Custer Week - October 6-9, 2016
October 06
7:30PM - 11:00PM

event details

Thursday, October 6th at 7 pm, the Ellis Library and Reference Center, (3700 South Custer Road), T. J. Stiles, Pulitzer Prize Winning author of Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, will present a program at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. Mr. Stiles is the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award. His new biography of General George Armstrong Custer radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. He paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. Mr. Stiles's program is free and open to the public.


Friday, October 7th at 4 pm, at the Monroe County Museum (126 S. Monroe St.), the Museumwill be hosting a “Victorian Tea”. Please join living historian Elizabeth Schuh of the State Historical Society of North Dakota as she shares stories of an army officer's wife during the Plains Wars.  Ms. Schuh will take the perspective of Margaret Custer Calhoun, the younger sister of General Custer. Light afternoon refreshments and tea will be served. A donation of $10 is requested and seating is limited. To RSVP, please call the Monroe County Museum at (734) 240-7780.


Saturday, October 8th, at 9:30 a.m., at Woodland Cemetery (Monroe, MI), local author and historian, Dave Ingall will lead the “Woodland Cemetery Tour: Monroe's Pioneers, Citizens, Politicians, and Soldiers”. This is a new program and includes townspeople not mentioned in earlier tours. Please contact Charmaine at the Ellis Library at (734) 241-5277 to sign up for the tour. This event is free and open to the public.


Saturday, October 8th, at 1 p.m., at the Monroe County Museum (126 S. Monroe St.), the Monroe County Museum will host programs on Custer's battle flags. Fran Faile will present a program about her recent conservation work on Custer's personal guidon during the time he led the Michigan Cavalry Brigade. Following Fran's presentation, George Armstrong Custer IV, descendent of General Custer's brother, Nevin, will present a program about the various flags carried by Custer throughout his military career. Following Mr. Custer's presentation, the museum will unveil the new exhibit space dedicated to Custer's recently conserved Michigan Cavalry Brigade guidon. Light refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. These events are free and open to the public.


Sunday, October 9, at 2 p.m., at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park (Monroe, MI), in honor of the National Park Service Centennial , the River Raisin National Battlefield Park will have the presentation: “War of 1812 Veterans Reunion with Lt. Colonel George Custer”. Join Steven Alexander as he portrays Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer during a presentation on the War of 1812 Veterans Reunion held in 1872. This event is free and open to the public.



Thank you, and I hope to see you all at the events! 


Sherri Schreiner

12301 Lake Shore Dr.

La Salle, MI 48145

(734) 243-0945

(734) 693-9086


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