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RHGS Program: Lost Villages of Macomb County by Debbie Remer

Event Type: RHGS
Date: 10/15/2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
 Ghost towns are not just out west. They are right here in Macomb County, too! What may now seem like just an intersection may have once been a thriving town. Learn more about these villages and their history with local historian Debbie Remer.

A life-long Macomb County resident, Debbie’s roots run deep into the Macomb County of the 1870s when her great-great and great-grandparents arrived from Mecklenburg, Germany to Sterling Township. Part of her grandfather’s farm located in Shelby Township and purchased at auction in 1895, remains in the family. A science teacher for thirty years, history and genealogy have been lifelong passions. Since April 1988, she has been a volunteer at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, for twenty of those years co-directing the archaeology project which lead to a book on the history of the settlement, the excavation, and research into many of the 150,000 recovered artifacts. Along the way, various programs have been completed for the museum including on the DUR, Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal which also forms the western boundary of the family farm, and the research on the lost villages of Oakland and Macomb counties.

Location: Erin Auditorium