
Contact: Contact: Society Office 734-944-0442 Email: salinehistory@frontier.com
Saline Public Library

Saline, MI

 

Category: Michigan
November, 2017

Hemingway Goes To War
Dates: Saturday, November 04, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Hemingway Goes To War Author John Cohassey presents an interesting and informative talk on Ernest Hemingway during World War 1 and Walloon Lake,Michigan. Starts at 2pm November 4, 2017 Tickets $10.00 each or 3 speakers for $25.00 There will be 7 speakers presenting during November of 2017 at the Michigan Military Heritage Museum at 153 N.Union St Grass Lake, MI 49240 Contact Scott Gerych  Ph 517 926 6696
Contact: Scott Gerych PH 517 926 6696
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education

Veteran's Day Speakers
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 04:00pm - 05:00pm

Stories of the Home Front, Michigan in World War 1 Michigan was unique during the Great War, providing men, material, and leadership for the war effort, Learn about why Michigan played a key role in helping the United States win the war. Dennis Skupinski noted World War 1 Aficionado talks about Michigan during the war years. Tickets $10.00 each or 3 speakers for $25.00. There will be 7 speakers presenting during November of 2017 November 11,2017 4pm at the Michigan Military Heritage Museum  at 153 N. Union St. Grass Lake, Mi 49240  
Contact: Scott Gerych PH 517 926 6696
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Performances & Creative Exhibition, Museums and Exhibitions, Education

The Making of Americans: A WWI Home Front Story
Dates: Saturday, November 18, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

The Making of Americans: A WWI Home Front StorySat, Nov 4@2:00p2017 is the centennial celebration of World War I. During the early 20th century Michigan's work force contained a significant number of European immigrants, which became an issue when the U.S. went  to war on their former countries. WWI also presented the United States with a unique opportunity, the establishment of Nationalism, which united immigrant residents and rallied them around their new country. George Creel and the Committee on Public Information who took on the job of combating dissent and creating a patriotic "Home Front", will also be discussed. Our ...
Contact: Beth Sheridan esheridan@orionlibrary.org
The Orion Township Public Library

Lake Orion, MI

 

Category: Museums and Exhibitions, Education