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From: JanSedore <>
Subject: [MIMECOST] Eaton County Heritage Conference
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 20:08:18 -0400
The Sunfield Historical Society is sponsoring the Eaton County Heritage
Conference on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at Sunfield, Eaton County,
Michigan. (See details below). We hope that you will plan to attend, we have
limited seating, so please get your registration in early. (Sep 15) Tell
your genealogical friends.
We will also be having vendors with many genealogical wares.
REMEMBER – this is a *Free Conference*, we will be providing you with lunch
and a full day of genealogy and local history.
Please visit the Eaton County website
http://www.eaton.migenweb.net/Heritage-Conf-2008.htm to download the
If you have any questions or you would like a registration form emailed to
you, be sure to let me know.
Eaton County Heritage Conference
Hosted by: The Sunfield Historical Society
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Location: Sunfield United Brethren Church - 8436 W. Grand Ledge Hwy,
Sunfield, MI 48890
(1/4 mile west of blinker-light in Sunfield on M-43)
8:00 – 9:00 Registration, come early and enjoy a cup of coffee and a roll.
9:00 a.m. – noon
Speaker: Shirley Gage Hodges
Shirley Gage Hodges has been actively doing genealogical research since
1967. She has presented lecturers, seminars and workshops locally and
regionally both in the United States and Canada since 1994. Shirley has been
selected as the recipient of the 2008 Library of Michigan Genealogy
"The Importance of Preserving Your Family History & Heirlooms"
One of the most precious things we can pass on to our children, and the
children of their children, is the history of their family. It helps to
give them a sense of their place in the cycle of the generations. It is
important that we preserve the wealth of stories that go along with the
heirlooms that have been passed down in a family for generations. Find out
why those items were so precious to your ancestors and pass those stories
along so that they will be preserved for future generations.
"How to Preserve Family Histories and Heirlooms"
There are a great number of things that genealogist can and should use to
preserve their family histories and heirlooms. In order to preserve our
roots and pass them on we need to learn how to take care of them so that
they will be available to future generations. This session will be devoted
to helping you learn how best to preserve your family papers, photos and
other family treasures. We need to learn the proper storage and
preservation techniques to save our family treasures for years to come.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the Eaton County Historical
Commission and will be served by the Sunfield Coffee House.
1:00 - A tour of the Sunfield G.A.R. Hall located on Main St. Sunfield,
Keith Harrison; National Past Commander in Chief will be your guide.
2:00 – Sunfield is a small town that continues to thrive in our fast paced
society. Stop by and visit the following businesses, they are waiting for
· Mapes Furniture, which was originally the Walsh Hotel, located on
the corner of Main Street and Second Avenue. There you will be given a tour
of the store and history of the buildings.
· The Sunfield Sentinel will be open from 1:00 until 3:00. You will
be able to see the printing presses that are still being used today to print
the weekly edition of The Sunfield Sentinel.
· Welch Hardware will be open for your pleasure to wander around,
enjoy being taken back in time by the sportsmen-like furnishings, wooden
floors and good hometown hospitality.
· Sunfield Coffee House newly remodeled, great place to eat, sit and
enjoy a cup of their wonderful coffee.