News Release –May 2oth Program, Midland Genealogical Society
May 20th is the Societies Annual Meeting. We will begin with a potluck for all society members at 6pm in the William’s Hall of the St. John’s Episcopal Church. This will include our annual approval of the budget and election of officers for the coming terms.
The potluck and meeting will will be followed by the evenings program at 7 p.m.
125 Years ago, on January 25, 1889, a dozen Pullman passenger cars arrived in Averill carrying 150 lumber dealers from all over the Midwest. They scrambled over the largest pile of logs in the world along the banks of the Tittabawassee River. This is but one event covered in “Railroads & Rivers: A Michigan Lumbering Tale”, presented by Kyle Bagnall, Manager of Historical Programs, the Chippewa Nation Center, and hosted by the Midland Genealogical Society on May 20th 7 p.m. in Williams’ Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 405 N. Saginaw. The public is invited to this last program of the season.