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From the Archives: A Fitting Memorial

by Paul Ganson

“Thank God for Michigan!”  That is what Abraham Lincoln said when volunteers from Michigan first appeared in our nation’s capital in response to his call for troops in 1861, following the surrender of Fort Sumter.  Among those volunteers were the troops of the Michigan Light Guard.  Prior to their departure they were photographed in formation on Campus Martius, at the heart of Detroit.  To their right in the photograph are the members of the Light Guard Band.  READ MORE



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From the Archives: 4 Months & 90 Years

by Paul Ganson

This season marks the 90th Anniversary of the opening of Orchestra Hall.  Ninety years might seem like a long time ago–a great distance into the past; but the closer we look, the more vivid and inspiring that time becomes. READ MORE



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