The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society will hold its monthly meeting here at the Castle Museum on Thursday, 4 December 2014 at 7:00 PM. Come join us for our annual potluck and what is certain to be an interesting program. Visitors are always welcome! The meeting notice is copied below.
Saginaw Valley chapter December meeting notice
Michigan’s Fur Trade:1608-1819
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, 500 Federal Ave,. Saginaw, MI 48607
Join Kyle Bagnall, Chippewa Nature Center’s Manager of Historical Programs, as he traces fur trading activity in the Saginaw valley back to the 17th Century. we’ll investigate more than 200 turbulent years as French, British and American traders vied for the rich resources of this region. You’ll also hear a story from Kyle’s own family tree, as young Archibald McMillan was captured at Detroit by Chippewa warriors in 1814 and brought to Saginaw, followed closely by a posse led by Governor Cass. Step back in time to a turbulent era which shaped our state and nation.
The December chapter meeting will include our annual potluck.