Businesses, groups, service clubs and individuals invited to participate
The Lenawee County Historical Society announces the 33rd annual Festival of Trees. Businesses, groups, service clubs, families and individuals in Lenawee County are invited to participate in the event at the Lenawee County Historical Museum, 110 E. Church St. in Adrian by adding a decorated Christmas tree to the first or second floor of the museum.
A special evening setup event will be held on Thursday, November 30 at 5PM with live entertainment and refreshments.
Participants are welcome to set-up and decorate Christmas trees between Friday, November 17 and Friday, December 1 during the museum’s regular business hours - Tuesday-Saturday and 10 AM - 2PM. Additional times can be arranged for set-up by contacting the museum at 517.265.6071.
There is no charge to display a tree.
The trees will remain on display until early January.
Saturday, September 23
3 tour times available:
8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 PM
Limited tickets available, $25 per person.
Reservations are required and must be made online - click here.
Join the Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (ORBS) for a paranormal investigation of the museum.
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.
Sunday, August 27, 12:45 PM
Adrian has a rich history dating back hundreds of years. Interesting events and places have been hand-selected from Ray Lennard, LCHS board member, for this bicycle tour. The cost is $5 and includes a buffet lunch provided by Smoke Signals BBQ. Only 50 tickets will be available and a link is provided in this Facebook event. You are responsible for providing your own bicycle, safety equipment, and bike locks.
Our journey starts at Adrian Locksmith and Cyclery at 12:45pm with a meet and greet. Our departure starts at 1:00pm sharp. Those living in or near Adrian are welcome to ride your bikes to the Cyclery. Those coming from further away can park at the Cyclery (overflow parking will be available at the Lenawee County Courthouse parking lot, too). We'll bike around Adrian with stops at several locations including stops at the former Training School, Dutch Hill, and Monument Park to name a few. A final stop will be at Cotton Brewing Company for a buffet lunch. Craft beer and craft soda will be available to purchase, as well. It will be a self-paced return back to Adrian Locksmith and Cyclery.
In conjunction with the Lenawee County Historical Museum's "Evolution of Technology" exhibit (on display now through November 1, 2017) you are invited to partake in a night of "retro" gaming!
The event will be held during Downtown Adrian First Fridays event on June 2 from 6 to 8 pm. Come try your hand at a game of checkers, chess, cards, or play an early electronic video game (to be announced).
While you're at the Museum view the technology exhibit and learn more about how technology has changed the lives of residents of Lenawee County.
July 1st event supports building upgrades at the Lenawee County Historical Museum
The event includes dinner from Rumors Inc and live entertainment by Amy Grace Music.
$35 per person if purchased by June 16.
$40 per person if purchased on or after June 17.
Deadline to RSVP: June 23!
Enjoy a casual summer evening outdoors, while supporting building improvements at the museum!
Register online - click here
or send payment with names of those attending to:
PO Box 1547
Adrian, MI 49221
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!