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March 2020

Thursday Evening Lecture: Civil Rights Icon Viola Liuzzo

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road
Rochester, MI United States
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The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) presents, “Civil Rights Icon Viola Luizzo” with Michael Placco, professor of history at Macomb Community College, on Thursday, March 5 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Multipurpose Room. Placco returns to RAHS to discuss the extraordinary life of his aunt and Civil Rights activist Viola Luizzo, a young wife and mother who traveled from Detroit to Selma, AL, to participate in the successful Selma to Montgomery marches. While driving back from taking…

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Special Event: 27th Annual Antique Appraisal Day

March 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow
Rochester, MI 48308 United States
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The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s (RAHS) annual Antique Appraisal Day is one of Southeast Michigan’s most popular events. This year, antique enthusiasts and treasure collectors may bring items for an appraisal on Sunday, March 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. Twelve appraisers will be on hand to evaluate a variety of antiques from American art to ukuleles and more. Local antiques experts will review a variety of antique items including vinyl records, comic books,…

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Smart Towns: The Long War & America’s Struggle for Equal Voting Rights

March 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rochester Hill Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road
Rochester HIlls, MI 48306 United States
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In this special presentation with the Rochester Hills Museum, Oakland University professor Bruce Zellers will explore the arduous battles fought in the war for equal voting rights. Travel through history, from Abigail Adams’s revolutionary era request to legislators to “remember the ladies,” to joining forces with abolitionists, to finally achieving victory with the help of WWI. Alas, the hope for “moral politics” and many social/cultural changes still remains to be achieved. Please register using the link provided. This event is…

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April 2020

CANCELED Thursday Evening Lecture: The Golden Age of the Movie Palaces & Theater Pipe Organs

April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road
Rochester, MI United States
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This program will be rescheduled for a later date. On Thursday, April 2, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library's Multipurpose Room, RAHS Membership Director, Richard Dengate, a retired high school teacher and university lecturer, will present "The Golden Age of the Movie Palaces & their Theater Pipe Organs" -- a historical look back at the theaters of long ago and the pipe organs that once entertained generations of moviegoers presented through photographs and film which will recreate the…

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