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  • Marching band Greater Lansing Historical Society Presents: Kickstepping through the Years: The History of the MSU Spartan Marching Band

    September 27 6:30 p.m.
    Library of Michigan

    A program on the historic 148 years of tradition, innovation, and excellence of the Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band. Historian and Spartan Marching Band alumnus Jacob McCormick will share the history of the Big Ten’s oldest band and its deeply rooted traditions. 

    You are also encouraged to visit at Spartan Marching Band rehearsal, Monday through Friday, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Forest Akers Trust Practice Complex on the corner of Shaw Ln. and Chestnut Rd. on the campus of Michigan State University. 

  • stereography Greater Lansing Historical Society Presents: Stereography

    October 18 7:00 p.m.
    Library of Michigan

    Historians Jacob McCormick and Craig Whitford will introduce you to the little-known world of greater Lansing stereoview images. They’ll provide you with the history of the stereograph as well as an overview of those local and national photographers that created them. You’ll be treated to a tour of images captured as a double-photograph that, when viewed with a stereoscope, produces a three-dimensional view. Many of the images Jacob and Craig will present have not been seen before.

  • Detroit Lions players Detroit Lions Display

    Library of Michigan
    2nd floor South

    Originally called the Portsmouth Spartans from Portsmouth, Ohio the Detroit Lions are a professional football team that makes Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan their home. The Detroit lions are one of the oldest teams in the NFL getting their start in 1930. Want to know more about The Detroit Lions? Check out our display on 2nd floor south where you can find: pictures, videos, and books on Lions greats like NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders. Also, take a peek behind the curtain into what life is like off the gridiron with memoirs from past Lions players.

  • Governor George RomneyChuck Harmon Collection

    Now available: The Chuck Harmon Collection consists of Press Releases from Chuck Harmon, Press Secretary of Governor George Romney. This collection is a wonderful documentary during the time of Governor Romney’s tenure. It encapsulates all the significant communications that the Romney Administration had during the 1960’s. This donation came to the Library of Michigan from the Michigan Political Historical Society.

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