Spring 2017 Arts Lecture Series


Constructive and Destructive Epochs:

The Motor City
Events in the History of the City of Detroit


Please join us at the Riverview Public Library for a six-week lecture series where we will explore some of Detroit’s most significant civil events, iconic architecture, and the Battle of the Little Big Horn centering on George Armstrong Custer who had many close friends in Detroit as well as in Monroe, Michigan.

Lectures will be given on Monday evenings starting on Monday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m.

RSVP in person or by phone at 734-283-1250.


April 3:
Longest Days of the Year: the Detroit Riots of June 20-22 1943

Detroit Author/Historian, Ken Coleman, will speak about the events of June 1943, the causes and aftermath.


April 10:
Blind Pig on 12th Street: Four Days in Detroit, July 1967

Detroit Author/Historian, Ken Coleman, discusses the events of July 23 to July 27, 1967.


April 17:
Detroit ’67: Myth of the Motor City

William Winkel of the Detroit Historical Society will give a 45 minute presentation about the events of July 1967.


April 24:
A Tour Through the History of Detroit Architecture

Professor Michael Farrell, Director of the Art House of Detroit, will give attendees a tour of Detroit Architecture from its beginnings to the present.


May 1:
The Architecture of Albert Kahn

Professor Michael Farrell, Director of the Art House of Detroit, will present the architecture of Albert Kahn and his influence on Detroit.


May 8:
The Battle of the Little Big Horn

David Ingall, former Curator at the George Armstrong Custer Exhibit in Monroe, will be speaking about the Battle of Little Big Horn that took place June 26, 1876.


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