September 21, 2023 – Benzie Area Historical Society Annual Meeting

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Benzie Area Historical Society Annual Meeting

Thursday, September 21 – at The Mills Community House

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6:30 p.m. – Reception

Hors’ deouvres   *   Limited Bar

7:00 p.m. – Program

Business Meeting:

  • Introduction – Jerry Heiman, President
  • Financial Report – Trudi Hook, Treasurer
  • Year in Review – Larry White, Vice President
  • Looking Ahead – Matt Varnum, Executive Director
  • Board of Directors – Election – Jerry Heiman, President

Guest Presentation:

“Point Betsie: Caretakers of the Light”

Presented by:

Marc Van Horn, Manager, Point Betsie Lighthouse

With a life-long connection to Benzie County, Marc has spent nearly every summer at his family’s cottage on the north shore of Crystal Lake.  His love for history has been developed through work on archaeological projects in Bolivia, Johnson’s Island in Ohio and with the Michigan Industrial Boarding School in Mt. Pleasant.  He has also worked as a historical interpreter at Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island.  Marc is currently pursuing a Master’s in Cultural Resource Management at Central Michigan University, with a focus on Indigenous Great Lakes history.