GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 113

Grosse Pointe
Historical Society
established 1945
Fall 2008
Vol. 25, No.3
“Talking Headstones”
A Walk Through St. Paul’s Cemetery
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Featuring actors from the Grosse Pointe Theatre
portraying the documented historical past of people
buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery
Performances at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
at St. Paul’s Cemetery
Country Club Lane and Moross in Grosse Pointe Farms
Please bring a flashlight.
Refreshments will be served
at the Provencal-Weir House
376 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Parking for the event is on Lakeview or Kercheval.
$10 for members of the Historical Society
$12 for non-members
Advance ticket sales only
Space is limited.
Call (313) 884-7010 for tickets and information.
Online Exhibits Bring Grosse Pointe History
to Your Computer Screen
Taking a trip back in time can now be done over the Internet, thanks to the Grosse Pointe Historical Society. Three
new online exhibits featuring scores of historic photographs have recently been posted on the Society’s Web site,, and two more will soon be added. The exhibits were funded by the Wilkinson Foundation.
Just log on to the Web site, click on Slideshows and Exhibits on the right. The new exhibits are:
1911 Flying Exhibition
On June 19, 1911, a select group of Grosse Pointers gathered on the grounds of the Grosse Pointe Golf Club (on what
was the club’s race track and is now the athletic field at Grosse Pointe South High School) to take to the skies in one of
the Wright brothers newfangled flying machines. Industrialist Russell A. Alger was president of the Detroit Aero Club
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