GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 158

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Grosse Pointe
Historical Society
established 1945
SPRING 2007
Vol. 24, No.2
For more information
Please call (313) 884-7010
or e-mail info@gphistorical.org.
Invitation to follow.
A benefit evening for The Society at a beautiful historic
lakeside home in Grosse Pointe
Friday, June 15, 2007 • 7 p.m.
Sumptuous foods featured in a Buffet Campagnard
Music by Picks & Sticks StringBand
Limited reservations
Hostess and Host
Mireille and Warren Wilkinson
Soirée Honorary Chairs
Mary and Ron Lamparter
Happy and Bill Rands
Soirée Chairs
Diane and Doug Dossin
Patricia and Dick Strowger
Soirée
Française
ON THE SHORES OF LAC SA INTE CLA I RE
Life on a Ribbon Farm Camp Summer 2007
An Interactive Historical Program for Children
Children in the area are invited to learn about the old
farm life of 18th century Grosse Pointe this summer as
the Society brings back the popular summer series,
Life on a Ribbon Farm
, for children 7-11 years old.
The program will take place, Monday, July
16–Thursday, July 19, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the
Provencal-Weir house c.1823, 376 Kercheval, in
Grosse Pointe Farms.
The term “ribbon farm” or “strip farm” refers to
Grosse Pointe’s early agricultural properties that
were approximately 300 to 500 feet of lakefront and
extended inland from one to three miles. This proper-
ty usually began at the lake with a farmhouse and
garden, barn with animals, apple, cherry or pear
orchards, wheat and corn fields, and woods.
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