GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 134

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Second Saturday Pastimes
On the Second Saturday of each month, drop in for our
open-house tours of the 1823 Provencal-Weir House
and enjoy these activities. Sponsored by the Alice Kales
Hartwick foundation, these activities and the tour are
free of charge but donations are suggested.
April 12, 1-4 p.m. Community wide History Scavenger
Hunt
Start and end at the Provencal-Weir house, led by
Nancy Pacitto. Complimentary.
May 10, 1-4 p.m. Mini Encampment at the Provencal-Weir
House.
Enjoy a historical timeline with 20 re-enactors
led by Paul Ignagni with special appearance by the
Fiddlepointe players of Grosse Pointe. Complimentary.
June 14, 1-4 p.m. Ice Cream Social
with local folk music
group Rosetta Pebble. Complimentary.
July 12, 1-4 p.m. Historical Caricatures
by appointment
with artist Marcella Rochon. Complimentary.
August 9, 1-4 p.m. Model T Celebrates 100 years!
Celebrate with the Model T club, see their cars and
meet the members, hear speaker Mike Skinner, GPHS
board member and Ford historian speak on the Model
T. Complimentary.
September 13, 1-4 p.m. Guided Walking Tour of the
Neighborhood
surrounding the Provencal-Weir house.
Tours start promptly at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. from
the Provencal-Weir house, led by Al Dickenson. Wear
comfortable walking shoes. Complimentary.
October 11, 6 -9 p.m. St. Paul’s Cemetery Walk
led by
Amy DeWys-VanHeck, Marguerite Humes and Bill
Schwedler. Tickets are $10 per person by Oct. 8, or $12
at the gate.
November 8, 1- 4 p.m. Legends of the Fall
Local legends
come to life with Genot Picor and fiddler Michael
Francis. Complimentary.
December 13, 6-9 p.m. Dickens of a Christmas Caroling
Party
with horse drawn carriage rides in the neighbor-
hood. Enjoy local carolers, refreshments and holiday
treats, and Christmas décor and exhibits, hosted by
Cyndee Harrison. Complimentary.
Clip and Save!
Provencal-Weir House Wish List
Funds, material and/or labor:
• to add a chimney to the log cabin,
• to repair or replace damaged brickwork on the
Lakeview walkway,
• for storm windows for the house,
• for period curtains for the living and dining room.
Call 884-7010 for more information or to donate.
Mini- encampment, May 10
Then and Now: Grosse Pointe
Discussion and Book Signing
at the Grosse Pointe Public Library
Join GPHS curator Suzy
Berschback and the
Moorings
editor and public relations coor-
dinator Ann Marie Aliotta for a
discussion of their recently pub-
lished book,
Then and Now: Grosse Pointe
.
The talk takes place on
Wednesday, March 12, at the
Woods branch of the Grosse
Public Library at 7:30 p.m.
Proceeds of book purchases will
benefit the Grosse Pointe
Historical Society.
The program is free of charge, but seating is limited. To
register, call the library at 343-2074, x220 or visit
www.gp.lib.mi.us.
Mystery and mayhem were on tap at the “Juice Joint” in
the Provencal-Weir House in January. The house was
filled to capacity with molls and mugs enjoying a mur-
der mystery party that reveled in the wild and romantic
Roaring 20s.
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