GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 210

60th Anniversary Celebration Biggest Fundraiser Ever for Society
Party for Posterity Raises Almost $35,000 for Community Programs
The Grosse Pointe Historical Society hosted its largest fundraiser yet, The Party for Posterity, held on June 17 at the
gracious home of Robert and Victoria Liggett. The party was a sell out at 225 people and raised about $35,000 to help
the Society forge ahead with an ambitious series of educational offerings and community programs.
The strolling supper was held in the Liggett’s 1909 mansion, the former home of auto magnate Harry Jewett. The
Liggetts spent 10 years restoring the Lakeshore Road home and even had a Jewett automobile, built by Jewett’s compa-
ny, on the grounds that night.
Another highlight of the evening was celebrating the 60th birthdays not only of the Grosse Pointe Historical Society,
but of several of its members and friends, including Board President Lisa Mower Gandelot, Tom Cliff, Dick Allison, and
Marilyn Magreta. Frank Sladen was also honored that night for his invaluable service to the Society for the past 25
years. He was given the Society’s Bronze Historic Marker for his historic importance both to the community and the
A Lovely Evening
A Sell-out Crowd
Former curator Jean Dodenhoff with Lisa Mower
Mr. and Mrs. Elliott and Mrs. John Danaher
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