Recent Special Programs and EventsChristmas Open House
December 14th, 2019
The Meadowlark String Quartet and the Amazing Clark helped make our Annual Christmas Open House a very special event. In addition to these two great performances, visitors could get creative with our seasonal crafts, enjoy complementary refreshments, and take in the many splendid entries in our 41st Annual Christmas Tree Festival.
Robert S. Duncanson Memorial Dedication
December 5th, 2019
Valerie Mercer, Curator of African American Art and Head of the General Motors Center for African American Art at The Detroit Institute of Arts addresses those who attended the memorial dedication for local artist Robert S. Duncanson. After the program and reception, the group viewed the new memorial at Monroe's Woodland Cemetery.
Christmas Tree Lighting Event
November 22nd, 2019
The Monroe County Museum joined with the City of Monroe and other downtown businesses to help kick off the holiday season for the annual Downtown Tree Lighting event. Visitors were able to make-and-take three different Christmas tree themed crafts, our holiday selfie station was available, and we gave out lighted necklaces to the first 200 visitors of the evening.
Shipwrecks of Lake Erie with Ric Mixter
November 21, 2019
For a third consecutive year Great Lakes Shipwreck Researcher Mixter joined us when the gales of November were blowing to explore stories of the vessels that sailed our inland seas. On this visit he dove into the mysteries of Lake Erie with stories of missing car ferries, horrifying barge accidents, and a storm that was dubbed “Black Friday."
Colonial Living Weekend at the Territorial Park
August 30th-September 1st, 2019
Visitors to the Territorial Park on the River Raisin were invited to explore life in Michigan during the age of British rule in the late 1700s. Ongoing daily activities included cooking demonstrations, militia drills, black powder demonstrations, and hands-on games and activities for children.