history http://wmuk.org en What Ever Happened To Idlewild?: Find out this week http://wmuk.org/post/what-ever-happened-idlewild-find-out-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of the greatest African American musicians of our time performed during racial segregation—artists like Chuck Berry, B.B. King, </span>Aretha<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Franklin, and The </span>Supremes<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. But if you were black, you weren’t allowed in the venue down the street. You had to go to </span>Idlewild<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resort about thirty minutes northwest of Big Rapids.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:35:08 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 12103 at http://wmuk.org What Ever Happened To Idlewild?: Find out this week Outlaws, immigrants, a hymn and a big flood - Albion's history http://wmuk.org/post/outlaws-immigrants-hymn-and-big-flood-albions-history <p>Like a lot of small towns in Michigan, Albion has seen better economic times. But their local historian <a href="http://albionmich.com/history/histor_notebook/albion_postcard.html">Frank Passic</a> champions Albion’s history as well as today’s downtown.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:59:00 +0000 Nancy Camden 10052 at http://wmuk.org Outlaws, immigrants, a hymn and a big flood - Albion's history Author and Musician Ned Sublette on "The American Slave Coast" http://wmuk.org/post/author-and-musician-ned-sublette-american-slave-coast <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/sublette--ned-contributor-208654.php">Ned Sublette </a>says his next book <em>The American Slave Coast&nbsp;</em>grew out of his previous work.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:46:55 +0000 Gordon Evans 10003 at http://wmuk.org Author and Musician Ned Sublette on "The American Slave Coast" Michigan women honored in Hall of Fame http://wmuk.org/post/michigan-women-honored-hall-fame <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>About 160 women have been honored in the <a href="http://www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org/">Michigan Women&rsquo;s Hall of Fame</a>&nbsp;and about a dozen of them are from the Kalamazoo area.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:53:55 +0000 Nancy Camden 9058 at http://wmuk.org Michigan women honored in Hall of Fame 50th Marshall Home Tour celebrates with 'This Old House' star, other events http://wmuk.org/post/50th-marshall-home-tour-celebrates-old-house-star-other-events <p>The Honolulu House in Marshall was built in 1860 for Supreme Court Justice Abner Pratt who became the former the U.S. Consul to the Sandwich Islands, now called Hawaii. It’s just one of more than 20 sites in the city that will be part of the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Home Tours.</p><p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:41:56 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 8381 at http://wmuk.org 50th Marshall Home Tour celebrates with 'This Old House' star, other events