The 54th annual Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference will be held March 30-31, 2012 at the John Lewis Center at Macomb Community College (South Campus) in Warren. The conference is one of the Historical Society of Michigan’s four major history conferences. Major sponsors include Meijer Inc., the Detroit Historical Society, and the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.
Organized by the Michigan in Perspective Planning Committee, the conference will feature several keynote speakers and breakout sessions focused on local history in Michigan. Susan Skarsgard, global design manager of GM Design Archive and Special Collection, will present the opening keynote, Where Today Meets Tomorrow: The Story of Eero Saarinen’s Design of the GM Tech Center. Other keynotes include The War of 1812 and Michigan: Some Thoughts on a Faintly Remembered Conflict by Brian Leigh Dunnigan, associate director and curator of maps at the William L. Clements Library, U-M; Sunday Morning with the Lone Ranger by radio historian Larry Zbed; and Tashmoo: The Park and the Steamer by Arthur M. Woodford of the Algonquin Club of Detroit & Windsor.
To see the full conference flier or to register online, visit http://www.hsmichigan.org/conferences/local-history-conference .