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Picturing America

History of Faygo

New York’s Burned-Over

Michigan In Perspective
 

Picturing America

Wendy Evans, an art historian, spoke on American Art,  telling the story of our nation from optimisn and humor to struggle and pain. Some of the artists included were John Singleton Copley. Jackson Pollock. Norman Rockwell, Thomas Cole and Edward Hopper.

Picturing America

History of Faygo

Joe Grimm, journalist and professor, spoke about Faygo, Detroit’s beloved soda pop. It began over a hundred years ago, when two Russian immigrant brothers, Ben and Perry Feigenson, grew tired of their baking business. They decided to reformulate cake frosting recipes into carbonated beverage recipes, launching their business in the middle of the 1907 global financial meltdown.
 
    History of Faygo
 

New York’s Burned-Over District: Revival, Reform and the Migration to Michigan, 1820-1850

Jim Craft, a historian and member of the Oakland County Historical Commission gave a presentation explaining why so many people from western New York settled in Michigan. The religious revival in New York spurred these Michigan settlers to found religious schools such as Albion, Kellogg’s Battle Creek and schools for the deaf.
 
 
 

“Michigan in Perspective” Sponsored By The Historical Society Of Michigan

Some members recently attended the local history conference “Michigan in Perspective” sponsored by The Historical Society of Michigan.

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