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  • North Star Gospel Chorale Feb 29, 2024

    The North Star Gospel Chorale uses music to show how enslaved people kept their community together. View More

  • Born Free & Equal: Michigan’s Colored Regiment Mar 01, 2024

    Join Maurice Imhoff who will cover the story of the first Michigan Colored Regiment, otherwise known as the 102nd United States Colored Troops. View More

  • Abraham and Mary Lincoln: In Love and War Mar 09, 2024

    This talk will offer some insight into the personal dynamics of the relationship and how it was shaped. View More

  • Museum Theatre Mar 13, 2024

    Part I: The Recruit – General John Gibbon of the Army of the Potomac's Iron Brigade comes to Detroit in dire need of munitions and men, Jacob finds himself a private in the newly formed 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment. View More

  • Museum Theatre Mar 15, 2024

    Part II: The Black Hat – The Three years later, a battle-hardened Jacob looks back at a career as a "Black Hat," a nickname given to the tenacious fighters in the Iron Brigade. View More

  • Copperheads and Radicals: Michigan Partisan Politics During the Civil War Mar 15, 2024

    A consideration of Michigan’s politics during the Civil War era and the impact of that political culture on the state’s waging of war with ties drawn to the national political landscape. View More

  • Museum Theatre Mar 16, 2024

    Part I: The Recruit (repeat) – General John Gibbon of the Army of the Potomac's Iron Brigade comes to Detroit in dire need of munitions and men, Jacob finds himself a private in the newly formed 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment. View More

  • Museum Theatre Mar 16, 2024

    Part II: The Black Hat (repeat) – Three years later, a battle-hardened Jacob looks back at a career as a "Black Hat," a nickname given to the tenacious fighters in the Iron Brigade. View More

  • Soldiers in the Shadows: Michigan’s Company K Mar 22, 2024

    Company K was primarily Odawa and Ojibway from the Lower Peninsula and fought in some of the pivotal battles towards the end of the war. View More

  • Dodworth Saxhorn Band Mar 23, 2024

    The Dodworth Saxhorn Band recreates the experience of 19th Century band music using authentic instruments together with dramatic segments, dialogue and comedy performed by their singers. View More

  • Experience of a Secret Service Agent in Protection of Six Presidents Apr 01, 2024

    Learn about the experiences of a Secret Service Agent while protecting six presidents and visiting foreign heads of state. View More

  • Downtown’s Magnificent Movie Palaces Apr 01, 2024

    This presentation will focus on the majestic theatres, designed by renowned architects, that once surrounded Grand Circus Park. View More

  • Meditation for Spiritual Awareness Part I Apr 02, 2024

    Come learn the benefits of meditation, meditation techniques, and how to develop the habit of meditating. View More

  • The Discovery and Importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls Apr 02, 2024

    The Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) were the single most important archaeology discovery in the 20th century. Every current translation of the Bible accesses the DSS as a primary textual resource. View More

  • Meditation for Spiritual Awareness Part II Apr 03, 2024

    This two-part course includes the benefits of meditation, meditation techniques, and how to develop the habit of meditating. View More

  • Enjoying the National Parks: How-To and Insider Secrets Apr 03, 2024

    Learn how to make the most of your national park visit. Get inspired and kick-start your planning today! View More

  • Pain Management Apr 04, 2024

    This program explores the “what, where, and how” pain begins, how we perceive pain, and the multimodal non-pharmaceutical approach to managing pain. View More

  • Museum Theatre—Free Presentations Apr 04, 2024

    This year The Museum Theatre series consists of two mini plays written by award-winning Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier. Each part follows the fictional soldier, Jacob Musgrave. View More

  • Museum Theatre Apr 04, 2024

    Part I: The Recruit (repeat) – General John Gibbon of the Army of the Potomac's Iron Brigade comes to Detroit in dire need of munitions and men, Jacob finds himself a private in the newly formed 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment. View More

  • Chair Yoga and Meditation for All Apr 04, 2024

    You’ll learn how to perform yoga and the benefits of a meditation practice; research shows that mindfulness and meditation can reduce depression and pain and boost emotional well-being. View More

  • Museum Theatre—Free Presentations Apr 05, 2024

    This year The Museum Theatre series consists of two mini plays written by award-winning Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier. Each part follows the fictional soldier, Jacob Musgrave. View More

  • Museum Theatre Apr 05, 2024

    Part II: The Black Hat (repeat) – Three years later, a battle-hardened Jacob looks back at a career as a "Black Hat," a nickname given to the tenacious fighters in the Iron Brigade. View More

  • Museum Theatre—Behind-the-Scenes Class Apr 05, 2024

    Come learn how theatre can serve as an educational tool and an exciting way to explore our past. View More

  • A Pacific Powder Keg? China and Taiwan Apr 08, 2024

    Take a look at the history and political landscape that has led to ongoing tensions in the Pacific. We will look at the military balance of power in the region as well as assess likely flashpoints. View More

  • Mapping Hamtramck Apr 08, 2024

    Various forms of maps are used to show how Hamtramck grew from a rural farming community to a major industrial city View More

  • David O. Selznick’s Gone with the Wind Apr 09, 2024

    We will explore how Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel Gone with the Wind was turned into the 1939 Oscar-winning film produced by David O. Selznick, and how the film swept the country. View More

  • Estate Planning Apr 09, 2024

    Learn what an estate plan covers, including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney for Finance, Powers of Attorney for Health Care/Patient Advocate Designations and different types of deeds. View More

  • Oxford School Shootings: Lessons Learned Apr 10, 2024

    A careful analysis of the events and how the school handled this now-controversial situation will be covered in depth. The program will conclude with the lessons that were learned from this experience. View More

  • The Works of Albert Kahn Commissioned by Henry and Edsel Ford Apr 10, 2024

    The rich legacy of Albert Kahn is celebrated in another thoughtful presentation by a noted local historian having deep insight into the subject. View More

  • Digital Downloads from Your Public Library Apr 11, 2024

    In this session, you will learn the process of borrowing titles through Libby and Hoopla, along with some of the library databases available for researching special topics. View More

  • We are Coming, Father Abram: Michigan in the Civil War Apr 11, 2024

    More than 90,000 Michiganians served in Union blue, seeing action in all the war’s major battles and hundreds of lesser clashes. Roger Rosentreter, Michigan State University history professor, discusses Michigan’s unique contribution to the war effort. View More

  • Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: Diagnosis, Treatment and Misconceptions Apr 11, 2024

    Join us as Dr. Wagner discusses these issues and answers your questions regarding treatment options. View More

  • The Harder Part: Michigan Women Go to War Apr 11, 2024

    "Michigan’s Florence Nightingale," an accomplished war correspondent, and a twenty-two-year-old who concealed her female identity for two years to serve in the ranks were some of the ways women contributed to suppressing the rebellion. View More

  • The Secrets of Spring Migration Apr 12, 2024

    Bill Rapai, the former president of Grosse Pointe Audubon, will tell you how birds migrate, when to expect certain species to arrive in the spring. View More

  • Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: His Life in Six Dishes Apr 12, 2024

    Rae Eighmey’s book "Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen" looks at our 16th president's life through the extraordinary stories of what he ate, cooked and served. View More

  • How to Take Better Pictures of Cars with Your Cellphone Apr 12, 2024

    This course is a beginner’s guide to photographing automobiles exclusively using your smartphone camera. View More

  • Bring Out Your Dead, Plagues, Epidemics, and Pandemics Apr 15, 2024

    This program discusses epidemics from the 1300s to the present and where to find unusual data records about these epidemics. View More

  • Clinton River Watershed Apr 15, 2024

    In this class, students will learn about the geographic history of our drainage basin, the changes seen in water quality over the last 60 years, how watershed residents impact their local water resources, and more. View More

  • Military Technical Historical Museum Apr 16, 2024

    Join us for "Ten Military Things You Did Not Know Were Made in Michigan," a fun, fast-paced presentation discussing some military items you may not realize had Michigan connections. View More

  • Military Technical Historical Museum Apr 16, 2024

    Join us for "Ten Military Things You Did Not Know Were Made in Michigan," a fun, fast-paced presentation discussing some military items you may not realize had Michigan connections. View More

  • Introduction to Astronomy Apr 17, 2024

    This class offers a basic orientation to astronomy through a discussion of the evolution of observational astronomy. View More

  • Character Development in Fiction Apr 17, 2024

    We will discuss character arcs, story goals, and motivations. We will also touch on supportive characters and how they enhance your novel. View More

  • Ask the Pro About Medicare Apr 18, 2024

    Learn and understand each part of Original Medicare as well as how (and more specifically, why) that can be paired with either a Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage Plan. View More

  • Aviation in Action: Turning the Tide in the Pacific Apr 18, 2024

    This presentation will show how the Midway victory was but one in a series of interconnected events that collectively changed the course of the Pacific War. View More

  • Eight Steamboats—Sailing Through the Sixties Apr 19, 2024

    During the late 1960s Patrick Livingston worked as a crew member aboard Great Lakes passenger ships and freighters. His memoir of those years resulted in the Michigan Library Notable Book—"Eight Steamboats—Sailing Through the Sixties." View More

  • Michigan During the Great Depression Apr 19, 2024

    Learn how the problems of the Great Depression still affect us 90 years later. View More

  • Michigan Men in the Civil War Apr 20, 2024

    This presentation speaks of Michigan’s Civil War soldiers and their experiences and views as citizen soldiers who served in the Union Army of the Potomac from 1861–1865. View More

  • Striking at the Root of the Rebellion: Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation & the Cause of Freedom Apr 24, 2024

    President Abraham Lincoln had used his war-powers to sign the Emancipation Proclamation; America's divisive "peculiar institution" was another step closer to its ultimate demise. View More

  • President Abraham Lincoln's Courage to Create Change Apr 27, 2024

    Curator Talk – Learn about the Freedom Confirmed exhibit that presents a compelling analysis of President Lincoln’s moral transformation from its original curator, Rodney David Deal. View More

  • 5th Michigan Regiment Band Apr 27, 2024

    As a State of Michigan Bicentennial project, the original 5th Michigan Infantry Band was recreated in the form of the 5th Michigan Regiment Band. The band plays on antique and replica Civil War Instruments. Their repertoire of 1860’s music includes marches, polkas, and much more! View More

  • Muhammad in Mecca Part I Apr 29, 2024

    The Life of Muhammad: The Prophet of Islam—Born an orphan; raised a shepherd; honest trader; chosen a Messenger. View More

  • Native Plants for Your Gardens Apr 29, 2024

    Learn how to support pollinators and birds by adding native plants—and how native plants improve water quality, reduce flooding and minimize garden maintenance. View More

  • Muhammad in Mecca Part II Apr 30, 2024

    The Life of Muhammad: The Prophet of Islam—Born an orphan; raised a shepherd; honest trader; chosen a Messenger. View More

  • Cold-Blooded Creatures Apr 30, 2024

    We will learn about reptile and amphibian habitats, populations, diets and adaptations for survival in this hands-on program. View More

  • Estate Sales and Estate Planning May 01, 2024

    In this course participants will gain the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions when seeking the services of estate sales experts and experts in estate planning. View More

  • Unlock the Wisdom Vault: ChatGPT, Your Virtual Knowledge Companion for Retirees! May 01, 2024

    Embark on a journey of knowledge, engagement and pure fun! Due to popular demand, this class is a repeat of the highly informative fall edition. View More

  • Chasing the Eclipse/Eclipsing Orbiting Bodies May 02, 2024

    Angelo and Bob will conduct this portion of the course covering the science behind eclipsing orbiting bodies in space. View More

Lorenzo Cultural Center
ALBERT L. LORENZO CULTURAL CENTER
MACOMB COUNTY'S PLACE FOR DISCOVERY 
Macomb Community College-Center Campus | 44575 Garfield Road | Clinton Township, MI 48038-1139
Office Hours: 8am-5pm |
Contact Us: 586.445.7348 | CulturalCenter@macomb.edu