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On Friday evenings in March, the Museum is the place to be for a variety of topics and speakers! All programs begin at 7:00 p.m. Please scroll below to purchase tickets.

I, Too, Sing America, presented by Michigan Opera Theatre
Date: March 23
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free for Museum members; $5 for non-members

Join Michigan Opera Threatre for I, Too, Sing America, an innovative lecture-recital that highlights the stories and achievements of African American artists and athletes who defied limitations and paved the way for integration in their fields.

This performance is presented in anticipation of MOT's May production of The Summer King, a new opera centered on the life and struggles of Josh Gibson, a baseball superstar in the Negro Leagues who was barred from playing in the majors. Through live music, poetry, narrative, and video, Michigan Opera Theatre will explore Gibson's story alongside the little-known, but ultimately unforgettable, histories of other luminaries such as Marian Anderson, George Shirley, Jesse Owens, and Florence Price. I, Too, Sing America celebrates those who have contributed to the struggle for integration and equality, and brings a wider recognition of the vibrant, parallel histories shared by the athletic and artistic communities, unifying the interests of our broader Detroit community.

The Influenza of 1918: A Smart Towns presentation by Dr. Adam Hull, Ascension Crittenton Physician - Primary Care Internal Medicine
Date: March 30
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free for Museum members; $5 for non-members

The Flu Epidemic of 1918 killed more than 50 million people, one-fifth of the world's population, and affected over 25% of the population of the United States. The year of 1918 was an unforgettable year of suffering and death, and peace as World War I ended.

A quote from the Journal of the American Medical Association in December 1918 stated: 
"...Medical Science for four and one half years devoted itself to putting men on the firing line and keeping them there. Now it must turn with its whole might to combating the greatest enemy of all - infectious disease."

Join Dr. Hull as he looks back over this tragic time that led to great discoveries and change.
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Women's History in March

Join us on Thursdays in March for "Herstory" presentations celebrating Women's History Month. All programs begin at 7:00 pm. Please scroll down to purchase tickets.

A Look Back at Women's Roles as Homemakers and the Tools that they Used,  presented by Jim and Berta Cassell
Date: March 22
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free for Museum members; $5 for non-members

Women doing chores outside

Women's roles have changed over the years, as have the tools that they use. Jim and Berta Cassell are Collectors of History and will share their knowledge of irons and other everyday objects from the past that were part of life in the home. Guests are encouraged to bring unusual objects from the past that may have been part of homemaking long ago.

A Purse of Her Own, presented by Susan Nenadic
Date: March 29
Time: 7:30 pm NEW TIME
Cost: Free for Museum members; $5 for non-members

Susan Nenadic

Much of what we think about American women in the nineteenth century is based on stereotype. Author of  A Purse of Her Own, Susan Nenadic, challenges stereotypes regarding issues of education, health, marriage, and divorce. From Washtenaw County, Susan looks at Michigan against a backdrop of changes occurring throughout the United States.

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A Tour of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal
Date: April 14th
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $12/Museum Members; $18/Non-Members (Program includes a boxed lunch.)
Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 11th.

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal in the past

The Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal started in 1837 as Michigan's first internal public works project and ended as a failure in 1843. The canal stretched from Mt. Clemens to Rochester and intended to cross the State all the way to Lake Michigan. The Rochester Hills Museum is offering a tour and history of the ill-fated canal!

Carpooling starts and ends at the Museum. Guests can also join the tour at 10:00 am at the Clinton Township Hall in the Historic Village at Romeo Plank and Canal Road, just south of the Clinton-Macomb Library. Pre-registration is required to participate in this program. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.


"Herstory": Traci Lynn Martin - Just Around the Pointe
Date: April 19th
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free for Museum Members; $5.00/Non-Members
Registration Required - see sign up down below.

Traci on the water

Join us as we welcome World Record Endurance Paddler, Traci Lynn Martin. Ms. Martin completed an expedition to circumnavigate all five Great Lakes in ONE calendar year, battling wind, waves, weather, and a severe case of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She planned this expedition to raise awareness of those with chronic diseases as she has learned to deal with hers. Traci's story is filled with adventure and human interest for all to enjoy. Meet her and learn about what it is like to have spent almost an entire year of her life paddling every day. Join us to learn about this inspiring and history-making woman! 

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