History & Travel





Saginaw’s Early Businesses, Industries & Hospitals (168)

Early entrepreneurs established thriving businesses and industries in the prosperous lumber town of Saginaw.  Some still exist today, but many have become extinct.  Roselyn Ederer, author of 13 books on Saginaw history, will discuss such industries as breweries, cigar making, flour milling, banking, dressmaking, ice harvesting, baking and furniture making.  Major corporations like Morley Brothers and Wickes Brothers will be examined as will the orphanages and hospitals founded by early pioneer women.  All of Rose’s books will be available for purchase during the class.

Thursdays: October 9, 16 & 23 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Price: $22 Members; $44 Non-Members   
Room: C129

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Touring Greece and the Aegean (169)

Are you planning a trip to Greece or a cruise on the Aegean?  Have you been there in years past and would like to reminisce?  Do you have an interest in the historical and cultural significance of that part of the world?  Dr. John Hale, Director of Liberal Studies at the University of Louisville, has created a gem of a series that takes you on a visual tour from Athens to Delphi to the Aegean Islands, not only showing the architectural wonders that remain, but also explaining the significance of those treasures.  OLLI member Barbara Mitchell will be your guide as you view this Great Courses DVD Series. 

Tuesdays: November 11, 18, 25, December 2 & 9 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Price: $32 Members; $62 Non-Members  
Room:   C129

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Great Lakes Lighthouses (170)

There are over 260 lighthouses in U.S. waters on the Great Lakes.  In this fast-paced class we will discover why they were built, who built and maintained them, and how they operated.  You will also discover various online tools which you can access for further study or for planning your own lighthouse adventures.  The class will appeal to anyone with an interest in lighthouses, from the casual observer to the long-time aficionado.  The class will be led by Terry Pepper, the first Executive Director of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association and one of the foremost experts on Great Lakes lighthouse history.

Tuesday: November 11 • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Price: $18 Members; $36 Non-Members   
Room: C129

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