Charlevoix Historical Society Events Calendar

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Charlevoix Historical Society Events Calendar

Following are the scheduled programs and events of the Charlevoix Historical Society for 2018. (Subject to change.) If you need additional information, contact the Charlevoix Historical Society, 231- 547-0373 or info@chxhistory.com.

The Historical Society is going virtual for a few months until we can resume in-person programs. Please see our list of upcoming programs below. These programs will be done over the Zoom platform and registration is required to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode. We encourage you to register early, and no later than one hour before the program. Viewing is limited to 100 participants. The Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode will be sent to your e-mail in the days leading up to the program from info@chxhistory.com. Please check your SPAM or JUNK folders as well, and make our e-mail one of your contacts.  Click Here to register.

2021 Calendar of Events

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June

PROGRAM: Further into the Wilderness: the Culture of the Great Lakes Indigenous People in the 18th-19th Centuries

by Prof. Chuck Cleland

Tuesday, June 29 at 7:00pm
Charlevoix Train Depot
305 Chicago Avenue
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Free admittance for Society members and suggested $5.00 donation for non-members.

The Society is pleased to announce resumption of live programs with a book talk by local author, Prof. Chuck Cleland, a renowned expert on Indigenous history, Great Lakes fishing and fur trading in the eighteenth century. Cleland will be speaking about his most recent historic fiction books based on the real life travels of adventurer Alexander Henry.

Cleland is a retired Michigan State University Professor of Anthropology. He was MSU’s Museum Curator and the author of numerous works on the native people of the upper Great Lakes region.


July

A review of the Architecture and Life of H. Jack Begrow, AIA

Presented by Janet Begrow Chambers

Sunday, July 18 at 4:00pm
Charlevoix Train Depot
305 Chicago Avenue
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Free admittance for Society members and suggested $5.00 donation for non-members.

Licensed architect Harold Jack Begrow, AIA, (1930 -2019) known as Jack, practiced architecture in Northern Michigan for more than 50 years. His extensive travels in Europe influenced his designs for Charlevoix properties including storefronts, restaurants, homes and most of the local condominiums. This program will review Begrow’s architectural style from 4:00-5:00 pm; from5:00-6:00 pm we invite people who knew Jack to share stories about his life, projects, or adventures. The program will be given by Jack’s daughter, Janet Begrow Chambers, who grew up in Charlevoix and moved back here in 2018.

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“How Pine River Became Charlevoix (1721-1869)”

A Charlevoix Cultural Corridor Event

Saturday, July 31, 2021, 12:00 – 3:30 pm

Charlevoix Public Library, 220 Clinton St:

Children’s Garden:  

12 pm  Introduction by Jessica Dominic and David Miles

12:15 pm – Colonial Fort Michilimackinac Voyageurs Program

1:00 pm Bear River Pow Wow Singing and Dancing Group featuring  Raymond and Leroy Shenoskey

1:45 pm Odawa/Ojibwe Story Telling with Larry Denemy 

2:15 – Introduction by Jessica Dominic and David Miles

2:30 Bear River Pow Wow Singing and Dancing Group  

Gallery:  Charlevoix Historical Society Exhibit:  “How Pine River Became Charlevoix 1721-1869” (runs from mid-July through early August)

 Main Entrance: 

12- 3:30 pm Quill Art Demonstration by Yvonne Walker Keshick, NEA National Heritage Fellow

See this remarkable artist in action and hear her stories 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts, 109 Clinton St:  Blacksmith Demonstration 11 am – 3 pm


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Online Program: Charlevoix Hotels present by Charlevoix Historical Society Curator David L. Miles

Wednesday, November 3, @ 7:00pm  Follow link for registration.
https://www.ncmclifelonglearning.com/event-4507894

David L. Miles, curator of the Charlevoix Historical Society’s Museum at Harsha House, will be presenting a history of the town’s hotels on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.  The virtual program includes practically every hotel /major motel that has contributed to Charlevoix’s hospitality industry, with remarkable images from the Historical Society’s collections starting with the Fountain City House, then the first resort association clubhouse days, and up to today.  Included will be stories both humorous and hair-raising from an era that vanished in the 1960s, but one that really put Charlevoix on the map over a century.   

There is no charge for the program, but you do need to register, which you can do by clicking on the link above.

 


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All events are open to the public except the Venetian Potluck. Programs at the Depot are offered at no charge for members and $5.00 for non-members, unless otherwise noted.

The Charlevoix Historical Society is a non-profit organization whose objective is to bring together people who are interested in the history and heritage of the Charlevoix area and in the protection and preservation of places and objects of historical value. The Society sponsors many events throughout the year to which the public is invited.

These public event dates and times are subject to change. All events should be confirmed by calling the Charlevoix Historical Society at 231-547-0373.

 

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