Thursday, February 23, 2017

The French in Minnesota

Finally getting around to posting this link that Bill Schjolberg shared about the French in Minnesota - lots of interesting information!

Platteville 2016

Saturday, February 4, 2017

300th Anniversary Event - Sault Ste. Marie

For our consideration, in 2018 on the site of historic Fort Repentigny in Sault Ste. Marie, they will host a one-time 300th anniversary event of the founding of the oldest city in Michigan.  July 25-26.  For informational purposes I prepared a Powerpoint presentation you can access here.

You will need either Powerpoint or access to Google Slides to view, or e-mail Michael Mathews and I'll send you the file.

Let's get there in numbers in 2018.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Excellent Illustrations

I have harvested a series of prints by Eugene Leliepvre and others, mostly of "marines."  Some have appeared in publications familiar to us like Parks Canada.  Click on the images to enlarge them.

A veteran sergeant imparting wisdom to his young ensign.

Detail of the sergeant.

A generic soldier, representing
what most of us have patterned.

In harbor, to remind us of the mixed duties.

"Have you seen any little green men?"


So perhaps we can find inspiration in these images for the coming year(s).  Now if I can only figure out how to look so young and thin again....