Thursday, December 13, 2012
A Shelby Township boy and his cousin will go down in Macomb County's artifact history after discovering an American Mastodon bone near 24 Mile and Dequindre roads.
It’s nearly every young, adventurous boy’s dream to stumble upon prehistoric artifacts while playing in their backyard. For an 11-year-old Shelby Township boy, Eric Stamatin and his cousin Andrew Gainariu, 11, that dream came true this summer. The boys found a mastodon bone while exploring a stream on 24 Mile and Dequindre roads. “At first it just looked like a rock but it had a hole in it so we thought maybe it was a bone,” said Stamatin. The boy’s family sent a picture of the bone to Cranbrook Institute to be examined. John Zawiskie geologist with Cranbrook later identified it as the axis bone of the extinct American Mastodon. “The axis is one of two specialized vertebrae that secure the head to the vertebral column, and judging from the…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The event is scheduled for Sept. 15-16 at Chesterfield Historical Village on Sugarbush.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The historical event takes place Aug. 11-12 on the Chesterfield Historical Village grounds on Sugarbush.
The Civil War is returning to Chesterfield Township. Live history encampments, battle skirmishes, 12-pound cannon fire demonstrations and a special appearance by Michigan Cavalry Brigade members will complete the summer event. Chesterfield Civil War Days runs from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 at the township's Historical Village, 47275 Sugarbush. First State Bank, the 15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, the 8th Arkansas Infantry and the Chesterfield Historical Society are event sponsors, according to the historical society. Donations of $1 per adult and $2 per families is suggested. Look for the event's daily schedule on the Chesterfield Historical Society Facebook page or call Roy and Eileen Rivard at 587-749-3713 for more …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Chesterfield Township Historical Society hosts the event June 9-10 at the historical village grounds on 47275 Sugarbush.
French fur trade re-enactors, canoes, crafts and early settler stories are coming to Chesterfield Township this weekend. The St. Claire Voyageurs will educate the public about the fur trade era by wearing period clothing and teaching skills used during that time. The event is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 9 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10 on the Chesterfield Township historical village green, 47275 Sugarbush. Donations requested are $1 per person and $2 per family. Food and drinks can be purchased on site. For more information, call Roy Rivard at 586-749-3713 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The city's switch from AT&T service to First Communications of Southfield was among the items approved at the Monday night meeting.
New Baltimore City Council voted Monday night to replace its phone service with a different provider in order to save at least $20,000 annually. The city landlines will go from AT&T service to First Communications of Southfield. Another Southfield-based company, Clear Communications, also bid on the job at a higher price, Clerk Marcia Shinska, who proposed the service change, said Tuesday. Council also approved: In other meeting news:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The two-day festival kicked off Saturday, revisiting the Civil War with multiple battle skirmishes and bringing visitors of all ages to the Chesterfield Township Historical Grounds.
This weekend marks the first ever Chesterfield Civil War Days taking place on Chesterfield’s Historical Grounds. Dozens of people were drawn to the festival on Saturday, curious to learn more about our country's past. A special reenactment of the Civil War brought out the 15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Company B (Union) against the 8th Arkansas (Confederates). "The Civil War was an important part of American history and it's our job to help bring that history to life and to better explain the times that the soldiers lived in," said Bruce Robere, captain of the 15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Company B. "We like to show what the war was about, why it was fought and what the outcome was.” The festival, sponsored by the Chesterfield …
Friday, January 21, 2011
New Baltimore resident traces military records of his father who died in World War II.
New Baltimore resident Bill Krul cannot remember his father, but his extensive research into William Krul's life revealed him as a war hero. Shortly after Bill Krul was born in March 1942, his father William was assigned to active military duty and then sent to France to fight in World War II. Bill was just 2 years old when his father was killed in combat during the Battle of the Bulge. Longing to connect with his father, he traced his roots to learn more about his father's life. Bill shared his story during the New Baltimore Historical Society meeting Thursday evening at First Congregational Church in New Baltimore. He brought mementos of World War II and shared photos, letters, and birthday cards his father wrote to him and his mother. "…