GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 138

Detroit, MI
Permit No. 1387
Published by the
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
Schwartz Building • 381 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
(313) 884-7010
(313) 884-7699 FAX
Web site:
Tues. & Wed: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m.
Dated Material
Please Expedite
Spring 2008
Dr. Frank Bicknell Educational Lecture Series
Call (313) 884-7010 for further information
The purpose of the
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
is to preserve and promote
the history of the
Grosse Pointe Community.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Hunter
Wednesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms
David Trotter, subject of the new
Shipwreck Hunter: Deep,
Dark and Deadly in the Great
will discuss his work as a
renowned shipwreck discoverer,
deep diver, author, lecturer and
photographer. In over 20 years of
diving, he has been the first to locate, identify and doc-
ument over 70 Great Lakes shipwrecks. His shipwreck
discoveries and programs have also been featured on
television and in newspapers throughout the U.S. and
Canada. He has also written several articles on Great
Lakes shipwrecks for historical journals and national
scuba diving publications.
Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne
Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms
Jim Conway, GPHS board member
and former Detroit Historical
Museum Chief Curator will present
a program relating to his new book,
Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne
. This
fort, built in the 1840’s to protect
Detroit from the British in Canada,
was used for military related purposes through the
Vietnam War era.
Model T Ford Centennial
Wednesday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
Bob Casey, Curator of
Transportation at The Henry Ford,
presents a program relating his new
book on the history of the Model T
Ford. With over 15,000,000 Model T Fords built
between 1908 and 1927, it was the car that put the
world on wheels. Sales of over 2,100,000 in its peak
year (1923) represented over 50 percent of the world
market, at a time when over half of all of the cars in the
world were Ford Model Ts.
Special Pre-lecture
Dinner at the Hill
Why not make a night of it, starting with
dinner at the Hill Seafood and Chop House?
The Historical Society is partnering with
the restaurant to offer a prix fixe dinner to
members before every Bicknell Lecture.The
dinner will be offered at 5:30 p.m. and will cost
$16 for an entrée, salad and dessert. Drinks,
tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations
must be made in advance to receive the
promotion. Call the Hill at 886-8101.
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