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Welcome To Your Past

The Brighton Area Historical Society is your connection to local history. Our goal is to discover and learn about our history because we believe our past is worth preserving. If you share our passion for history, then you are in the right place. The BAHS is focused on the history of the greater Brighton Area and the surrounding townships of Livingston County, Michigan. We also operate the historic Lyon School house which has been fully restored and features an elementary school curriculum. Please take a moment and look around. Your history is here waiting to be discovered.

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Let's Honor Our Most Deserved Citizens at the Millpond!
Downtown Brighton
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Veterans' Day will be celebrated in downtown Brighton and there
will be three successive parts in the program.

Part 3 of the program will take place in the Old Village Cemetery.  You have a unique
opportunity to participate in the double headstone rededication and memorial service for
Privates Homer and Charles Goucher.  These Brighton brothers died in the Civil War and
both men served in Company B of the 6th Michigan Cavalry.  Homer died while a prisoner
at the horrid Andersonville Prison in Georgia.

The Color Guard of the Sons of the Union Veteran Camp #120 in Howell and the uniformed
Hartland High School Civil War History Club will lead all participants into the cemetery at
about 10:45 a.m.  This entry will follow the conclusion of the Veterans' Day Program,
Part 2 at the new Veterans' Memorial located at the Millpond.

You are guaranteed a short, rousing history of these Civil War soldiers by author and
historian Richard Hutchins, SUV120, (retired Army-Korea).

10:00 a.m. - Part 1:  Parade Steps off from Brighton High School                                      
10:15 a.m. - Part 1:  Presentation by VFW Commander at Main St/Millpond                     
10:30 a.m. - Part 2: Presentation at Brighton Veterans' Memorial/Millpond                       
Recognition of (10) Veterans from the Community by Bill Rubin
10:45 a.m. - Part 3: March into Old Village Cemetery                                                        
Memorial Program for Privates Homer and Charles Goucher    
11:00 a.m. - Part 3: Gun Salute and Taps by Master Bugler Dave Pettigrove



CoBACH Center Exhibit
September 6 - November 1, 2016
Sunday - Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 11am - 5pm (Closed on Mondays)
Photos and Memorabilia of the Past!

A New Book from the BAHS
R - Celebrating 35 Years of TRAIL TALES History Columns

A selected compilation of the columns Marieanna Bair has written faithfully
over the past 35 years.  The reader will encounter here a glimpse of the
merchants that plied their trade.  You will also meet the farmers and local
residents who walked the streets, worked the farms, worshiped in the local
churches, and recreated along the plentiful Brighton area lakes for the
past 150 years. This book can be found at Lawrence Autobody and
CoBACH Center or by calling (810) 250-7276.  Cost $20.00
Visit our gift shop to see other items for sale!

Watch for additional information on Facebook, in Trail Tales newsletter, and on this website or by calling (810) 250-7276



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