The Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society seeks to bring together people interested in local history and genealogy. The RHGS is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The Society offers programs every third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Library’s Erin Auditorium (except for July, August and December). Check the Library’s calendar for information on each month’s event. Our programs are open to the public with refreshments following the program.
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General Macomb with Dan Heaton
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Had it not been for the leadership in battle shown by Macomb County’s namesake, might we all be English subjects now and would the U.S.A. be a footnote in history? The heroics of Detroit native Gen. Alexander Macomb are now mostly forgotten, but statues of him exist in both Detroit and Mount Clemens.
Local amateur historian Dan Heaton has researched the life and career of Gen. Macomb and even found out the story of the special Gold Medal that the U.S. Congress had struck and presented in his honor after the War of 1812. That medal remained in Macomb’s family until 2018! Macomb turned back a major British invasion force during the War of 1812, ensuring the future of the young American nation. Heaton is the author of three books on local military history,including a biography of Thomas Selfridge, for whom Selfridge Air National Guard Base is named. Heaton is a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S.Navy and lives in Roseville. He and his wife, Kim, are the parents of four adult children.
President, Pat Chownyk
Vice President, John Schober
Recording Secretary, Gail Elliott
Treasurer, Janice Carter
Director, Ann Spybrook
Director, Diane Borza