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How to Connect with the Military History Affinity Community at the AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting

Got military stuff in your collection and wondering how to interpret it to your audience?  You can find the answers at the AASLH Annual Meeting in Detroit.  Wednesday, 8:30 – 12:00 is the workshop: Connecting Audiences to Traditional Stories: Interpreting American Military History in the 21st Century. The workshop is led by Marc Blackburn, National Park Service Supervisory Ranger and recent author of the AASLH Interpreting Military History book.  Marc and his panel will provide ideas and resources to create compelling and relevant exhibits and programs for your community.

Would you rather be outdoors Wednesday experiencing military and Native American history?  An all day tour – War and Peace: Following in the Footsteps of the Huron-Wyandot offers a chance to explore many of the historical sites of the Native peoples from the arrival of Europeans in the early 1500s through the War of 1812.

Interested in learning about the Detroit area and the War of 1812?  AASLH’s Military History Affinity Group will have their annual breakfast on Friday morning. So brave, get up early and come down and learn from Phil Porter, Director of Mackinac State Historic Parks. Phil will talk about his state’s numerous historic sites and the recent War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations. He will take us through some of the special events and the battle reenactment that were held.

Just want to relax and get a drink?  The Military History geeks will be having their History Happy Hour Thursday. See the schedule in Detroit or check the website for location and time.

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