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  • Kick Out the Jams! Rock of the Seventies in Michael Zadoorian’s Beautiful Music 3/2/19 - 2:00 PM

    Michael Zadoorian discusses his new book, Beautiful Music that uses the music scene in Detroit in the 1970s as a backdrop. View More

  • Chile Coup 3/7/19 - 12:00 PM

    Macomb Community College Faculty Maria Ramos and Gary Flemming explore the topic of the coup in Chile that took place during the 1970s. View More

  • The History and Resurrection of the Equal Rights Amendment 3/8/19 - 11:00 AM

    Celebrate International Women’s Day and join Macomb Community College Faculty Brooke Allen while she explores the history and recent resurrection of the Equal Rights Amendment. View More

  • President Richard Nixon 3/9/19 - 2:00 PM

    Former Director of the Nixon Presidential Library, Tim Naftali gives an insider’s look on Richard Nixon’s presidency and the scandal that led to his ultimate resignation. View More

  • Museum Theatre: Turmoil and Transition in the '70s 3/13/19 - 11:00 AM

    In this original play, Michigan-based playwright Kristin Hanratty, whose work has been seen at Theater Nova and Puzzle Piece Theatre, explores the themes of a decade that changed America. View More

  • Cinema '70s: All the President’s Men 3/13/19 - 7:00 PM

    Join us for a showing of Academy Award-winning film from 1976 that stars Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford as the reporters who broke the Watergate Scandal. View More

  • Museum Theatre: Turmoil and Transition in the '70s 3/14/19 - 11:00 AM

    In this original play, Michigan-based playwright Kristin Hanratty, whose work has been seen at Theater Nova and Puzzle Piece Theatre, explores the themes of a decade that changed America. View More

  • Detroit’s '70s Music Scene: A Time of Transition 3/15/19 - 11:00 AM

    Author David Carson presents a look back at Detroit in the '70s– a decade of music that struggled to find its identity. View More

  • Kids Korner: Children’s Book Reading 3/16/19 - 11:00 AM

    Join us for a live reading of popular children’s books from the 1970s. View More

  • America’s Discoveries of Space: Chronicling Courage 3/16/19 - 2:00 PM

    Historian John Lind discusses the United States’ space program during the 1970s including rocket and jet technology. View More

  • Detroit Institute of Arts – Guided Tour 3/20/19 - 9:30 AM

    Learn the hidden meanings and symbolism behind images of flowers, plants, and gardens through a guided tour. View More

  • Anything Goes: Fashion of the 1970s 3/21/19 - 11:00 AM

    The 1970s marked a period of political and social upheaval, which is reflected in fashion of the period. MSU Faculty Sally Helvenston Gray, explores these factors which linger in current trends. View More

  • Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class 3/22/19 - 11:00 AM

    Working-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s. View More

  • Kids Korner: Children’s Book Reading 3/23/19 - 11:00 AM

    Join us for a live reading of popular children’s books from the 1970s. View More

  • Gerald R. Ford, The Nice Guy Fixing Nixon’s Mess 3/23/19 - 2:00 PM

    Macomb Community College Faculty Michael Placco discusses the role of Gerald Ford during the topsy-turvy decade of the '70s. View More

  • Cinema '70s: Monty Python and the Holy Grail 3/27/19 - 7:00 PM

    Get silly with this classic comedy from 1975 that tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. View More

  • The End of the Vietnam War: Nixon’s Pursuit of “Peace with Honor” 3/28/19 - 11:00 AM

    Nixon’s election and change in U.S. strategy, the Cambodian invasion, protest and tragedy at Kent State will be talking points for this presentation by author Gary Hess. View More

  • Contrasts, Contradictions & Continuity: Understanding Carter’s Cold War 3/29/19 - 11:00 AM

    Richard M. Filipink, professor of history at Western Illinois University, examines the Cold War policies of President Jimmy Carter, a confused combination of contradictions and continuity. View More

  • Kids Korner: Children’s Book Reading 3/30/19 - 11:00 AM

    Join us for a live reading of popular children’s books from the 1970s. View More

  • Museum Theatre: Turmoil and Transition in the '70s 3/30/19 - 2:00 PM

    In this original play, Michigan-based playwright Kristin Hanratty, whose work has been seen at Theater Nova and Puzzle Piece Theatre, explores the themes of a decade that changed America. View More

  • Michigan Opera Theatre 4/5/19 - 9:30 AM

    Dress Rehearsal: Hansel and Gretel - Opera by Engelbert Humperdinck will highlight the award-winning talents of puppeteer and director, Basil Twist. Guests will be awestruck! View More

  • Cinema '70s: Willy Wonka 4/5/19 - 11:00 AM

    Starring Gene Wilder in this favorite film from 1971. View More

  • Sensational Crimes of the '70s: Serial Murders and Cult Killings 4/6/19 - 1:00 PM

    Author and professor of criminology James Alan Fox examines crimes with an eye toward explaining the motivation for murder and the means by which perpetrators were identified and captured. View More

  • Why Were We Watching Roots? 4/10/19 - 12:00 PM

    Macomb Community College Faculty Scott Peller addresses this question and suggests some possible reasons for its enormous viewership. View More

  • Political and Demographic Upheaval in Detroit: The Age of Coleman Young Begins 4/10/19 - 7:00 PM

    Join author/journalist Jack Lessenberry as he discusses the beginnings of Coleman Young’s mayoral career. View More

  • The Twin Oil Shocks of the 1970s: The Economics and Politics of the Era 4/11/19 - 11:00 AM

    Macomb Community College Faculty Mark Trueman will frame the 1973 and 1979 crises, the triggers that caused both, and the government’s policies and solutions. View More

  • Museum Theatre: Turmoil and Transition in the '70s 4/12/19 - 11:00 AM

    In this original play, Michigan-based playwright Kristin Hanratty, whose work has been seen at Theater Nova and Puzzle Piece Theatre, explores the themes of a decade that changed America. View More

  • Sex, Laughs, and Television: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Jacqueline Susann’s Love Machine, and the Sexual Revolution 4/13/19 - 11:00 AM

    Author Ken Feil discusses this topic drawing context from his books. View More

  • Cinema '70s: Breaking Away 4/13/19 - 2:00 PM

    Oscar-winning film from 1979 View More

  • Real to Reel: Argo 4/24/19 - 1:00 PM

    Join us for a showing of this political thriller about the Iran Hostage Crisis during the 1970s. Film showing will be followed by discussion with Macomb Community College Faculty Elton Weintz. View More

  • Philip Hart: A Man of Steel 4/25/19 - 11:00 AM

    Phillip Hart earned his colleagues’ admiration and the nickname “Conscience of the Senate.” MSU History Professor Roger Rosentreter explores the legacy of this important politician. View More

  • Kids Korner: Children’s Book Reading 4/27/19 - 11:00 AM

    Join us for a live reading of popular children’s books from the 1970s. View More

  • RV-ing 1970s Style! 5/3/19 - 1:00 PM

    Join Tom Dixon and other enthusiasts of the GMC RV that was built in the 1970s for a discussion about this vehicle that was truly ahead of it’s time. View More

  • Flares, Flowers and Funk: Stayin’ Alive in the '70s 5/4/19 - 2:00 PM

    Put on your boogie shoes as we welcome Fashion and the Automobile to show us the way we were with all those wild and crazy fashions of the '70s! Far out! View More

  • Michigan Opera Theatre 5/10/19 - 9:30 AM

    Dress Rehearsal: The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck’s classic novel, this opera score draws its inspiration from jazz music of the era. View More

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