Ruth Lewick taught school in Craft School, a One Room School House in Sharon Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan from 1912-14. The story begins here.
Salt Springs Brewery serves great beer and if you are looking, a history lesson too. Beer and history are two of my favorite things so I’m surprised it took me so long to visit.
Date night at the Detroit Public Library was everything Chuck promised- an afternoon packed with Michigan history, architecture, art, books, and adventure.
The Detroit Historical Museum is on Woodward and is quietly waiting for you to discover it. It is a bucket list item you need to move to the top of the list.
Elizabeth “Betty” Sodt’s memorial was on Saturday, Jan 10th. Many friends and family gathered to celebrate her life. There are many pictures in our gallery.
Looking for a taste of Germany in Michigan? Ann Arbor’s German Park is your opportunity on the last Saturday in June, July and August.
Risky Brenda brought the PLI in Manchester to her knees on May 31st Great show Terris Ahrens, Juston Brady, Nathan Smith, Kevin Walter, and Ian Chartrand! And there is an added PLI history lesson for our genealogy and history fans.
On May 30, 2014, the small, farming community of Manchester, Michigan gathered for a community fundraiser to share their love and support for Craig Little who suffered a stroke in February.
A historical glimpse into the life of Lula “King” Brown who lived from 1895 to 1964. She worked at Kresge’s and raised 4 children in Farmington, Michigan.
Readers are given a glimpse into the 1940s in this photo journal of a 1947 wedding in Farmington, Michigan
I am excited to recommend “In the Blood” by Steven Robinson. A fun read! If you are into genealogy you’ll love this book — A Genealogical Crime Mystery.
This is the emigration story of William George Sodt. In 1881 he traveled with 13 family members to the port of Bremen, Germany to board the steamship SS Salier. Only 11 of the 13 family members made it the US. We will never exactly know why they made the...
My dear Aunt Alice is a historian and has been documenting the Brown Family History for over 50 years. Aunt Alice and Uncle Milner’s vacations included detours to cemeteries, courthouses and libraries. She said to me during a recent visit, “Did you know most old towns...
Emma Lewick Woodin lived most of her adult life in railroad towns in Kansas and Texas. She remained connected to her family in Michigan through postcards.
My Grandmother, Ruth Cornelia Lewick Sodt (1893 – 1979), was a scrapbooker. I recently retrieved one of her scrapbooks from the “cedar chest” that was buried in my sister Martha’s basement. When I dusted it off I was immediately in...
Betty’s recipe box is filled with memories of my mother, family recipes and pieces of history. The note cards and scraps of paper where she wrote her recipes are valuable folklore as well as directions for baking cookies. I loved her cinnamon snaps and buckeyes....