Oakland County in the 1870s

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Highland Township Public Library
Community Room - Lower Level

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We're sorry, this event has been cancelled due to lack of registration.

The same presentation will be given at the White Lake Library tomorrow evening, 2/27 @ 6:30pm.  Sign up here: http://whitelakelibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=4142


The first history of Oakland County was produced in 1877 by L.H. Everts Publishing of Philadelphia.  This 1877 History of Oakland County is well-known to local historians and original versions are available in a number of libraries in the County.   As a part of the 2020 Oakland County Bicentennial commemoration, the Oakland County Historical Commission is donating reprints of the Everts book to libraries

Jim Craft of the Oakland County Historical Commission will deliver a talk on its background, content and value as historical literature. In addition, he will address a problem inherent with local histories: such books provide detailed information about local people, conditions and events but often fail to place them in the proper context. Mr. Craft will bring greater understanding to the Everts book and life in 19th Century Oakland County by making connections to the broader sweep of American history that could easily be overlooked by most readers.

Event Type(s): Adult
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Oakland County Historical Commission

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