GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 197

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
Kenneth E.
Author of
Street Railways
will discuss the
street cars and
once-expansive public transportation system in Detroit
on the 50th anniversary of the last trolley run in the city.
April 26, 7:30 p.m.
A Frank Bicknell Educational Lecture
Children’s Home of Detroit, Community Room
900 Cook Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods
Upcoming Events
Call (313) 884-7010 for further information
The following events are free of charge
Second Saturday Pastimes
1:00-4:00 p.m., Provencal-Weir House, 376 Kercheval
For all ages (children must be accompanied by adult)
April 8
Afternoon Tea
Discover the history and traditions of this time-hon-
ored custom with Cyndee Harrison; enjoy homemade
biscuits and jam.
May 13
Glorious Gardens of Old Grosse Pointe
Learn about the flora and fauna of our area with Mil
Anthony and view the photo exhibit Gardens of
Grosse Pointe’s Past
June 10
One-room Schoolhouse Experience
celebrating 200 years of Hans
Christian Anderson.
Local historian and former teacher Marguerite Humes
takes you back in time, with a special focus on
Anderson’s classic fairy tales.
July 8
Celebrate Bastille Day with an Old
Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Enjoy French folk music and lawn games.
August 12
Feast of St. Clare
Celebrate the anniversary of the naming of Lake St.
Clair with a mini-encampment. Re-enactors will
teach us about life as a voyageur in early Grosse
Pointe. Enjoy storytelling, crafts and games with Paul
Ignagni and friends.
Packard Proving Grounds
A slide presentation on the history of the famous facility
used for high-speed and rough-condition testing of auto-
mobiles. The Proving Grounds also contained engineering
labs designed to test engines, chassis, electrical compo-
nents, fuels, and lubricants under a variety of conditions.
Co-sponsored by the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.
John MacArthur
President of the Packard Motor Car Foundation
Thursday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores
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The purpose of the
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
is to preserve and promote
the history of the
Grosse Pointe Community.
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