Upcoming Meetings

March 1, 2021

From William Beal to Wendell Berry - the American Farm in American Culture ... presented by Bill Castanier. He will explore the impact the American farm has had on our culture over the decades.

Bill Castanier has spent more than 50 years in public relations, advertising, and the newspaper industry.  He is currently the president of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing. While working in state government he was the first executive director of I-TEAM, the state's private sector information technology trade association.  He also served as deputy director of the State's Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1986 and 1987 which contributed to his great love of history.

Bill's love of literature led him to writing a literary column for the Lansing City Pulse for the last 20 years where he had interviewed more than 1,000 authors.  He has lectured extensively on Michigan literary history and is on the Library of Michigan Notable Book Selection Committee which is also part of the Michigan Big Read Program.     



  • 2nd Monday in September, and some years in January
  • 1st Monday, October through June
  • CURRENT: ZOOM presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public. The Zoom link will be sent to members before the meeting. You are invited to participate. Use the CONTACT US lpage to obtain the Zoom link.
  • CURRENT: During the pandemic, our programs are being conducted via ZOOM presentation.