This winter, the Village will host a variety of free programs related to Angeline Boulley’s Firekeeper’s Daughter, the 2023-24 Great Michigan Read. Make sure to register for these programs in advance as space is limited. Click here or scroll down to register. 

If you have accessibility questions, please click here to visit our accessibility page or contact us at or 248-524-3570 and we will be happy to help! 

Get Your Copy of the Book!  

We have a limited number of books to give away. Request a copy of the book by filling out this form. We will respond to book requests in the order they are received starting on Monday November 27, 2023. 

Firekeeper’s Daughter Book Discussions  

Tuesday January 23, 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday February 13, 7:00-8:00pm 

Troy Historic Village and Troy Public Library present two free book discussions inside Niles-Barnard House at the Village. Join us for a warm beverage, a little friendly trivia competition, and lively group discussion on Firekeeper’s Daughter. Discussion topics are different each time, so come to one or both of the programs! Coffee and cocoa provided courtesy of Biggby. 




Beyond the Book with Wayne Hardwick
Monday January 29, 7:00-8:30pm
Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa tribe member, Eagle Staff Carrier, and Indigenous Voices partner Wayne Hardwick will share his culture and experiences to expand our understanding of many of the important themes that come up in Firekeeper’s Daughter. Join us for a presentation and informal question and answer time. 






Beyond the Book with Nathan Wright
Friday February 16, 7:00-8:30pm 

Join us for a presentation by Nathan Wright, a tribal member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. A descendant of medicine people on both his parents’ sides, Nathan continues his ancestors’ legendary plant medicine work by ethically harvesting and making medicines from the same areas as his ancestors. 





Beyond the Book with Nathan Wright
Saturday February 17, 10:00-11:30am 

Nathan Wright returns for a second presentation! Join him at the Village to explore more Indigenous history and contemporary culture. This talk will be different than the one on Friday—come to one or both!    

The 2023–24 Great Michigan Read is presented by Michigan Humanities and supported by national, statewide, and local partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Meijer Foundation, Library of Michigan, Image Creative Group, BiblioBoard, and Michigan Radio Reads. 



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