Capac Historical Society Museum May and June 2015 Events


May 12, @ 1pm Capac Historical Society Museum Board Meeting

May 14, 15 and 16. Capac Museum Barn Sale at the Capac Museum ! 10am to 4pm

May 14, 15 & 16 Quilters in Training Quilt Show at Capac Historical Society Museum! 10am to 4pm.

May 24, @ 6pm Capac Historical Society Museum Membership Meeting and Pot Luck Pot Luck 6pm Business Meeting 6:30 pm

June 9. @ 1pm Capac Historical Society Museum Board Meeting

June 25, @ 6pm Capac Historical Society Museum Membership Meeting and Pot Luck Pot Luck 6pm Business Meeting 6:30pm

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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?
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Spring Pics 002Capac 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


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 Grand Trunk Depot Michigan Historical Marker Fundraising Goal $5000!

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.

The Capac Historical Society Members

wish to thank the following people and businesses for their generous contribution for the

Capac Depot Michigan Historical Marker

Dr. Robert Charles Glapinski DO

Select Accounting and Tax Service

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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The Euchre Tournament at the Museum!

Fundraising Euchre Tournament at the Capac Museum

1st Thursday of each month.

Make plans to attend!


Many thanks to Glen Clements for hosting this event!

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


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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Annual quilt show at Capac Historical Center, 401 E. Kempf Court St, May 14-16 10am-4pm daily

Annual quilt show at Capac Historical Center – May 14-16 10am-4pm daily

Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle – Cash prizes for viewers choice
Quilts may be entered into the show by bringing them to the Capac Historical Center on May 6-9 from 10am-2pm.

2015 Raffle Quilt – Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5 – tickets available at the Quilt Show

2015 raffle quilt

Keep updated on this event by viewing the Quilters in Training facebook page.

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In the News – Tri-City Times November 6, 2014

In the News – Tri-City Times November 6, 2014
Great Article by Doug Hunter about Albert Glassford and the Capac American Leigon Post

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1957 Centennial DVD!

1957 Capac Centennial DVD – Cost $10 EACH

Available for purchase at The Capac Historical Society Museum

Walker Bell Waltz Funeral Home 1957

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