Highland Township Public Library - 444 Beach Farm Circle, Highland, MI 48357. 248-887-2218. www.highlandlibrary.info

444 Beach Farm Circle

Highland, MI 48356

248-887-2218

www.highlandlibrary.info

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Please register for the following programs online or by calling 248-887-2218 (option 3):

 

 

Home Repair and Improvement

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30pm

Learn the telltale signs of home repair scams, unscrupulous contractors, and how to navigate the home improvement process.
Presented by the Michigan Attorney General's office.

Please register online or call 248-887-2218.

 

Michigan's Most Dangerous Women

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30pm

Take a peek behind the walls of the old Detroit House of Correction, the only Michigan prison to house female inmates serving long-term sentences, and meet some of the most dangerous women in Michigan history: a serial poisoner who killed over a dozen because she wanted to don her black dress and attend the funerals; a wife who used an ax to sever her marriage; and a con artist known as "Queen of the Underworld."
True crime author Tobin T. Buhk will introduce the audience to these and many other morbidly intriguing characters in "Michigan's Most Dangerous Women."
Please register online or call 248-887-2218.

 

The Pioneer Experience:  Life in Highland Township 1832-1852

Tuesday, April 30, 6:30pm

Presented by Eugene Beach of the Highland Township Historical Society.
THE PIONEER EXPERIENCE: Everyday Life in Early Highland Township
PART 1 – HOME AND HEARTH
* Buying land, deciding what parcel to choose, its cost, etc. Use of “land lookers” to scout prospective parcels.
* Concept of “chain migration,” i.e., extended families and neighbors settling together for mutual aid and support.
* Building shelter – differences between shanty, bough house, cabin, etc.
* Planting the first crop (even before land was cleared); type of crops planted; Highland’s reputation as fertile
* Clearing land – the need for massive “break up” plows, etc.
* Livestock – why the ox was more important (and more popular) than the horse.
* Transport – multi-mile walking common, use of “pungs” and other primitive “vehicles.”

Please register online or call 248-887-2218.

 

The Pioneer Experience:  Life in Highland Township 1832-1852

Tuesday, May 7, 6:30pm

Presented by Eugene Beach of the Highland Township Historical Society
PART 2 – THE SETTLERS AND THEIR COMMUNITY
* Highland’s native environment (topography, geology and flora) and its influence on settlement.
* Wildlife (bears, wolves, etc.) and its interaction with earliest settlers.
* Interactions with native peoples; known Indian camp sites and graveyards.
* Sense of community independent of political boundaries. Churches as a focus of community identity.
* Township government – how established, annual town meetings, and now-forgotten township officials and their duties
* Early infrastructure – Indian trails, earliest roads, etc. Difficulties in travel generally.
* Early post offices and postal services.
Please register online or call 248-887-2218.

 

 

Belle Isle's Oudolf Garden

Thursday, May 9, 6:30pm

Internationally renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf has agreed to design a garden on Detroit's Belle Isle. Learn about Oudolf's garden philosophy, designs and plans for Belle Isle from staff at the Belle Isle Conservancy.
**Please note: Piet Oudolf will not be in attendance.
For more information on the forthcoming garden visit Oudolf Garden Detroit.
Thank you to the Milford Garden Club for sponsoring this program!

Please register online or call 248-887-2218.

 

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