The Arena Historian's Ice Cream social was held June 14, 2012. Their guest speaker was Dr. Wallace Alcorn. He gave a very interesting talk on Dr. William Brisbane of Arena. Dr. Alcorn is a great grandson of Dr. Brisbane.
Bill Jamerson spoke on the topic of the Civilian Conservation Corp (or more commonly called the CCC). Bill has researched the topic and produced a documentary for PBS called Camp Forgotten - The Civilian Conservation Corps in Michigan.
Sue Stratman White shared information on the life and work of Helene Stratman-Thomas. Helene was one of a few people that were called "Song Catchers" for her efforts to record early folk songs before they faded away.