The City of Mount Clemens has released a new commemorative history book entitled Capital of Macomb: A Bicentennial History of Mount Clemens, Michigan, 1818-2018. The new book is issued in anticipation of the city’s upcoming bicentennial observance in 2018.
During 2018, the city will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its platting by Christian Clemens and its establishment as the Macomb County seat. Planning is now underway for a variety of public events to commemorate the historic milestone.
Deborah Larsen, who is assistant director and local history librarian at Mount Clemens Public Library, wrote Capital of Macomb for the city’s bicentennial planning committee. The 40-page book presents a broad overview of the historical events that shaped the city over the past two centuries. It is illustrated in color with more than 50 images, some never previously published. Copies are $15 each, and all proceeds from sales of the book will be used to help defray costs of next year’s bicentennial events.
“This book is a perfect souvenir of our bicentennial celebration,” said Mount Clemens Mayor Barb Dempsey. “It would also make a lovely gift for family and friends who grew up in Mount Clemens but now live in other places. It reconnects them with home.”
Copies of Capital of Macomb are available for purchase at the library’s checkout desk. Anyone who does not live locally and wishes to order a copy by mail may call 586-469-6818, extension 315 to order a copy from the City of Mount Clemens.