Fall 2018 Noon Lecture series
Wednesdays, Noon to 1:00 P.M., dates as noted
Free, but donations are appreciated.

October 3   How to Start Sharing the Stories of Your Life
Laura Hedgecock, local author

As fall gradually slides into the holiday season when families often gather together, it’s a good time to think about family history and heritage. Laura Hedgecock helps us do just that, by discussing practical and creative ways to share stories – and make them compelling as well.  Learn how to break through the inertia and start putting episodes of your past to paper!

October 10    The History of Cobblestone Farm
George Taylor, Cobblestone Farm

George has a wealth of knowledge about Cobblestone Farm on the south side of Ann Arbor.  He will also tell us about some of the early settlers from that area.

October 17    There and Back: Twelve of the Great Routes of Human History
Stewart Gordon, local author

Throughout human history, travel, trade, and pilgrimage routes allowed people from vastly different backgrounds to interact as they transported pilgrims, art, slaves, and armies. This intermingling generated surprising innovations in ideas, religions, art, technology, and cuisine, while widespread networks of credit, trust, and information developed.

Stewart may be able to bring some copies of his book for sale.

October 24    Girl Singers of the Big Band Era
Stu Johnson, historian

The girl singers of the big band era emerged to be as important to the success of the bands as the musicians themselves. They became the stars of the era, especially during World War II and beyond. We’ll listen to some of those “canaries” such as Ella Fitzgerald, Jo Stafford, Martha Tilton and Margaret Whiting.

October 31   Slow Food Huron Valley and Ark of Taste
Tina Stephens, representative  

Slow Food Huron Valley and Ark of Taste work to re-invigorate our local food system and preserve our food heritage. Slow Food Huron Valley helps to connect local farmers with each other and with restaurants and farmers markets, and Ark of Taste is a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction.

Depending on availability, there may be samples.



Kempf House Museum Calendar 2017