GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 170

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
Upcoming Events
Call (313) 884-7010 or visit for further information
The following events are free of charge
Spring 2007 Dr. Frank Bicknell
Educational Lecture Series
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms
Detroit Street Railways
Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
In a follow-up to his previous presentation last spring,
Kenneth E. Schramm, author of
Detroit Street Railways
will present a slide program relating to the various street-
cars and interurban cars that once formed the vast public
transportation system in metropolitan Detroit with spe-
cial emphasis on those that operated in and around the
Grosse Pointes between the 1890’s and 1950’s.
The History of the Village of Fairview;
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of
Grosse Pointe Park
Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Nicholas P. Sinacori, a life-
long Grosse Pointer and
President of the Village of
Fairview Historical Society,
will discuss his upcoming
The History of the
Village of Fairview
, to be
published by WSU Press in
2007. The new book will identify and chronicle the lost
history of this village, that was split between the City of
Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park when the Park was estab-
lished in 1907, and explain its rich legacy in the birth
and evolution of the automobile and the legendary names
whose influence were left for posterity.
The 80-year History of Pro Musica Detroit
Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Alexander Suczek, long time Grosse Pointer,
Pointe News
contributor, local summer chamber music
festival organizer and President of Pro Musica Detroit,
will discuss his recently published book,
The Witness of
Music: The 80-year History of Pro Musica Detroit.
This book explains how Detroit’s leading musicians and
music lovers organized a local chapter of the prestigious,
New York-based concert organization called Pro Musica
and how it is the only one of 20 such chapters to survive
the 1929 stock market crash and thrive for 80 years.
Suczek will also explain why this organization has thrived
and the amazing list of great composers and brilliant
artists they have been presenting in Detroit for over three
quarters of a century.
Second Saturday Pastimes
See pg. 6 for the complete list for 2007
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 les-
son! All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by
an adult.
February 10
Make your own
Victorian Valentine
and learn
about the special love in the Provencal family while
enjoying raspberry tea and chocolate cakes. See love arti-
facts 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 Van Hecke.
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.
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