Monday, September 30 - Custer Week County Wide Read
Join us for the first Custer Week Read. This year we will be reading the historical fiction book The Removes by Tatjana Soli. We will meet for a book discussion at the Monroe County Historical Museum at 7 pm. You can request a copy to read by contacting Charmaine Wawrzyniec at 734-241-5277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 3, Noon – P.T. Barnum, Dogs and Custer.
Bring your Brown Bag Lunch and join us at noon at the Monroe County Historical Museum for author Brian Duggan’s lecture, P.T. Barnum, Dogs and Custer. Brian Duggan is author of the book General Custer, Libbie Custer and their Dogs. He has written numerous articles on canine history and has been published in AKC Family Dog, AKC Gazette, Greasy Grass and the LBHA. Brian will have his books available for purchase.
Thursday, October 3, 7 pm – An Aide to Custer: Lt. Edward G. Granger
At the young age of nineteen, Lt. Edward Granger would become an aid to newly appointed General, George Armstrong Custer. He would spend the short duration of his life having a firsthand view of the workings of the Cavalry under Custer’s leadership. Custer scholar, Sandy Barnard has edited the personal letters Granger left behind. Barnard will share the insights garnered from Granger’s letters. This lecture will be held at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. Sandy will have his books available for purchase.
There will be a brief presentation at 6:30 pm on Monroe sites related to Custer for anyone who would like to tour Monroe on their own this weekend. There will be no organized tours this year but Dave Ingall will be available for private tours. The booklet Traces of Custer will also be available.
Friday, October 4, 11 am – Custer Week Tea
Mrs. Maggie Calhoun returns to her home town of Monroe, Michigan on Friday, October 4. Please join her for light refreshments and tea at the Monroe County Historical Museum at 11 am. This year she will share fashion notes for a nineteenth century woman. Purchase your tickets in advance from the Monroe County Historical Museum. Tickets are $12, seating is limited. Please call 734-240-7780 for reservations.
Saturday, October 5, 10 am – Joan Croy Memorial Lecture – The General and his Dogs
General George Armstrong Custer and his wife, Libbie Custer, were wholehearted dog lovers. At the time of his death at Little Bighorn, they owned a rollicking pack of 40 hunting dogs, including Scottish Deerhounds, Russian Wolfhounds, Greyhounds and Foxhounds. Brian Duggan, author of the book General Custer, Libbie Custer and their Dogs, gives us a unique look into Custer’s life as a dog owner. Brian Duggan uses his experiences as a dog owner, historian and American Kennel Club Judge to bring to life Custer’s love of his hounds and how they also impacted his life in the military. Please join us at the Monroe County Historical Museum. Brian will have his books available for purchase.
Sunday, October 6, 2 pm – Marriage of General Custer
Your presence is requested to the marriage of General George Armstrong Custer and Miss Elizabeth Bacon. Please join us at 2 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 108 Washington St, Monroe.