Join us on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
The Lenawee County Historical Society is hosting a program, The History and Future of the River Raisin, on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at the Lenawee County Historical Museum, 110 E. Church St, Adrian.
The presentation will explore how the River Raisin shaped the settlement of Adrian and what the future holds for the river in the city. The program includes presentations by Ray Lennard, Vice President of the Lenawee County Historical Society, Chris Miller, Downtown & Economic Development for the City of Adrian and Stephen May, Executive Director of the River Raisin Watershed Council.
There is no cost to attend, and the public is welcome.
Program from Archives of Michigan to focus on genealogy resources available.
The Lenawee County Historical Society is hosting a program, "Seeking Michigan," by Jessica Harden, archivist with the Archives of Michigan, about genealogy resources. The program will be held at the Lenawee County Historical Museum, 110 E. Church St, Adrian, Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 PM and there is no cost to attend.
The program will help audience members become more familiar with several types of records available at Seeking Michigan, and may introduce even seasoned researchers to some new leads. Harden will explain how to search for Michigan death records, Michigan census records, and Civil War service records. The talk will also include an overview of Archives of Michigan subject guides and indexes available at Seeking Michigan.
Jessica Harden is an archivist at the Archives of Michigan. She currently works with records from the Office of the Great Seal, staffs the reference desk, works with local government agencies that send records to the Archives, gives presentations about Archives of Michigan resources, and contributes to digitization projects. Jessica earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree and archives administration graduate certificate from Wayne State University in 2009.
21 Trees on Display at the Lenawee County Historical Musuem
The Lenawee County Historical Museum's Festival of Trees is an annual tradition, now in it's 32nd year!
Local businesses, non-profits, service groups, families and individuals are welcome to bring in and decorate a Christmas tree for display at the museum.
The Lenawee County Historical Society is hosting a special event on Thursday, December 1st at 6:00 PM as a time to come in and setup your tree. If you can't make it then, you are welcome to setup between Friday, November 18th and Friday, December 2nd, when the museum is open (10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday and 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Saturday).
Additional times can be arranged by calling the museum at 517.265.6071.
Join us for a Kick-off Event on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 AM - 12 PM
WLEN Radio Remote, and live music!
Special Late-Night Tours Offered on September 16th
ORBS - Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits will lead participants through a paranormal investigation at the Lenawee County Historical Museum on September 16, 2016. The guided tours will be held at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 PM, with a cost of $20 per person for the exclusive event.
The tours are extremely limited to a small group for each time slot. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the museum at 517.265.6071 to reserve your space.
ORBS, founded in 2007, perform scientific based investigations in Ohio and Michigan at various sites. The group and their research have been featured on various television programs on Animal Planet, Biography Channel, and the History Channel. The team has investigated the Museum and the collections and will share findings while allowing participants to draw their own conclusions.
Memorial Planned for September 24, 2016
On Thanksgiving Eve, 1901, two Wabash Railroad trains collided near Adrian, Michigan. Remains of the victims, most of them Italian immigrants, have been buried at an unmarked grave in Oakwood Cemetery in Adrian.
"According to the book “Wreck on the Wabash” by local historian Laurie (Dickens) Perkins, the head-on crash of two trains in late November 1901 was the worst accident in Lenawee County history and one of the worst railroad accidents in the United States" (read more from The Daily Telegram).
The City of Adrian and the Lenawee County Historical Society have planned a monument to be placed at the site in Oakwood Cemetery. The memorial will take place on September 24th at 1:00 PM.
The Italian press has recently reported on the planned memorial.
The Lenawee County Historical Museum is hosting a Red, White and Blue Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday, July 2 beginning at 5:30pm.
The event includes dinner from Rumors and live entertainment.
Purchase early and save!
$35 per person/ $65 per couple
$40 per person/ $75 per couple if purchased after June 10th.
Enjoy a casual summer evening outdoors, while supporting building improvements at the museum!
RSVP online or send payment with names of those attending to:
Lenawee County Historical Society
110 E. Church St.
Adrian, MI 49221.
The Lenawee County Historical Museum hosts exhibition on the 150th Anniversary of The Croswell Opera House
The Lenawee County Historical Society is hosting an open house on Thursday, April 21st from 6:30-8:00 P.M. for a new project about The Croswell Opera House’s 150th Anniversary. The event will be held at the Lenawee County Historical Museum, 110 E. Church St, Adrian.
Students from Adrian College have setup the exhibit, working closely with the staff of The Croswell Opera House.
The museum is open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. and Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. There is no cost to attend the open house, or the museum, and all are welcome to attend.
The Lenawee County Historical Museum will be displaying artwork created by students from Lenawee Christian School (LCS) during the month of April.
“The LCS art program is excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Lenawee County Historical Museum. The students are very proud of what they've learned and made for the exhibition,” said Sarah Carter, art teacher at LCS. “The students know the museum and love going there for field trips, so they are really looking forward to seeing their work on display.”
The artwork will be on display at the Lenawee County Historical Museum, 110 E. Church St, Adrian. There is no cost to visit the museum, which is open Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
A reception for LCS students and their families will be held at the museum on Tuesday, April 12th from 5:00-8:00 PM. The event is sponsored by Clever Ideas Marketing.
Saturday, February 20th, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
The Lenawee County Historical Society is hosting a genealogy workshop on Saturday, February 20th from 1:00-4:00 P.M. The focus of the workshop is on genealogical and local history research resources available in the archives and at local libraries. The event will be held at the Lenawee County Historical Museum, 110 E. Church St, Adrian.
Ray Lennard, Lenawee County Historical Society Board Member and Thompson House Museum curator will give an overview of the resources available at the Lenawee County Historical Museum at 1:00 P.M.
Dr. Charles Gehrke will discuss the resources available in the Tecumseh District Library’s Clara Waldron Historical Room, beginning at 2:00 P.M.
Phyllis Rickard of North Adams Library will be presenting tips and tricks for researching family history at 3:00 P.M.
There is no cost to attend the workshop, registration is not required, and the public is welcome to attend.