GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 144

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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. *A limited
number of limited tickets will be sold for February and
October events by calling (313) 884-7010.
January 12, 6-9 p.m. Murder at the Juice Joint
An
Evening of Murder, Mayhem and the Mob. You be the
house detective and solve the mystery in the 1823
Provencal-Weir house. Nancy Pacitto hosts.
Complimentary.
*February 9, 6-9 p.m. Love is in the Air
An enchanted
evening for adults to enjoy a musical serenade, cham-
pagne and chocolate tasting, and a spectacular exhibit
of Grosse Pointe wedding fashions. Cyndee Harrison
hosts. Tickets for this event are $25 per person.
Reserve by February. 6.
March 8, 1-4 p.m. Riches or Rubbish?
Antique appraisal
afternoon with Dumochelle’s Art Gallery. $5 per item
suggested donation to Society. www.dumouchelle.com
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, hon-
orary 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.
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Grosse Pointe Historical Society
Receives Wayne County Award
The Grosse Pointe Historical Society recently received
the County Commissioners’ Award from the Wayne
County Council for Arts, History and Humanities. The
award recognized the Society for its creativity in pro-
gramming, their new Web site, www.gphistorical.org,
and on-line exhibits, and their newsletter,
the
Moorings
. It was presented at a ceremony on October
4 at the Henry Ford Centennial Library.
Society president Stuart Grigg, of Grosse Pointe,
accepted the award on behalf of its board, staff and
members. Also present were board member Penny
Soby, Joe
Katulic,
docent Nancy
Pacitto and
curator Suzy
Berschback.
The Web site
designer is
Grosse Pointe
city resident,
Jay Hunter.
The Moorings
editor is Farms resident,
Ann Marie Aliotta.
“Last year, we went through a strategic planning
process at the Historical Society and found universal
agreement across our stakeholders that access to our
collections and information is our number one goal.
This award recognizes that we are achieving that goal
and inspires us to do even more,” said Grigg.
GPHS Board President Stuart Grigg
Looking for a great Christmas present that
benefits the Grosse Pointe Historical Society?
Then and Now: Grosse Pointe
is
a wonderful way to learn more
about our history and support
the Society. When you buy a
copy through the Historical
Society or next door at Jerry’s
Club Party Store, all the pro-
ceeds go directly back to the
Society.
Written by Society curator Suzy
Berschback and
Moorings
editor
Ann Marie Aliotta, the book
contains hundreds of historic
and contemporary photos illustrating the changes that
Grosse Pointe has gone through over the years. Most of
the historic photos came from the Society’s archives.
Call 884- 7010 or stop by Jerry’s, 383 Kercheval.
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