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Saginaw Valley Chapter

 

 

Officers:

 
President:  Mike Mauer mikmauer@rocketmail.com
Vice President:  Kerry Bennett tk_Bennett@yahoo.com
Secretary:  Theresa Breza
Treasurer:  Ken Kosidlo kenkosidlo@aol.com
 
 

Meetings:

 

First Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, 500 Federal Ave, Saginaw, MI.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MEETING TIME HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY CHANGED FROM 7:30 PM TO 7:00 PM.

 

Visitors are welcome.

 

 

Meeting Topics:

 

December 4, 2014:  (meeting time starts at 7:00 PM)  Join Kyle Bagnall, Chippewa Nature Center's Manager of Historical Programs, as he traces fur trading activity in the Saginaw valley back to the 17th Century. We'll investigate more than 200 turbulent years as French, British and American traders vied for the rich resources of this region. You'll also hear a story from Kyle's own family tree, as young Archibald McMillan was captured at Detroit by Chippewa warriors in 1814 and brought to Saginaw, followed closely by a posse led by Governor Cass. Step back in time to a turbulent era which shaped our state and nation.

 

The December meeting will also feature the annual potluck.  Bring a dish to pass.

 

MAS calendars will be offered for sale at the December meeting.

 

 

Other:

 

 

 

Presentation DVDs:

 

Fellow Chapter Member Robert Hoppe had the forethought to record several programs from the late 1980s to early 1990s.  He has made them available for viewing on DVD by MAS members upon checkout at the Castle Museum.  Click here for a list of programs available.