The following was written by the Michigan Genealogical Council:
Date: July 22nd 2009
Fellow Michigan genealogists and library supporters -
Now is the time for Michiganians to come to the aid of our state's history and learning.
Your Michigan Genealogical Council is planning a public assembly in Lansing to show our legislators and fellow citizens that we care about our state's past. On Wednesday the 5th of August, let's assemble at the State Capitol, on the lawn. We have reserved the North and South lawns, and the steps. Time, 9:45 a.m. The State Senate goes into session at 10 a.m., the only time in the next few weeks we can be certain our legislators will be assembled at Lansing.
At 10:30 a.m., we will process/march over to the Michigan Historical Center and form our Hands Around the Library -- in hopes of good media coverage! Since the perimeter of the building is around 1800 feet, it is obvious we can use as many genealogists or friends of libraries/history of all types as possible.
Please definitely let your local Society know you are coming for sure, since you can see that we need coverage - flags and ribbons can be held between people as well as hands and arms.
We'll stay around the building probably 20 minutes starting at 11:00 a.m. -- then off to lunch, research, or museum viewing!
Thanks for your support of Michigan's past … and our future.
Your Michigan Genealogical Council
From Pam Warren, OCGS:
If you can plan to attend, live in the Detroit area, and would like to car-pool, please reply to this e-mail with:
time to call (day or evening)
If you wish to drive, the number of riders you have room for, and your city and major cross roads.
I will put arrange communication between groups of interested people.
Those reading by RSS or in the archives may contact me from my contact page.
OCGS will also send estimated attendance to MGC.