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RAHS Feb. Meeting: “The Parallel Lives of the Hamlin and Woodward Families”

February 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) will hold its evening meeting for members and the public on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester.

The program will feature historical researcher and librarian Deborah Larsen and a look at the parallel lives and legacies of two prominent Rochester pioneer families. Learn how the paths of John F. Hamlin and Lysander Woodward intersected and shaped the history of our community.

As research chairman for RAHS, Larsen researches and compiles property histories for historic marker applications and the National Register of Historic Places applications. She prepared the nomination package for listing the Griggs Brothers Rochester Grain Elevator on the National Register in 2010. Larsen also chairs the society’s annual Mt. Avon Cemetery Historical Walk in September.

In addition, Larsen is the assistant director of the Mount Clemens Public Library and is involved with the Macomb County Historical Society and the Croker House Museum.

Her publications about Rochester include Home Town Rochester, Remembering Rochester: Main Street Stories, Remembering Rochester: Vanished Rochester, and Remembering Rochester: Bygone Business.

This program is free and open to the public, no registration required. Students are welcome.

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) was founded in 1969 to help preserve, collect and interpret the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations. For more information, including a list of upcoming events, visit online at www.rochesteravonhistoricalsociety.org/


Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road
Rochester, MI 48307 United States
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