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Michigan Mania: Early Settlement of Southeast Michigan
“Michigan Mania” concerns the early settlement of Southeast Michigan especially Washtenaw County 1823-1837. The title comes from Harriet Noble’s memoir in which she describes the frenzy to go to Michigan as a mania similar to the California gold rush. For many years, Michigan had no allure. Then circumstances occurred that made Michigan attractive to settlers.
What was it like to settle here in those early days: the trip to Michigan over land or by water, the Native Americans, the wilderness and its oak openings? Pioneer Michigan, unlike the far west, was a family affair thus the facts and anecdotes related are about families.
Another in a series of presentations by Susan Nenadic who specializes in women’s history. She teaches women's history for non-credit programs at WCC, the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. She’s a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) where she began a study group on women's history.
No Admission – Donations Accepted
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Northville Historical Society
248-348-1845, Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
More About Mill Race Village
Mill Race Village exists to preserve Northville's rich history. Free to the public, the "village" consists of a number of buildings arranged to give visitors the feeling of what pre-20th century Northville was like. Perfect for picnics and field trips, the Mill Race Village grounds host historic buildings that at one point were faced with demolition. The Northville Historical Society moved the buildings to Mill Race Village to provide residents with a link to their past.