September 2017 Newsletter

Dear HVC Members,

With summer coming to a close, it’s almost time for HVC meetings to continue. If you’ve been following along with previous newsletters, you know that our September meeting will be a special book-club discussion. I hope you have all had a great summer and are excited for MAS activities to start back up again.

September 2017 Meeting – Sept. 21, 2017 – 6:30pm

As mentioned previously, our September meeting will be a special potluck book-club discussion, hosted by our chapter’s own Ann Zinn! Unlike our normal meetings, this one will be limited to MAS member only. Bring your copy of Searching for Golden Empires: Epic Cultural Collisions in Sixteenth-Century America by William K. Hartmann and be ready to talk about the book. As it is a potluck, please plan to bring a dish to pass as well. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by calling Ann directly at 248-437-4183.

Here’s a little info about the location from Ann herself:

“We live at the south end of 40-acre Fish Lake in the SE corner of Livingston County, just across the Washtenaw County line from Whitmore Lake. The lake is a springfed, kettle lake, and our home is on top of a glacial kame. Our property has its own State of Michigan Archaeological site number: 20LV10. Henry Wright was involved in excavations here and has identified our homesite as a prehistoric “hunting maintenance site.” The SE Branch of the Huron River flows behind our home and into the Huron mainstream at Silver Lake Road in Livingston County near US23. Luckily the river behind our house is designated a “Natural River” tributary. It’s beautiful, wild, and full of wonderful birds. We have two acres on the lake, which is quiet and clean, with each resident having 200 feet minimum on the lake and acreage. Quite unusual for SE Michigan.”

Directions to get to Ann’s house are attached to this email.

I hope you have all enjoyed the book so far and are looking forward to discussing it! If you haven’t finished it, there’s still time!

October 2017 Meeting:

The normal meeting schedule will resume in October. After the September potluck meeting, our next meeting will be on October 19, 2017 at the Kelsey Museum. Further details will be announced in the next newsletter or at



I hope you’ve all had a relaxing and pleasant summer and will be able to attend upcoming MAS functions. As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments ( and I will do my best to answer them!



Marshall Gaines,

HVC President



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