Upcoming Events

Michigan’s Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Memorial Hall and Museum in Eaton Rapids, Michigan will be holding its fourth annual Civil War Discovery Camp on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 for students 8-years to 14-years old.  The students will be arriving at G.A.R. Island Park (Hamlin Street) in Eaton Rapids at 10 AM, where they will spend several hours of planned activities, including learning the Civil War manual of arms with wooden muskets, how to march, how the Civil War soldier lived, and much more.  The students will be told about the park and its association with the G.A.R., the Museum, and the Civil War Veterans.  They then will be split into groups and provided information about the life of a Civil War soldier and each allowed to fire a reproduction Civil War musket (with prior parental approval).  All musket handling will be under strict adult supervision.  Adults will load (with powder only), cap, and hold the musket.  Student only will be allowed to pull the trigger.  All students that fire a musket will be wearing safety glasses.  Lunch will be provided to the students while on the island.  Around 2 PM, the students will be marched back to the G.A.R. Museum for a tour and to learn about what the G.A.R. Civil War veterans and their auxiliary, the Woman’s Relief Corps, did after the war.  Following the tour, each camper will be paid $13 in replica 1860s Civil War federal money and then discharged from “military service”.

Support for this event this year graciously comes from the city of Eaton Rapids, Meijers, the Jackson Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Austin Blair Camp No. 7, Kalamazoo SUVCW General Benjamin Pritchard Camp No 20, and Lansing/Sunfield SUVCW Curtenius Guard Camp No. 17.

For the registration form, you may go to either the G.A.R. Museum’s website at http://garmuseum.com/civil-war-discovery-camp.html, to download the Camp registration form or just download the form attached  2018-08-15 CW CAMP FLIER and APPLICATION.  The cost of the Camp is $20 per student.


Stockbridge Area Genealogical/Historical Society
Stockbridge Township Hall
125 South Clinton Street
Stockbridge, Michigan 49285


MSU Lastside folklife festival  Saturday, August 11, 10 AM – 8 PM
Allen Neighborhood Center External link – opens in new window, 1611 East Kalamazoo Street, Lansing Eastside Neighborhood
FREE and family friendly!



Moores River Drive Home Tour, Sunday Sep 16, 2018


Oaklawn Cemetery Tour

Public· Hosted by
Stockbridge Area Genealogical/Historical Society

Sunday, October 7 at 4 PM – 6 PM

Step back in history for a leisurely stroll through Oaklawn Cemetery! There you will meet actors portraying residents of our area from a variety of time periods, giving you the opportunity to learn about the history of our area and the people who lived here. Tours led by volunteers begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, and will depart until 5. A golf cart will be available to assist those with limited mobility.


Maple Ridge Cemetery Tour

· Hosted by Holt, Michigan: A Slice of History
Sunday, October 21 at 2 PM – 3 PM

Maple Ridge Cemetery
4149 Willoughby Rd, Holt, Michigan 48842
After our largest cemetery tour turnout ever in 2017, the Holt-Delhi Historical Society is returning to Delhi Township’s historic Maple Ridge Cemetery for a tour on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2 pm. The fall foliage and abundance of history in Maple Ridge is astounding and make for a lovely and educational afternoon. Our stops on the tour have not yet been chosen, so if you have a recommendation for a person or family we should cover please let us know.


Holt Lions Club 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion


Hosted by Holt, Michigan: A Slice of History
Wednesday, October 10 at 7 PM – 8 PM

Sam Corey Senior Center,
2108 Cedar St, Holt, Michigan 48842
Join the Holt-Delhi Historical Society as we welcome the Holt Lions Club in celebrating their 50th anniversary. Founded in 1968, the Holt Lions have been, for 50 years, a generous community service organization. The Lions will present the history of the Holt Club and provide insight into what Lions International is all about.
The event will be held at the Sam Corey Senior Center on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7 pm. Parking is available at the Senior Center and overflow parking at the nearby Holt Farmers’ Market.


Saturday, November 3 2018 MGC Fall Family History Event  (Michigan Events) 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W Kalamazoo, Lansing, Michigan Save the Date for the 2018 MGC Fall Family History Event!


Join the Holt-Delhi Historical Society and local historian Inge Logenburg Kyler for a program on the history of the Holt United Methodist Church. The church’s German roots and 150+ years of history make for a fascinating story. The program will be held in the East Room at the Holt United Methodist Church, 2321 N. Aurelius Road,Holt, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 7 pm.