Stevens T. Mason 201st Birthday Party with authors Don Faber and Jack Dempsey

In our 175th year of statehood, celebrate Michigan's first governor, Stevens T. Mason, the hotspur who had the bald audacity to go toe-to-toe with Andrew Jackson and lead the charge to Michigan statehood, valiantly battled Ohio for control of Toledo, and became the youngest state governor in American history.

Join us for:

- Sunset salutations at Mason's grave in Capitol Park with Amy Elliott Bragg, author of "Hidden History of Detroit" (6:00 PM)

- Champagne toast at Sky Bar (7:00 PM)

- Discussions with Don Faber, author of "Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics," and Jack Dempsey, author of "Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice"

Drinks! History! Discourse! Join us! (P.S. - Sky Bar is SO EXCITED to see you guys again. When I told him some DDHS members might be coming, the manager asked me how much extra booze he should stock. DRINK UP, FRIENDS!)

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  • Rob

    This was so much fun! Thank you Amy for such a well organized and well run event.

    October 27, 2012

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