Other LH Resources

A variety of useful and interesting local history resources and links are located on this page. All of these materials are also part of our Local History Online database. You can find them by following links in the categories below, or by keyword searching in the database.

Digitized Books and Publications

Selected full-text, keyword-searchable digitized books and publications on a wide range of local history topics. Click the arrow to expand each subject area and link to relevant resources.

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Jerry Lawler History Research Materials

Lawler Capitol Dome color.jpgJerry Lawler, a long-time employee in the Michigan State Capitol and a dedicated history researcher, compiled historical timelines and files on many topics relevant to local history research. The originals were saved on now-obsolete computer systems, and require extensive conversion and clean-up. As each new set of files is complete, we will be posting them here.

At left is a photograph of Jerry Lawler and an unidentified colleague, on top of the Michigan state capitol dome.

Find us on Social Media

Forest Parke Library & Archives is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also have a Local History video playlist on the CADL YouTube channel. Follow us!

Contact Us

For local history inquiries contact the Forest Parke Library & Archives at:

517-367-6313 or localhistory@cadl.org

Upcoming History Events

*Pysanky Eggs with Emily Blakely (Teens & Adults)

Monday Mar 27, 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mason Welcome spring and learn about traditional Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs, history and culture. All supplies provided. This event is for older teens and adults due to the use of an open flame. *Registration required; call 517-676-9088 or click "register" below.  Read More

Reminisce (Adults)

Tuesday Apr 11, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm Aurelius Our group meets monthly for reminiscing, fellowship and refreshments. New members are always welcome! Today's event will focus on CADL's online local history resources. Join us as CADL Local History Librarian Heidi Butler provides an overview of the digital resources now available 24/7 on CADL's website.  Read More
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