Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Michigan

Curtenius Guard Camp #17
Lansing/Sunfield, Michigan

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Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial History Partners
and Upcoming Sesquicentennial Events


The Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial History Partners (History Partners) is composed of individuals, organizations, and communities throughout the state interested in commemorating and promoting the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011 - 2015) and Michigan's role in that war. Comprising the History Partners are over 1,000 Civil War reenactors and living history historians; Civil War patriotic and hereditary organizations (including the Michigan Department SUVCW); Civil War scholars and educators; Civil War Roundtables; local and statewide libraries, historical societies, and genealogical societies; local and statewide museums; and numerous local Michigan communities that sponsor special and annual historical programs related to the Civil War.

On April 22, 2010, the Michigan Historical Commission unanimously adopted a motion that formally approved the partnership between its Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the History Partners for the purposes of carrying out, and as decreed in, Executive Order 2007-52, the commemoration of Michigan’s role in the Civil War. This action formally recognized the role of the History Partners in assisting the state in the planning, promotion, and implementation of the Civil War Sesquicentennial activities in the state.

In addition to assisting the Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission during the Civil War Sesquicentennial, one of the primary goals of the History Partners is to help facilitate among all the member organizations communications, coordination, and promotion of their special events, programs, commemorations, etc. for the Sesquicentennial. As a special service to the State Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Michigan citizenry, the History Partners have developed a web page that lists all the Civil War Sesquicentennial Events taking place in Michigan and some significant National events. The History Partners’ web site and Civil War Sesquicentennial Event Listing can be accessed by clicking the below link:

Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial History Partners Website

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