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Michigan’s Historic Lighthouses
On Monday evening, May 19th, the Southwest Michigan Postcard Club will present “Michigan Lighthouses: Past and Present,” a trip along Michigan’s shoreline with author Grace Truman at the Oshtemo Branch Library. Truman will illustrate her talk with a slideshow of photo postcards that she and her husband have collected over the course of their journeys.
Grace and Steve Truman are co-authors of Storms & Sand: A Story of Shipwrecks and the Big Sable Point Coast Guard Station (Pine Woods Press, 2014). Storms & Sand tells the history of a life-saving station that once stood in what is now part of Ludington State Park, and chronicles the lives of the lighthouse keepers at Big Sable Point.
Monday’s program is co-sponsored by the Southwest Michigan Postcard Club and the Kalamazoo Public Library. Truman’s presentation begins at 6:30 pm; books will be available for sale and signing.
And... if you’re intrigued by the hobby of collecting postcards and other historic images, here’s short video from the club’s show and sale last month in Kalamazoo.
Storms & Sand