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Thompsonville In Time: A Northwest Michigan Story 1890-2021

November 4 @ 6:30 pm


Thompsonville, Michigan’s often overlooked rich history is presented in a new book by local author, Charles T. Kraus and the Benzie Area Historical Society.  Join us as the author introduces the village of Thompsonville through stories told by those who came before us and stories of the people who are still here today.  Watch and listen as we go back into the past to see what Thompsonville was like in its heyday, come back to the present, and walk through the village to realize what it has become.

Charles T. Kraus discusses his new book Thompsonville in Time, A Northwest Michigan Story 1890-2021. The previously unpublished author, retired physician, and recent emigrant to northwest Michigan will discuss his motivation for writing a book about a small nearly forgotten village in Benzie County, a village that reached its apogee in the early 20th century. Kraus will briefly discuss some of the history of the village and the convoluted path he followed to bring the book to its completion. Following the presentation the author will answer any questions from the audience.

*Due to a paper shortage, the book is not available at this time.  They are hopeful it will be available very soon.

A recording of this program is available on our YouTube channel.


November 4
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Main Library (Traverse City)
610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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McGuire Room