Yours truly will be appearing, along with several other local authors, at the Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society’s annual Summer Social, a major fund raiser for the Society, located at the site of Pine Grove, the former estate of Governor Moses Wisner. Wisner was the last antebellum Governor of Michigan, who raised a regiment of infantry and led it off to war in 1862. Like so many of Michigan’s best, he died of disease in the service and was brought home to his final resting place (in nearby Oak Hill Cemetery).
The authors event is at 11:30 a.m. Autographed copies of Michigan and the Civil War will be available, with, as always, the author proceeds going to the Michigan CWS commemoration.
The whole event runs from 11 to 5, and is said to be major fun for visitors and volunteers. Tours of the 1845 home, exhibits, entertainment, reenactors, refreshments, and activities for the whole family abound as they step back in time to enjoy the ambiance of Pine Grove. Admission is $5 per person, $10 per family up to 5 people, or free for those who join on the day of the event. More info is at: http://www.ocphs.org/drupal-6.1/