2013-2014 Off Campus Activites

Why Does Flint Matter in the Arab American Saga?

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Sloan Museum, Flint

Dr. Hani Bawardi, Assistant Professor of History, Arab American Studies Program, University of Michigan-Dearborn will be at the Sloan Museum to discuss the staggering importance of the early Arab Michiganders between 1890 and World War II in Arab American history. Dr. Bawardi's exhibit, "From Syria to Michigan: Flint and Highland Park Pioneers in the Arab-American Journey" will be on display at the Sloan Museum from three weeks. Join us from 5:30-6:30pm for an informal hour featuring Halal food demonstration followed by a discussion with Dr. Bawardi.

Exhibit Opening of The Making of Arab Americans featuring special guest presenter Professor Hani Bawardi.

Tickets can be purchased at the Sloan Museum for $8. UM-Flint History students can get tickets in the History Department office.

Games of the Gilded Age

Friday, November 15, 2013
Whaley Historic House Museum

During Flint's Gilded Age, it's wealthy and middle class residents lived in stately homes along tree lined avenues within walking distance of downtown. Inside these homes, residents spent much of their leisure time assembled in their parlors playing games of all sorts. The games that entertained families indicated the values, popular culture, current events, and literature of the era. In the late nineteenth century, games began to reflect the country's shift from an agrarian society to a rapidly urbanizing and industrial nation. A rising interest in economics, travel, world's fairs, leisure, sports, and children's education led to a variety of games that featured these topics. Join us at the Whaley Historic House Museum to learn about life and leisure during Flint's Gilded Age.

Spirits with the Spirits at Glenwood Cemetery

Featuring Redwood Brewing Co. Master Brewer Konrad Connor

Friday, October 4, 2013
4:00-7:00 pm
Glenwood Cemetery

As Flint grew from a small town to a modern metropolis, the city developed a substantial and diverse industrial base. IN addition to carriages and cars, Flint was home to numerous manufactures of consumer goods such as clothing, tobacco products, pain, farm products, forest products, and beer. Like most of Flint's history, the stories of how the manufacturing of these goods have contributed to the culture of Flint have been eclipsed. Join Konrad Connor of the Redwood Brewing Co for a discussion and tasting of Flint's medal-winning beer. Afterward, guests will be treated to a guided tour of Glenwood Cemetery for a unique look at Flint's industrial heritage.