Tonight at the historic Elk Rapids Township Hall, Dan LeBlond, President of the Elk Rapids Area Historical Society, hosted the Society’s September program. About 50 people attended.
LeBlond introduced Dr. Ted Ligibel, Director of Eastern Michigan’s Historic Preservation Program. Dr. Ligibel first introduced his fall class of graduate students who will spend the weekend “finding and unraveling the mysteries” behind Elk Rapids’ Cultural Landscape. Be sure to watch for them around town.
Then he introduced Nan Taylor, Field Representative Michigan Historic Preservation Network, who explained the mission of her organization and described several projects. Following Taylor was Ruth Mills, architectural historian, who reviewed the history of architectural styles in the United States.
Finally, Dr. Ligibel himself explained the concept of Cultural Landscape and showed how it can be applied to Elk Rapids. As a bonus, he spoke about the cultural and historical significance of the Elk Rapids Township Hall.