Capac Grand Trunk Depot to get Michigan Historical Marker!

Great News!
The 1914 Capac Grand Trunk Depot

Historical Marker July 23, 20141

Spring Pics 002to get a Capac Depot Number 4 1b Postcard Date September 1915

Michigan Historical Marker!

From the Michigan Historical Commission:
“A synopsis of your marker application was presented to the Michigan Historical Commission at their June 10 meeting. They agreed that the site has historical significance and qualifies for a Michigan Historical Marker.”

Fundraising has begun for the Historic Marker.

Michigan Historical Marker Fund

Your tax deductible donations for  are graciously appreciated.

Historic Marker Letter 2

Historic Marker Sponsored by Continue reading

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All Aboard! Set Your Calendar for October 11, 2014!

All Aboard!

Capac Historical Society 

 has applied for a 

Michigan Historical Marker

in celebration of the 

100th Anniversary of Capac’s Grand Trunk Depot
Mark your calendar for
October 11, 2014
Tentative schedule of events for the day:

5 pm Social hour
6 pm Four County Presentation
6:30 pm Dinner
7 pm Guest Speaker T.J. Gaffney and book signing with T. J. Gaffney
Streamline Historic Services
“Your History is Our Business”
Appraiser/Author/Consulting Historian
Streamline Historic Services

 

 

Capac Depot Number 4 1b Postcard Date September 1915

We anxiously await notification of approval!
Michigan Historical Marker Web page http://www.michmarkers.com/

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An Event you do not want to miss!
5 pm Social hour and book signing with T. J. Gaffney
7 pm Guest Speaker T.J. Gaffney

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The Capac Historical Society Museum Mission

Collecting And Preserving Area Chronicles
Open Monday thru Friday 12pm to 3pm. Sunday 1-4pm.

Want to be kept updated on Museum Events?
Want to learn interesting tid-bits about Capac from long ago?
Become a friend of the museum on Facebook – click on this link

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and click “LIKE” when you see the pic of the depot!
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Capac Historical Society Museum Mission:

  • Provide a meeting place for those people interested in local history.
  • Publicly promote knowledge of the history of the Capac Community.
  • Promote appreciation of the history of the Capac Community.
  • Procure articles deemed worthy of preservation.
  • Provide safe storage and display of these articles.
  • Address:401 East Kempf, Capac Michigan, 48014

    Email capacmuseum@hotmail.com

    Telephone: 810-395-2859
    Please leave a message, we will return your call as quickly as possible.

Visit the Capac Historical Society Museum Publications Page

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Capac Historical Society Museum August 2014 Events!

CAPAC HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENTS
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September 9 @ 1pm
Capac Historical Society Museum Board Meeting

September 25 @ 6pm
Capac Historical Society Museum Membership Meeting and Pot Luck
Pot Luck 6pm
Business Meeting 7pm

sept 2014 depot news

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The Euchre Tournament at the Museum!

Fundraising Euchre Tournament at the Capac Museum

1st Thursday of each month beginning in September!

Make plans to attend!

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Many thanks to Glen Clements for hosting this event!

Contact Glen for more information about the next tournament! 248-420-6004

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Brief History of Euchre – courtesy Wikipedia

Euchre /ˈjuːkər/ or eucre is a trick-taking card game most commonly played with four people in two partnerships with a deck of 24, or sometimes 32, standard playing cards. It is the game responsible for introducing the joker into modern packs; this was invented around 1860 to act as a top trump or best bower (from the German word Bauer, “farmer”, denoting also the jack).[1] It is believed to be closely related to the French game Écarté that was popularized in the United States by the Cornish and Pennsylvania Dutch,[2] and to the seventeenth-century game of bad repute Loo. It may be sometimes referred to as Knock Euchre to distinguish it from Bid Euchre.

Euchre appears to have been introduced into the United States by the early German settlers in the Midwest.[3] and from that region gradually to have been disseminated throughout the nation. It has been more recently theorized that the game and its name derives from an eighteenth-century Alsatian card game named Juckerspiel,[4] a derivative of Triomphe. Also, it may have been introduced by immigrants from Cornwall, England, where it remains a popular game. It is also played in the neighboring county of Devon; one theory is that it was introduced by French or American prisoners of war imprisoned in Dartmoor prison during the early 19th century. Ombre is an ancestral form of Euchre.[5]

In the United States the only teaching of the game, except a few paragraphs in the late American editions of Hoyle’s Games, and of Bonn’s New Hand-Book of Games, is contained in The Game of Euchre; with its Laws, 32mo., Philadelphia, 1850, pp. 32, attributed to a late learned jurist.[6]

The game has declined in popularity since the 19th century, when it was widely regarded as the national card game, but it retains a strong following in some regions like the Midwest, and especially, Michigan. In recent years, it has regained some popularity in the Eastern United States in the form of Bacon. It is played differently from region to region and even within regions. In Canada, the game is still very popular in Southern Ontario, and the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands,Australia and New Zealand all have large followings of the game.

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2014 Capac Historical Society Raffle Quilt!

    Collecting And Preserving Area Chronicles
    Museum Donation Raffle Quilt 2014
    The members of the Capac Historical Society wish to thank Capac Quilters in Training for their hard work generous donation of the 2014 Raffle Quilt. We are thankful for the people within this community who together with us work to preserve and promote the history of this village.

    Contact the museum to purchase your tickets!

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Capac Historical Society 2014 Calendar is Finished!

The 2014 Calendar is Finished!
Purchase your copy of the 2014 Calendar now! Cost just $10.
2014 Calendar
14 Historic Photos!

Graduate Class of 1891!

Graduate Class of 1914!

Documented Historical Facts!

History of all 4 Capac Train Depots!

Limited Number Available. Cost $10 each.
Call the Museum to reserve your copy!

 

 

Click here to view the list of people in the 2014-1914 Calendar
2014 1914 Calendar names

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