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"The Way We Worked" Events - Jan/Feb 2013


Events that will enhance the exhibit:
Galbraith Photographic Display on Second Floor of Cromaine Library ~
December 21 through February 9, 2013
View this spectacular collection of images of our community from D. James Galbraith.
Children’s Events “Between the Holidays” surrounding “The Way We Worked”
Visit Cromaine between the holidays for special events for children, preschool and up! December 26 - 28 & January 2 - 4. See program calendar for details, times and locations.
Smithsonian Exhibit Ribbon-Cutting 
Celebration – The Way We Worked
Exhibit Opening Event: 
Friday, January 4, 2012, after hours from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
The exhibit opens with the music of Michigan’s Troubadour, Neil Woodward, whose original tunes say much about work, specifically in Michigan. A tasting table full of locally made snacks from Great Lakes Custom Meats & More.
Florence B. Dearing Museum, Open Saturdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 2013 
from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hartland’s Florence B. Dearing Museum opens to visitors on Saturdays January 4 through February 2. Stop by the museum to see the real life history of Hartland.
Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30 pm
Why did unions begin in the first place, and what do the current challenges mean to our community? Register - Crossroads.
Saturday, January 12 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Bring your family and meet us at Stone Coop Farm in Brighton. Discover what really happens on a working farm in winter. Register - Held at Stone Coop Farm in Brighton.
Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm
John Beck, MSU professor and State Scholar discusses the history of working in America. Register - Crossroads.
Monday, January 21 at 6:30 pm
Lora is a Hartland resident and the author of “The Measure of a Dream,” a novel that details what it was like to be a young American woman living in an Islamic country. Books for sale and signing. Register - Crossroads.
Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm
Nadine Cloutier, local historian and Treasurer of the Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild will present a history of the weavers and talk about the original buildings in historic downtown Hartland. Register - Crossroads.
Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 am
Join us at Village Manor Retirement for a round table discussion of what it was like to grow up in Hartland. An event for the whole family, and anyone who lives in Hartland today. Register - Held at Village Manor Retirement.
Join us at the Florence B. Dearing Museum for a viewing of their special collection related to work in Hartland and listen to unique stories from several long-time Hartland residents. Register - Held at Florence B. Dearing Museum.
Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 pm
M.L. Liebler, poet and author, will discuss his novel and the gathering of “Working Words” from so many people around the country, with special musical guest Robert Jones.
Register - Held at Hartland Music Hall.
Henry Ford: The Way He Worked Us, 
Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 pm
Steve Stanford, Ford scholar, author and Hartland resident, shares a picture of Henry Ford as innovative businessman and key figure in Michigan’s shift from agrarian to industrialized economy. Register - Crossroads.
Darci Hannah, author of “The Angel of Blythe Hall” and other books discusses her journey as a writer and writing as a career choice. Books available for sale and signing. Register - Crossroads.
Choosing Work You Love That Loves You Back!, Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 pm
Meet with Michigan Works expert, Janelle Ross, to learn 
the assessment tools that are available to help you-at ANY stage of life-find the work you love that truly suits you! Register - Crossroads.
Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm
The Crouse Family Museum will open for one night only, hosted by members of the family. Meet us at the museum 
for a personalized tour, see rare family photographs and learn more about our community’s founders. Register - Held at Crouse Family Museum.