The Potato Famine & The Coming of the Irish to America with Terence O’Leary

Copeland Center 2306 Fourth Street, Wyandotte, Michigan

Ireland awoke to the beginning of the Great Hunger in 1845. Experience the heartbreaking stories of the Irish during the 5 long years of the Potato Famine. While it was a time of great injustice when more than 1 million Irish died, it also became a tragic blessing for over 1 million Irish who fled ... Read more

New York’s Burned-over District: Revival, Reform and the Migration to Michigan with Jim Craft

Copeland Center 2306 Fourth Street, Wyandotte, Michigan

It is generally recognized by even casual students of Michigan history that many of the state’s early settlers came from western New York. It is rarely appreciated, however, that this region of New York, known as the Burned-over District, played a central role in the great religious revival that swept the country in the first ... Read more

Eloise with Tyler Moll

Copeland Center 2306 Fourth Street, Wyandotte, Michigan

Eloise has a long and interesting history spanning more than 130 years. He will be covering the founding of the Wayne County poorhouse and seeing its evolution into an asylum, tuberculosis sanitarium, and general hospital among many other uses. The Wayne County house, later known as Eloise, would become one of the largest facilities of ... Read more

Weird Downriver – Curiosities and Little Known Stories from Downriver with Jakki Malnar

Copeland Center 2306 Fourth Street, Wyandotte, Michigan

Whether you are new to local history or an old pro, this program will have something for you. Join us to learn about Slocum's "Island", Death by Tuna, Wyandotte's own DB Cooper and much more. While the Speaker, Jakki Malnar, is in the building she requires everyone to be masked.  In order for everyone to hear ... Read more

The Erie Canal with Gary Rembisz

Copeland Center 2306 Fourth Street, Wyandotte, Michigan

The Erie Canal is America’s first superhighway, over 364 miles long. It was built without steam power and through the Adirondack Mountains, up and down hills, massive boulders, and uprooting giant trees. How did they get all the water to the canal and keep it in? How did they make water run uphill? It was ... Read more

Membership sharing

Copeland Center 2306 Fourth Street, Wyandotte, Michigan

We are back in person at Copeland Center! Our program invites members to speak on findings, research, relics, family stories, or any other genealogy-related story you would like to share with our group. It’s been a long year, and we are excited to see you again. Depending on the number of people who wish to ... Read more