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VOLUNTEERS

If you would like to volunteer at the Monroe County

Historical Museum, please call:

Ralph Naveaux John Gibney Lynn Reaume

Monroe County Historical Museum 126 S. Monroe St Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 240-7780 Phone

We need

greeters,

tour

guides,

interpreters,

craftspeople, demonstrators, gardeners, and more. __________

ARTICLES

The Monroe County Historical Museum Staff would like to invite anyone who is interested in the history of the Monroe area to submit an article for possible publication in the RIVER RAISIN NEWS & DISPATCH.

Send articles to:

Ralph Naveaux Monroe County Historical Museum 126 S. Monroe St Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 240-7780 Phone Ralph_Naveaux@monroemi.org

Articles to be included in the November/December 2006 RIVER RAISIN NEWS & DISPATCH should be submitted to Ralph Naveaux for his review by October 10, 2006.

__________

COMING EVENTS

Oct. 1

October Lantern Tour ticket sales begin, 10am

Oct. 1-7

Custer Week in Monroe County - various locations and times

Oct. 11

River Raisin Chapter, Michigan Archaeological Society at Museum, "An Archaeological Investigation of the Battle of Mackinac Island" by Dr. G. Michael Pratt, Heidelberg College. 7:30pm

Oct. 27-28

Lantern Tour nights at Navarre-Anderson Trading Post - reservations necessary

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Nov. 3-4

November Lantern Tour nights continue at Navarre- Anderson Trading Post - reservations necessary

Nov. 8

River Raisin Chapter, Michigan Archaeological Society at Museum, 7:30pm

Nov. 11

War of 1812 Roundtable at the River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center, 7pm

Nov. 22

First day for groups to set up Christmas trees at Museum __________

WAR OF 1812 ROUNDTABLE

The Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield will host another of their pre-bicentennial War of 1812 Roundtable series of talks at the River Raisin Battlefield Visitors Center at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2006.

The

evening’s

presentation

is

entitled

“The

Unfortunate Massacre of Chicago.”

The title is taken from Lt.

Helm’s

description

of

the

event

in

a

letter

written

to

Judge

Woodward in 1814.

Our presenters, Mike Waskul and Dave

Washburn,

will

cover

the

actions

which

led

to

the

killing

of

civilians and soldiers following the evacuation Dearborn at Chicago on August 15, 1912.

of

Fort

Light refreshments will be provided. __________

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