On Ex​hibit in the Clarke Historical Library

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Spring 2016
Native Tr​eaties - Shared Rights​ Exhibit
Learn more about the history of this exhibit.

Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series - Summer 2016
Both presentations will be held in the Park Library Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. 
The presentations will be followed by a reception in the Clarke Library.​

Tuesday, May 17​
Todd and Brad Reed 
Authors of Tuesdays with Todd and Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute

robstmary.jpegAward winning father and son team of photographers, will introduce their work and display samples of their photography through an extended visual presentation. Afterwards, they will be happy to answer questions from the audience. Their volume Tuesdays with Todd and Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute was recognized in 2014​ as a Michigan Notable Book. It began on January 3, 2012, when the pair began a weekly journey each Tuesday throughout Michigan capturing the beauty that the state offered. Th​eir newest book, Wednesdays in the Mitten continues this tradition. 


Wednesday, June 8
Richard Fleming​
Author of Wetzel, ​a historical fiction novel

robstmary.jpeg​Lewis Wetzel came of age near the end of the Revolutionary War and was an important participant in the long war between the woodland Indian Nations and the settlers of western Pennsylvania, western Virginia, and Kentucky. Although historical fiction, the novel is based on fact, and traces Wetzel's life over a period of more than twenty years. After forty-two years as a professor of mathematics at the University of Missouri, the University of Memphis, and Central Michigan University, Richard Fleming retired and began to indulge a lifelong love of history. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.


​Individuals in need  of an accommodation should contact the Library at or by phone at 989-774-1100.​​