Feb. 11 – History of Oakland County at Berkley Library

Feb. 11 – History of Oakland County at Berkley Library

Berkley, MI –

As a part of the 2020 Oakland County Bicentennial commemoration, the Oakland County Historical Commission is donating reprints of the well-known 1877 History of Oakland County by L.H. Everts Publishing in sturdy library-quality binding to libraries and the county.

In addition to the formal presentation of the book, Jim Craft of the Oakland County Historical Commission will deliver a talk on its background, content and value as historical literature.

In addition, he will address a problem inherent with local histories: such books provide detailed information about local people, conditions and events but often fail to place them in the proper context. Mr. Craft will bring greater understanding to the Everts book and life in 19th century Oakland County by making connections to the broader sweep of American history that could easily be overlooked by most readers.

Register by calling (248) 658-3440 or at http://berkleylib.evanced.info/signup/calendar.

Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The Berkley Public Library is located at 3155 Coolidge Highway in Berkley.  For additional information, call 248-658-3440 or visit www.berkley.lib.mi.us.  You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BerkleyPublicLibrary.

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