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Historical events happening county-wide

County Museum Programs

January First Friday: Pajama Party and Movie Night  Friday, January 3rd 6:00-9:00 pm - 

Monroe County Museum, 126 South Monroe Street. 
Beat those winter blues! Put on your warmest winter pajamas, grab your sleeping bag and pillow, and join us for a living wax museum and a family-friendly movie on our big screen. 
From 6:00-6:45 pm local historical figures will on hand to tell you their stories and then promptly at 6:45 pm our movie, Night at the Museum (rated PG with a running time of 1 hour 48 minutes), will start. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
The French Town Spinners Guild

Wednesday, January 15th 4:00-7:00 pm-
Monroe County Museum, 126 South Monroe Street
The purpose of the French Town Spinner’s Guild is to share the joy of spinning with each other and the public, so if you’d like to know more about spinning and weaving, you are invited to stop by on the third Wednesday of each month to talk to members and try your hand at these inveterate fiber arts.
The Archaeology of the Battle of Lake Erie and the War of 1812

Saturday, January 19th 2:30-3:30 pm
Monroe County Museum, 126 South Monroe Street 
As part of our annual activities commemorating the Battle of the River Raisin, the Monroe County Museum is pleased to welcome Ellen Kennedy, Education Manager at the Museum of the Great Lakes, for her program entitled "The Archaeology of the Battle of Lake Erie and the War of 1812." Ms. Kennedy will discuss the battle as well as the ongoing work that the Great Lakes Historical Society is doing to identify the battlefield. She will also examine other War of 1812 naval archaeological sites around the Great Lakes.

Christmas Eve     Tuesday, December 24th
Christmas Day     Wednesday, December 25th
New Year’s Eve     Tuesday, December 31st
New Year’s Day     Wednesday, January 1st
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day     Monday, January 20th
In addition to the above dates, the Museum Research Room and Archives will be closed on Thursday, December 26th and Saturday, December 28th.