GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 114

The Past for the Future:
A Simple Way to Give a Legacy
Gift to the Society
“I give, devise, and bequeath the sum of
$____________ (or _______% percent) of my net
estate, as finally determined for estate tax
purposes, to the Grosse Pointe Historical Society
(GPHS), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
located in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, to be
used in furtherance of its charitable purposes.”
We are indebted to our donors who have includ-
ed the Grosse Pointe Historical Society in their
wills or trusts. Insurance policies, IRAs, or
annuities are an easy way to leave money to the
Society. If you would like to leave a restricted
gift or would like to discuss other gift planning
ideas, please call (313) 884-7010.
Stuart W. Grigg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President
Patti Schollenberger . . . . . . .Vice President-Administration
Herman Mozer . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vice President-Preservation
Denis Bouchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Treasurer
Board of Trustees
Kay Agney
Suzy Berschback
Carolyn Candler
Elizabeth Canzano
James Conway
Doug Cordier
Amy DeWys-VanHecke
Valerie Dodenhoff
Douglas Dossin
Debbie Graffius
Susan Hartz
Kiki Herfert
Gregory Jakub
Maud Lyon
Josephine (Jo) Malecek
William Penoyar, Jr.
Ann Rock
Mary Lighton Shafer
Paul J. Sloan
Elizabeth (Penny) Soby
Molly Valade
Khristi Zimmeth
The Grosse Pointe Historical Society Headquarters, Provencal-
Weir House, c. 1823, 376 Kercheval Ave., is open the second
Saturday of each month during special events, and by appoint-
ment. The Alfred B. and Ruth S. Moran Resource Center, 381
Kercheval Ave., is open Tuesday and Wednesday,
and 1:30–4:00
. Phone: (313) 884-7010
Honorary Board
Chip Berschback
Patricia R. Colett
Michael Farley
Lisa Mower Gandelot
Nancy Griffin
Ronald C. Lamparter
Russell H. Peebles
Robert J. Petz, Jr.
Thomas E. Singelyn, DDS
Mike W. Skinner
Gail R. Stroh-Marentette
Helga Liedtke
Program Manager
Nancy Pacitto
Andrea Weyhing
the Moorings
Ann Marie Aliotta
Curator Emeritus
Jean Dodenhoff
Jay Hunter
Log Cabin Gets the Bugs Out
The GPHS log cabin had some unwelcome visitors this spring—the powder post beetle—but astute attention and timely
action saved the building from being destroyed.
Board member Jim Conway discovered the post beetles when he was volunteering at our Encampment in May, giving
tours of the cabin. He is very familiar with this type of damage since he was the Director of Fort Wayne in Detroit for
over 20 years and had seen it before. He alerted fellow board member Tom Singelyn, who contacted Rose
Exterminators. The company confirmed the identity of the Lyctid powder-post beetles, known for their craving for oak
wood and their tendency to leave dust or powder behind.
After carefully covering the cabin with a tent to contain the pesticide, Rose successfully fumigated it. Tom and Norm
Johnson replaced two ceiling beams in June after Rose was finished. The cabin is now bug-free and open for touring.
The log cabin was originally built about 107 years ago near Lake St. Clair in Macomb County. It was transported to
Christ Church Grosse Pointe in 1938, then taken apart and moved to its current location, behind the Provencal-Weir
House, in 1999.
P.S. Hope everyone noticed the log cabin as the
background for a fashion shoot in the June issue
48236/48230 magazine!
The purpose of the
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
is to preserve and promote
the history of the
Grosse Pointe Community.
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