GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 168

Second Saturday Pastimes
Come to the Provencal-Weir House, c. 1823, on the
Second Saturday of each month during the Grosse
Pointe Historical Society’s complimentary open-house
tours from 1 to 4 p.m. and enjoy a tour and a fun,
brief history lesson! All ages welcome children must
be accompanied by an adult.
February 10 Make your own Victorian Valentine
learn about the special love in the Provencal family
while enjoying raspberry tea and chocolate cakes. See
romantic artifacts of the 19th century including a
beautiful wedding dress and valentines of old with
Cyndee Harrison.
March 10 Mardi Gras Tour with New Orleans jazz,
celebrating our French roots.
French roasted coffee
and beignets. Learn about the French Habitants of
old Grosse Pointe with Amy VanHecke.
April 14 Life on the Ribbon Farm
Learn about the old
Grosse Pointe Ribbon Farms. Learn to make butter
and biscuits from scratch and enjoy homemade
lemonade with Marguerite Humes.
May 12 A May Day celebration of old.
Learn about
Maypoles, May dances and May celebrations of old
Grosse Pointe with Cyndee Harrison.
June 9 All Things Vernor’s!
Boston Coolers, Cream
Coolers with Marguerite Humes, author of
300 Years
of Detroit Cooking.
July 14 Old Time Photos
Wear your own costume or
use our dress-up closet and sit for an Old Time Photo
in the Provencal-Weir House, c.1823. Suzy Berschback
photographer. We will e-mail you your photo! By
August 11 Feast of St. Clare
Celebrate the anniversary
of the naming of Lake St. Clair. Re-enactors show us
how the voyageurs survived in early Grosse Pointe at a
mini-encampment with Paul Ignagni and friends.
September 8 Learn all the local lore of St. Paul’s
and who is buried there while enjoying black
tea and spooky treats with Amy VanHecke.
October 13 Celebrate, learn about and sample 300 Years
of Detroit Cooking
with author Marguerite Humes.
November 10 Legends of the Fall
Re-enactors share
traditions, legends and ways of life for Michigan Native
Americans of early Grosse Pointe with Paul Ignagni
and friends.
December 8 Christmas Tea and Tour
Learn about
Christmas traditions of old Grosse Pointe. Peppermint
tea and special homemade gingerbread boys! Learn
how the Victorian’s celebrated the season with
Cyndee Harrison.
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The purpose of the
Grosse Pointe Historical
Society is to preserve and
promote the history of the
Grosse Pointe Community.
Thank You Donors
Donations in memory of Jeanette Evans
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Bloy
Mr. Ernest W. Baker
Mr. John J. Beck
Mrs. Laura M. Boughner
Mr. and Mrs. James Champane, Jr.
Greater Detroit agency for the Blind and
Visually Impaired
Ms. Mary I. Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Humphrey
Ms. Cynthia M. Johnson
Ms. Virginia M. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Kloeker
Ms. Dorothy D. Kelly
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Kidd
Dr. and Mrs. Warren R. Moore
Ms. Dorothy Maierle and Ms. Mary J. Snow
Ms. Marleine Ricca
Mr. and Mrs. Rem O. Siekmann
Ms. Marylyn A. Tymon
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Vogler
Mrs. Pieter van Horne
In Honor of Denyse and Tom Singelyn’s
50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Matusko
In Honor of Lisa Gandelot
Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Solak
Other Donations
Mrs. Danielle DeFauw
Grosse Pointe Congregational Church Rachel
Group National Society of the Colonial
Dames of America in Michigan
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