GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 132

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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 included 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.
Tour Three Historic Grosse Pointe Churches
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more about the Little Ivy Church, the current church architecture and history of this dynamic community.
Next visit St. Clare of Montefalco Roman Catholic Church. Since 1926 the Order of St. Augustine has been responsible
for the spiritual life of this parish community. The present building, dedicated in 1952, replaced the 1927 church. The
architecture, stained glass and carvings tell the story of their faith and history. Major renovations in the church building
were completed in 2000.
The tour’s final stop is St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church established in 1916 as a Catholic parish community. The
first church was wood frame, designed by Donaldson and Meier in 1917. Ten years later, the current Norman Gothic
style building was built and dedicated. The design earned critical acclaim in American Architecture Magazine for its
attention to detail. Detroit Stained Glass Company fabricated the Arts and Crafts style windows.
Lunch will be served in St. Ambrose’s gathering space, The Ark.
The tours will be led by local historians and church docents. The tour leaves the Grosse Pointe Historical Society
Provencal-Weir House, 376 Kercheval, at 9:15 a.m. (please arrive by 9:00 a.m.) and returns at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $25
for Society members, $30 for non-members and includes bus transportation to the churches and lunch.
For more information or to make reservations, please call 884-7010.
Officers
Stuart W. Grigg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President
Patti Schollenberger . . . . . . .Vice President-Administration
Herman Mozer . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vice President-Preservation
Denis Bouchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Treasurer
Danielle DeFauw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Secretary
Board of Trustees
Kay Agney
Carolyn Candler
Elizabeth Canzano
James Conway
Amy DeWys-VanHecke
Valerie Dodenhoff
Douglas Dossin
Debbie Graffius
Kiki Herfert
Gregory Jakub
Maud Lyon
Josephine (Jo) Malecek
William Penoyar, Jr.
Sara Malcomson Ralph
Ann Rock
Rick Ruffner
Mary Lighton Shafer
Michael W. Skinner
Paul J. Sloan
Elizabeth (Penny) Soby
Molly Valade
Khristi Zimmeth
Gail Zmyslowski
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 appointment. The Alfred B.
and Ruth S. Moran Resource Center, 381 Kercheval
Ave., is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m–-
12:30 p.m. and 1:30–4:00 p.m.
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
Gail R. Stroh-Marentette
Curator
Suzy Berschback
Administrator
Linda Johnson
Parliamentarian
Andrea Weyhing
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Editor
Ann Marie Aliotta
Curator Emeritus
Jean Dodenhoff
Catherine and Jimmy Fennessey, dressed as 19th
century schoolchildren, helped out at the Provencal-Weir
house in December. The house was part of the Grosse
Pointe South Mothers’ Club Holiday Walk tour of homes.
Hundreds of visitors from the Pointes and beyond
explored the house, learning of its legacy and the history
of this community.
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