March 5th, 2019 Tea - Hosted by Trudy Krajecki A representative from the Michigan Association of Railroad Road Passengers will speak & inform us as to how we can make our voices heard. Many of us rely on the Amtrak train, Pere Marquette line and would be at a loss without it. Also, come hear about how pricing of tickets are determined, scheduling, right of way of freight trains etc. Elizabeth, our speaker calls herself a train nerd, one of few females.
We offer many diverse programs to our members and guests. A listing of our past programs is below. Please come join us in the future.
March 19th, 2019 || Tea - Hosted by Julie Rubin || The Van Buren County Historical Society in Hartford is housed in an 1884 building, once the county Poorhouse. We will have a representative tell us about this three-story museum filled with memorabilia. South Haven history will be part of the program. Within this building is a one room school, a general store, a music room, an old fashioned kitchen, an old dentist office & more. After hearing all about the museum we may want to visit and see these items for ourselves.
April 2nd, 2019 || Tea - Hosted by Rosalie Plechaty || The National Park Service (NPS) is responsible for not only over 400 sites throughout the United States and Territories, it also administers many other federal programs that touch the lives of every citizen and visitor of our great nation. Many of these programs exist right here in our own back yard. Pat will shed some light on how the work of dedicated federal professionals are hard at work in offices and in the field throughout Michigan to protect and conserve special places and resources in partnership with other units of government, private organizations, and everyday citizens like us.
April 16th, 2019 || Luncheon - Hosted by Ahni Turner || An in-depth look at a local family's journey around the globe while serving in the U.S. Army. Jason and Ahni Turner will share memories, recipes and insights after 26 years and 14 moves.
May 7th, 2019 || Tea - Hosted by Mary Cooney || Election of Officers. Following the requests from members wishing for more South Haven history, the program committee is pleased to present a video on the Monroe Park area. This disk covers the time of 1890 to 1960 and was produced by Helen O’Rourke. You may recognize one or two voices.