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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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Hours:
Tues. & Wed: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m.
2013-2014 Dr. Frank Bicknell Educational Lecture Series
Shipwrecked: Reflections of a Sole Survivor.
Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
1890 COOK SCHOOL HOUSE 20025 MACK AVE.
GROSSE POINTEWOODS 48236
On November 29, 1966, up-bound on its last trip of the
season and during a 65 mph gale on Lake Huron, the
603 foot steam ship
SS Daniel J.
Morrell
broke in half with the
loss of 28 lives.
Dennis Hale, author of
Shipwrecked: Reflections of a
Sole Survivor
relived those
harrowing hours to a packed
audience. Dennis has been
featured on the Discovery
Channel,
Oprah Winfrey Show
and
Today Show
. He tells the
story of his survival in the face of incredible odds and recounts
the events leading up to and following this tragic event.
Border Crossings:The Detroit River Region
in the War of 1812
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
1890 COOK SCHOOL HOUSE 20025 MACK AVE.
GROSSE POINTEWOODS 48236
Douglas Fisher and Joel Stone present a program relating
to their latest book,
Border Crossings: The Detroit River
Region in the War of 1812.
Their book uncovers the personal and group interactions
often ignored in histories of this conflict. In August 1812,
Detroit was surrendered to the British.
For more than a year Detroit and the
surrounding area was controlled by the
British. Until 1815, Americans occupied
settlements on the Canadian side of the
Detroit River.These multiple “border
crossings” had profound implications for
the diverse inhabitants of the Detroit
River region, including widespread
privation, imprisonment, enemy attacks,
and dispossession of homes and land.
Detroit Surgeons: 300 Years
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
1890 COOK SCHOOL HOUSE 20025 MACK AVE.
GROSSE POINTEWOODS 48236
Grosse Pointer and former Grosse Pointe
Historical Society Trustee, Larry Stephenson,
M.D., presents a program relating to his
recent book,
Detroit Surgeons: 300 Years
.
This book chronicles the surgical history
of the Detroit area during the past three
centuries. After the founding in 1868 of the
Detroit Medical College, the forerunner of
WSU School of Medicine, the book’s main
focus becomes the medical school’s department of surgery.
Along the way, histories are presented about surgical
specialties and sub-specialties of the medical school.These
stories are authored by surgeons in their respective fields.
Many area surgeons are featured.The surgical histories of
some of the area hospitals are also told.
The Centennial of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Wednesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
EDSEL & ELEANOR FORD HOUSE,
1100 LAKE SHORE ROAD,
GROSSE POINTE SHORES 48236
Grosse Pointer and former Grosse Pointe Historical Society
Trustee, Larry Stephenson, M.D., presents a program
relating to the upcoming book,
The Centennial of the Grosse
Pointe Yacht Club.
The Club, founded in 1914 through the efforts of a group of
25 sailing and ice-boating enthusiasts as a private sailing
club, has a fascinating history.The Italian Renaissance-style
clubhouse was designed by Boston architect Guy Lowell who
won this commission in the early 1920s but died at sea before
his plans were fully developed. Despite Mr. Lowell’s passing,
his concept of an 18th-century Italian renaissance building
combining sun-washed stucco walls and terra cotta tile, topped
by a 187-foot steeple, stands as a spectacular monument to his
creative genius.The clubhouse officially opened amid great
fanfare on July 4, 1929 virtually on the eve of the Great
Depression, but the club survived and has flourished.
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