Speakers

  • Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Local author Paul Vachon joins us to share his latest book about Detroit History. Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline takes us back three centuries — a time when Detroit was simply an outpost for
    the French to take advantage of the fur trade while keeping the British at bay. Mr. Vachon will point out the key events and noteworthy turning points in Detroit’s long journey — some of which
    are little known! Generously sponsored by the Neptune Society.

  • This Place Matters

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Ron Campbell, Preservation Architect, Oakland County


    Based on a program started by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to spotlight the historic sites that played a role in peoples’ lives, Oakland County’s Planning Department has been
    inspired to spotlight our own special places. From the nationally significant to the personally priceless, these are places and structures in Oakland County that makes us unique and holds
    special meaning. Become an armchair traveler to places in Oakland you might never knew existed — and hear the stories rarely told. A perfect way to prep your knowledge of local
    history as Oakland’s Bicentennial nears.

  • People & Primates

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Dorothy A. Nelson, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Oakland University


    Our closest relatives in the animal world belong to the order Primates. This order of mammals includes monkeys, apes and people, as well as the prosimians. The presentation will provide
    an overview of the order Primates, with more detail about selected primates’ behavior and ecology. The study of primates provides a window into some of our human behaviors. You may
    begin to see yourself in the ring-tailed lemurs, macaques, gorillas and chimpanzees when you visit the zoo!

  • The Masons

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Four Former Masters of Lodge #44:Join Carl Censoni, Bob Hall, Dave Husk and Jack Palmer, former Birmingham Lodge #44 Mason Masters, as they share their expertise and insights about the Masons and Freemasonry. Learn the history of this fraternal organization tracing back to the 14th century. These members will discuss the doctrine and what Masonry, as a charitable organization, does for individuals and for the community.