Our Programs

Membership meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month (excluding July, August, and December) at 7:00 pm at:

The Copeland Center
2306 Fourth Street (between Northline and Eureka)
Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

November 20, 2020, 7:00 pm – Lenore Bolthouse – Willow Run Bomber Plant and Yankee Air Museum

Lenore Bolthouse

The history of the Willow Run Bomber plant (Ypsilanti, MI) in World War II. The Bomber Plant produced over 8,600 B-24 Liberator bombers, a key part of the allied arsenal in the war.
It will also discuss the thousands of women known collectively as Rosie the Riveters coming to work at the plant, and the impact they played for the winning of WWII.

The presentation will then cover the start of why we entered the war, and things going on around the Home Front from Rosie’s perspective, including scrap drives, rationing, and Victory Gardens.
Lenore will also include details on how women played a critical part in every branch of the military. She will conclude with an overview of the remaining piece of the factory and the exciting plans to move into the remaining 144,000 square feet of the Willow Run Bomber Plant.

January 15, 2020, 7:00 pm – Pending

February 29, 2020, 7:00 pm – Pending

March 18, 2020, 7:00 pm – Carolyn Griffin – The Huguenots: Coming to America

April 15, 2020, 7:00 pm – Jim Jackson – Researching the War of 1812

An overview of the causes and significant events of this war, the only war partially fought on Michigan soil. Also how to research military, bounty land and pension records online or at local, state or national archives. 

May 20, 2020, 7:00 pm – Pending

May 31 – June 7, 2020 – DRGS Research Trip to Salt Lake City

June 20, 2020 , 7:00 pm – Derek Blount – Peter Robinson Settlements 1823 & 1825 – A British/Canadian Experiment
Destitute Irish families were brought to Upper Canada to this settlement. Derek will explore the what, where, and why of the plan and the records.