Cabin Fever Lecture Series

Brave the snow and attend a series of free lectures on local history this winter

January 21, 2020:

Early Days of Radio in Michigan, presented by Al & Dave Eicher

This lecture will stimulate many wonderful memories of the early days of radio. Al and David Eicher, have for the past thirteen years produced 23 Michigan visual history documentaries. Their efforts in preserving town histories and events in Michigan have led to the creation of a lecture series. They have designed these lectures, including multimedia displays, for Colleges, Historical Societies, Libraries, Church Groups and Museums. Historic objects and documents are also on display. The visual segments originate from an interactive DVD, which is shown on a video projection system or large screen television.

At the Harrisville Library 7 p.m.

February 18, 2020:

A Superior Design...Whaleback Shipwrecks, presented by Ric Mixter

Whalebacks were unique ships built in Superior, Wisconsin. Lecture and visual presentation profiles their inventor and includes underwater visits to the Sagamore, Colgate and Cort. It’s been said that more people learn about Great Lakes history from Ric Mixter than from any other source. He’s written and produced over 30 programs on shipwrecks for PBS, The Outdoor Channel and the Vision Network. Ric has also been featured as a shipwreck expert on the Discovery Channel and History Channel, diving over 100 shipwrecks including the Edmund Fitzgerald. A dynamic, energetic speaker, Ric loves to share his knowledge and underwater video!

At Alcona Township Hall 7 p.m.

March 17, 2020:

Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses, presented by Dianna Stampfler

More than 30 lights in Michigan are rumored to be haunted. From the smell of cigar smoke at Seul Choix Point Light to the mysterious housekeeping at White River Light Station and the antics at Waugoshance Shoal, these stories will entertain all ages. At the Caledonia Township Hall 6:30 p.m.

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April 21, 2020:

Russell Alger Presidential Run, presented by Keith Myers

Learn about Michigan Governor Russell Alger’s bid for the White House in 1888.

At the Lincoln Depot 7 p.m.

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The Cabin Fever Lecture series is presented by the Alcona Historical Society, The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan and the Alcona County Library.

Contact Us:

Alcona Historical Society, P.O. Box 174, Harrisville, MI 48740