Historical Society (History Club)


The purpose of this organization is to encourage an interest in history, to help other students who are having difficulty in the field and to sponsor history related projects.


Winter 2014:

Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00pm
Bi-weekly board meetings and bi-weekly fun nights
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Alexis de Tocqueville Plaque Dedication

On November 20th, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., a plaque honoring Alexis de Tocqueville's visit to Flint will be dedicated.

The plaque was presented to the university as a part of the C-SPAN miniseries commemorating de Tocqueville’s tour of the United States. The plaque has been placed outside the library near the site where de Tocqueville visited Flint.   

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont ventured through America. They saw the growing nation as an incubator of democracy. His travels led to him write and publish his famous critique, Democracy in America.          

The dedication ceremony, under the direction of the History Club, will be held on the library grounds near the plaque. A reception, sponsored by the Frances Thompson Willson Library, will be on the second floor of the library outside the Crapo Room. Dr. Bruce Rubenstein of the History Department will give a synopsis of de Tocqueville’s tour of America. An exhibit prepared by History Club members will be on display. Refreshments will be served.

For more information on the event, please contact the History Department at 810-762-3366 or the library at 810-762-3410.

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