History Hounds Lecture Series

Enjoy learning about Michigan history in a casual setting? The History Hounds Lecture Series is for you! If you enjoy "sniffing out" and exploring fascinating historical subjects, the Historical Society of Michigan's History Hounds lecture series offers weekly in-depth presentations, allowing attendees to curl up with a myriad of interesting historical topics. From the Underground Railroad to shipwrecks, lighthouses and so much more, the diverse offering of lectures are popular events.

The Library's organizational membership with the Historical Society of Michigan allows Gary Byker Library patrons access to these programs FREE of charge.

Click here for registration information.

(NOTE: Registration for each History Hounds event closes 3 hours prior to the event time.
     Registrations completed after those times will not be processed in time for live viewing of the event.)

Featured History Hounds Lectures
Feb 28 (Wed), 7 pm
Glory: Col. Robert Gould Shaw & the 54th Mass. in the Civil War
Mar 5 (Tue), 12 noon
Triumph and Tragedy: John DeLorean and the GTO
Mar 13 (Wed), 7 pm
Michigan's Father of Modern Horticulture: Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey
Mar 27 (Wed), 7 pm
Higher Power Calling: Lucretia Mott & Harriet Tubman
Apr 2 (Tue), 12 noon
Born of Hope & Indignation: The Michigan Female College (1855-1869)

Registration Instructions:

  • Once at the History Hounds website (link above), scroll down to see the "Upcoming Lectures" and click on "Read More" for the particular program of interest.
  • Register by clicking on the blue "Register" box.
  • Where it asks about membership, select the option that you are "A member of HSM member Organization" and type in the Gary Byker Library name as the Member Organization.
  • The remaining information is for you to complete. History Hounds will use the email address you provide to send you a link to the program on the day of the event.
  • Lectures are every other Wednesday at 7:00 pm, with programs on the opposite Tuesdays at 12 pm noon.

Note: When you register for your first lecture, the Michigan Historical Society will create a free guest account for you under the email you provide and ask you to set up your own password. You may use this email and password to register for all subsequent programs.