November 2017 History Series Speaker: John Brian

Ships at the Traverse City docks. (R-L)”Che-qua-me-gon”, “Illinois”, “Manistique, Marquette and Northern No. 1 ferry ” on far left, taken by Orson W. Peck, 1908. Image from the Historical Society Collection, Traverse Area District Library.

Join us on Sunday, November 19th, 1-3 p.m., when John Brian will speak on the history of Merchant Shipping on the Great Lakes in the Twentieth and Twenty-first centuries. Brian is recently retired from serving over 25 years as a merchant marine deck officer on the Great Lakes.

Our monthly History Series meetings take place in the McGuire Room at Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City. Event is free and open to the public.

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Annual Meeting: October 15, 2017

I am pleased to announce it is time again for our annual meeting. We hope you can join us to hear about the programs and activities of your society since last October.  We have accomplished a great deal and look forward to sharing it with you.

As part of our annual meeting, we will be asking you to vote on some small revisions of the society bylaws conducted this year and the election of board members.  All the meeting documents can be found on our website at https://traversehistory.wordpress.com/about/board-meetings-minutes-and-agendas/

These include the following:

Please take the opportunity to review the documents prior to our meeting.  If you are unable to attend the annual meeting but wish to mail in a ballot, please send it to Traverse Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 7051, Traverse City, MI 49696-7051, so it will be received by Friday, October 13, 2017.

I look forward to seeing you at our annual meeting in the McGuire Room in the Traverse Area District Library at 610 Woodmere Ave. Traverse City, on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.   

Thank you.

Stephen Siciliano, Ph.D.
Board President

TAHS Annual Meeting 2017

Photograph of the Victor Petertyl family meeting Louis Petertyl at the train station on his return from the army. Louis is standing at the left with his back to the camera and Victor is the man in the hat standing in the middle of the photograph, ca. 1917-1919. Image from the Historical Society Collection, Traverse Area District Library.

Join us for our Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 15th! This is your opportunity to talk directly with the Board of Directors, find out what the organization has been up to, and what you can do to help. This is always a fun, informative, and social event for all. Free and open to the public (even for non-members!)

The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 15th, 1-3 p.m., in the McGuire Room at Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave.

The Annual Meeting replaces our monthly speaker series. We will return to our regularly scheduled monthly history meetings on November 19th, 1-3 p.m., when John Brian will speak on the history of Merchant Shipping on the Great Lakes in the Twentieth and Twenty-first centuries. Brian is recently retired from serving over 25 years as a merchant marine deck officer on the Great Lakes.