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.
Lenawee County Historical Museum invites community