William L. Clements Library

Upcoming Exhibits and Events


Out of the Ordinary: Gems & Oddities in the Clements Library
November 4, 2016 - April 28, 2017


All lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Email clementsevents@umich.edu or phone 734-764-2347.

Catherine Cangany: "Detroit: Early America's Frontier Seaport"

Tuesday, September 27, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hatcher Library, Gallery Room 100

Catherine Cangany, Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, will explore the history of Detroit as both a frontier town and seaport city in the 18th century. She is the author of Frontier Seaport: Detroit's Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepôt, which relies on archival materials from the collections of the William L. Clements Library.

Frontier Seaport will be available for purchase.

Jack Deo: "The Gems of Lake Superior: Brainard Freemont Childs' 3D Voyage in 1870"

Tuesday, October 11, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hatcher Library, Gallery Room 100

BF Childs was one of the most prolific photographers of the Lake Superior region. His artistic and historic views of Lake Superior captured every aspect of life in the North Country. Join photographer and collector Jack Deo as he takes us on a trip back in time to view a 3D slide show of historic Lake Superior with scenes including Native Americans, copper and iron mining camps, towns, lake transportation and the beauty of Lake Superior. 3D glasses provided.

Co-sponsored by the Michigan Photographic Historical Society in memory of Dave Tinder.


Friday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Will you be in town for the homecoming game? Stop by the newly renovated Clements Library during our special extended hours on Friday.

Art Cohn: Brown Bag Lecture

Wednesday, October 26, 12:00 p.m.
Location: Clements Library (north entrance)

Learn about the adventures that co-founder and director emeritus of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Art Cohn, experienced on his six week journey on the Erie Canal.

Plimoth Plantation Living History Program

Registration Required
Email clementsevents@umich.edu.

November 14, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Rackham Graduate School Amphitheater

Enjoy an evening of iconic storytelling that sparks the imagination and brings history to life.

Conversation with the Curators

December 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Clements Library (north entrance)

A Clements Library Associates Event

Join Clements Curators and staff as they discuss the current exhibit: Out of the Ordinary: Gems & Oddities, from conception to installation. Special items from the collection will be on display. Find out how you can be an Associate here: http://myumi.ch/LqXwv.