GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 120

Detroit, MI
Permit No. 1387
Published by the
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
381 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
(313) 884-7010
(313) 884-7699 FAX
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Tues. & Wed: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m.
Dated Material
Please Expedite
Fall 2008 Dr. Frank Bicknell Lecture Series
Grosse Pointe War Memorial 32 Lakeshore Dr.
General Motors Centennial
Wednesday, September 17, 7:30 p.m.
Mike W. R. Davis, will present a program relating to his book, “General Motors: A
Photographic History.” The previous day, September 16, 2008 will mark the centennial of the
founding of GM, the world’s largest automobile manufacturer for over 75 years. Davis has
authored numerous books, including
Chrysler Heritage: A Photographic History, Detroit’s
Wartime Industry: Arsenal of Democracy, Ford Dynasty: A Photographic History, The Ford Fleet
1923-1989 & America's Favorite Homes: Mail-order Catalogues as a Guide to Popular Early 20th
Century Houses.
Mike, a Yale graduate, served as corporate communications director of the
Evening News Association
and as a Public Relations Manager at Ford Motor Company.
Downtown Detroit’s Movie Palaces
Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.
note: fourth Wednesday of the month instead of the
Michael Hauser, will present a program relating
to his book,
Downtown Detroit’s Movie Palaces
. In the
first half of the 20th century Downtown Detroit was
the place Grosse Pointers went to attend first run
movies on the big screen. At its peak, the area sur-
rounding Grand Circus Park boasted a dozen palatial
movie theatres containing 26,000 seats. Hauser is mar-
keting manager for the Detroit Opera House.
Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.
Romie Minor will present a program relating to his book,
Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade
. Since 1924, Detroit’s
annual Thanksgiving Day parade has delighted people of all ages. The parade’s spectacular balloons, floats, bands,
special guests, and holiday spirit have made it the most celebrated civic event in all of Southeastern Michigan.
Romie is head archivist at The Parade Company, librarian at the Detroit Public Library’s Burton Historical
Collection and an adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University.
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