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State History Conference Registration

UP History Conference



2003 State History Conference and
HSM Annual Meeting

October 3-5, 2003
Port Huron, MI


Our conference hotel is the Thomas Edison Inn with a special conference rate of $89. For reservations call (800) 451-7991.


You can read about 2002's State Conference in Muskegon here and you can look at photos from the 2002 conference here.





Conference Program


Friday, October 3

9-12 Pre-Conference Workshop - Port Huron Museum, 1115 Sixth St.

How to Take, Identify, and Care for Photo Collections
Cynthia Read-Miller, Curator of Photo Collections The Henry Ford

Cost: $15 with conference registration. $25/$35 member/ non-member if registering only for workshop

12-5 Registration - at the Port Huron Museum

2-4 Pre-conference Tours

Tour #1: Maritime Boat Tour; Huron Lady. Tour the St. Clair River to Lake Huron. See up close the ports on both sides of the St. Clair River. Cost: $25

Tour #2: Port Huron History Trolley Tour; Highlights include the Gratiot Lighthouse, Edison family history, Underground Railroad sites, downtown, Riverfront development, and more. Cost $15

4:30 President's Reception - Port Huron Museum

Sponsored by the Port Huron Museum

6:00 Awards Dinner - Harrington Inn Senior Center



Saturday, October 4

8-12 Registration - Thomas Edison Inn, 500 Thomas Edison Pkwy, under the Blue Water Bridge

8:30 Annual Business Meeting - Ballroom

9:00 Clarence M. Burton Memorial Lecture Keynote Presentation

Depression, Detroit and the New Deal of Senator Arthur Vandenberg
Hank Meijer, CEO Meijer Inc.
Sponsored by the Clarence M. Burton Foundation

10-11:30 Concurrent Sessions

The Underground Railroad in Michigan's Thumb;
Patsy Chapman, Port Huron Museum
Dr. Michelle Johnson, Michigan Freedom Trail Coordinator

Port Huron's Famous Figures: Thomas Edison, Edward Acheson, and Bina MaeWest-Miller;
Dr. Edward Acheson - Dr. James Acheson
Thomas Edison - Ms. Joe Ann Burgett. Thomas Edison Depot Museum
Bina Mae West-Miller - Connie Wagner, Communications Specialist, WLIS

11:45 Annual Meeting Luncheon

Surviving the Morrel: A First-person Account;
Dennis Hale
Sponsored by: Lake Huron Lore

1:15-2:45 Concurrent Sessions

Bringing Native American History & Culture to a Non-Native Audience;
Harry and Rose Burgess

Three Flags Over St. Clair County: The French, British and Americans;
Dr. Edward Acheson - Dr. James Acheson
Thomas Edison - Ms. Joe Ann Burgett. Thomas Edison Depot Museum
Bina Mae West-Miller - Connie Wagner, Communications Specialist, WLIS

3-4:30 Concurrent Sessions

100 Years of Port Huron Disasters;
The Fire of 1871 - Mike Connell
Disaster on Lake Huron: The Shipwrecks of 1913 - Paul Schmidt
Drowning in the Dark: The Tunnel Disaster of 1971 - Randy & Debbie Comeau, Karmen Arcieri

The Gratiot Lighthouse, Huron Lightship and the Coast Guard Cutter Bramble;
The Gratiot Lighthouse - Bob Hanford
Huron Lightship - Wayne Arnold
Coast Guard Cutter "Bramble" - Bob Lafean

6:00 Annual Meeting Banquet - Thomas Edison Inn Ballroom

Down Home Michigan Music;
Musical Group Ourselves



Sunday, October 5

8-1 Bus Tour to the Michigan Petroglyphs $25





State Conference Fees and Registration Options

For information about this year's conference you can call toll-free (800) 692-1828. If you'd like to use a credit card and register online for the WORKSHOP ONLY, use the interactive chart below.


Conference Fees

Full conference:
HSM members = $95, Non-members = $125 (includes one year HSM membership)


Saturday day only:
HSM member = $59, non-members = $89 (includes one year HSM membership)
(Saturday day only does NOT include the evening banquet)


Pre-conference workshops & tours:

How to Take, Identify, and Care for Photo Collections: $15 (w/conference registration), $25 members, $35 non-members (workshop only)

Maritime Boat Tour: $25 all

Port Huron History Trolley Tour: $15 all

Petroglyphs Bus Tour: $25 all


Secure online registration:

List additional attendee names in the space provided (you will enter your name when you check out). You will be able to adjust the quantity you are paying for when you are taken to the shopping cart before your final check out.

Conference Options
Full Conference
Member $95.00
Additional attendees
Full Conference
Non-Member $125.00
Additional attendees
Saturday - Day Only
Member $59.00
Additional attendees
Saturday - Day Only
Non-Member $89.00
Additional attendees
Workshop/Tours Options
How to Take, Identify, and Care
for Photo Collections (w/conf) $15.00
Additional attendees
Maritime Boat Tour $25.00
Additional attendees
Port Huron History Trolley Tour $15.00
Additional attendees
Michigan Petroglyphs Bus Tour $25.00
Additional attendees
Workshop Only
How to Take, Identify, and Care
for Photo Collections (mem) $25.00
Additional attendees
How to Take, Identify, and Care
for Photo Collections (non-mem) $35.00
Additional attendees
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The 54th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference was held June 20-22, in Cedarville, Michigan. You can read about the 2003 Follo Award winner here and you can look at photos from the 2003 conference here. Why not make plans to join us next year!