Updated: November 29, 2018
WHS Plans Capital Campaign Kick Off Meeting
The Waterville Historical Society will hold its capital campaign kickoff meeting on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at StoryPoint Senior Living, 1470 Pray Blvd., Waterville. Space is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
French Noel Planned At River Raisin Battlefield
River Raisin National Battlefield Park will host a special holiday event, French Noel, on Saturday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event will showcase how the early French settlers along the River Raisin would have celebrated Christmas from the late 1700s until the time of the War of 1812.
The event will be held at River Raisin National Battlefield Park at 1403 E. Elm Ave, Monroe, Mich. The event is free and open to the public and will include examples of typical French cuisine and activities such as table games, crafts and the yule log tradition. Outside games will be weather-dependent. For more information, call (734) 243-7136.
Wakeman Center Seasonal Hours Announced
The Wakeman Archival Research Center, 401 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville,winter hours are in effect through April 2019. The archives will be open by appointment, and depending on weather conditions and availability of staff, Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Look for the “open” flag on the front of the building.
Located upstairs at Wakeman Hall, the archives are staffed by Waterville Historical Society volunteers and contain records of Waterville organizations, businesses, churches, schools, cemeteries, etc., as well as family files and local history. Admission is free. Call (419) 265-4871 for more information or to make an appointment. Summer hours will resume in May 2019.
Toledo Area Genealogical Society Sets Meetings
The Toledo Area Genealogical Society (TAGS) meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. the second Monday of the month from September to June.
The meetings are held in Wright Hall in the Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. For program information, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tags/index.htm.