Programs & Events

2016 CCHS Calendar of Events and Programs

A Conversation with the Local Authors of ‘One Cup At A Time’

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
Clarkston Independence District Library Community Room

Meet the local authors of ‘One Cup at a Time,’ a new book that offers several personal accounts of historical events beginning with the Great Depression and running through the high-style, hot-rodding 1950s. Authors will sign the book, and the Clarkston Community Historical Society will provide refreshments.
Admission is free; program sponsored by the CCHS and CIDL.

 

History of Jazz, 1920 – 1960

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.
Clarkston Independence District Library Community Room

Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert of Detroit Music History will trace the evolution of jazz from its early days to the dawn of Motown Records, along with many rare recordings and photographs of Detroit musicians.
Admission is free; program sponsored by the CCHS and CIDL.

 

Anne Sullivan Speaks

Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.
Clarkston Independence District Library Community Room

During Women’s History Month, join us for this innovative event in which Colette Cullen will portray Helen Keller’s devoted teacher, Annie Sullivan, whose work with Keller began 130 years ago.
Admission is free; program sponsored by the CCHS and CIDL.

 

Great Women in History

Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m.
Clarkston Independence District Library Community Room

Maureen Esther returns to tell us about the most interesting women in history, including King Tut’s wife, Henry the VIII’s six wives, Mary Todd Lincoln and many more. When it comes to storytelling, Maureen never disappoints!
Admission is free; program sponsored by the CCHS and CIDL.

 

Through Her Eyes – Women Photographers

Tuesday, May 9, 7 p.m.
Clarkston Independence District Library Community Room

A docent from the Detroit Institute of Arts will discuss the work of women artists with a focus on the current DIA collection. This is the perfect way to hear about their collection before you visit the DIA this summer!
Admission is free; program sponsored by the CCHS and CIDL.

 

Porchfest

Sunday, June 25, 1-4 p.m.
City of the Village of Clarkston

This new CCHS-sponsored summer event features musicians performing on several front porches at homes bordering the Millpond – on North Main, Miller, North Holcomb and West Washington. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a relaxing front-yard concert. Stay as long as you like or move on to the next stop. Light refreshments will be provided by the CCHS. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

 

Art In The Village

Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Depot Park

This is the 45th anniversary of this wonderful CCHS event and fall Clarkston tradition. Thousands of visitors fill the city to enjoy the great artists, music, food and children’s activities. Proceeds from Art In The Village help us fund educational community programs and acquire and preserve local artifacts for the Clarkston Heritage Museum. Don’t forget our silent auction, Clarkston merchandise and antique sale. Mark your calendars and invite your friends for a great day in the park.
Admission and parking are free.

 

CCHS Holiday Party

Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
71 N. Main Street

We will be back to celebrate the holidays in the finest Clarkston tradition, so save the date and watch for more details. You won’t want to miss this festive and magical evening.

 

Ongoing Program

MotorCities Wayside Exhibit

The Clarkston Community Historical Society is pleased to be a part of the MotorCities Wayside Exhibit Program, an undertaking to relate our community’s automotive stories and unify the related sites using interpretive signage. These signs are set strategically in places where people walk and gather: in parks, along greenways and sidewalks, in downtown commercial areas, and in other community locations.

After over a year in research and development, the CCHS installed four Wayside signs in the summer of 2013. All four signs are within walking distance of the downtown community and each tells a different story of Henry Ford’s involvement in the village in the 1940s. From the big flood when a temporary dam burst to our inclusion in Ford’s Village Industries Program. These signs are interesting, informative and fun and we are thrilled to be a part of this innovative program provided to tell the story of each community and its unique contributions to Michigan’s automotive heritage.

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