2019 Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference

March 22 2019 | 7:30am to 8:00pm

Held on March 22-23, 2019, the Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference is the Historical Society of Michigan's largest conference of the year with 700+ attendees. Join us this spring as we celebrate the history of Michigan's southeast side with one-of-a-kind conference keynotes! Take a look:

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - with Susan Whitall and attended by Aretha's family members Earline and Cristal Franklin

From Basketball to City Hall: The Dave Bing Story - with Dave Bing

Building Detroit: African-American Entrepreneurs - with William F. Pickard

Bargains and Bankruptcy: Saving the Motor City - with Gerald E. Rosen

In addition to these fantastic keynotes, the conference will offer sessions focused on such topics as the history of Faygo pop, Michigan's haunted lighthouses, the Odawa's fishing practices, Governor Milliken's years in office, the historical factors of the Flint Water Crisis, Michigan's ancient copper trade routes, the 24th Michigan of the Iron Brigade, the Gordie Howe International Bridge, Detroit's classic children's shows of the past, Michigan's notorious female criminals, and much more!

View the entire conference: http://www.hsmichigan.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Michigan-in-Perspective-online.pdf

Meals (which include many of the keynotes) fill up fast, so don't miss out! Early-bird registration ends January 31st. Get the best deal today! Registration can be completed over the phone at (517) 324-1828 or online at http://hsmichigan.org/conferences/local-history-conference/registration/.