EDWARDSBURG–Author Tom Haikin, whose 18 books include The Edwardsburg Mysteries and The Edwards Family of Edwardsburg, will speak about his work at the Edwardsburg Area Historical Museum at 7 p.m., Thurs., June 20.
Haikin, who moved with his family to Edwardsburg from Virginia in October, 2017, has spent extensive time researching, documenting, and writing about the history of the community and its naming. His research has connected the Edwards family with several famous names in Michigan, including Henry Schoolcraft and Lewis Cass. He became interested in Edwardsburg’s founding when he discovered that its namesakes had moved away.
Haikin was born in Los Angeles, California, but has lived in many places. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a bachelor’s degree in political science with public administration concentration, and earned a Master of Business Administration with emphasis in strategic planning from Regis University in Denver. His career has included positions in both the U.S. government and in private business, most recently as a senior contracts manager in Nevada. He has been involved in programs like “Star Wars” at its inception; the conversion of Boeing 707 aircraft into aerial refueling tankers, and the negotiation of a contract for purchase of support aircraft required by the United States Air Force.
His presentation is the first of the 2019 museum season. There is no admission charge.