GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 26

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Detroit, MI
Permit No. 1387
Published by the
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
381 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
(313) 884-7010
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Tues. & Wed: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m.
The Grosse Pointe Historical Society in partnership with the Grosse Pointe Public Library presents five of the six Dr. Frank
Bicknell Lectures.
The first lecture presented at the Ewald Branch Library, is preceded by special event memorializing the lives of those who died.
(see p. 1) The next four lectures will be at theWoods Branch Library. The final lecture is presented in co-operation with the
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.
Dr. Frank Bicknell Lectures 2012-2013
Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
The Ewald Branch Library
15175 East Jefferson
Markers and Massacres:
The French, the Fox Indians and the Pointes
Manuscript by Grosse Pointer, historian, and Grosse Pointe
Historical Society Trustee, Elizabeth Vogel:
2012 marks the
300th anniversary of the Fox Indian Massacre, which occurred
in present day Grosse Pointe Park. The State of Michigan
erected a marker on Windmill Pointe Drive in 1977 as a
remembrance of this battle. Ms. Vogel illuminates the
complex and complicated relationship between the French
and their Native American allies that led to this tragic massacre
of 1000 men.
Wednesday, Oct.17, at 7:30 p.m.
Grosse PointeWoods Library
20680 Mack Ave. at Vernier
Detroit’s Historic Places of Worship
Book by Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger &Dorothy
Kostuch with photos by Dirk Bakker
This book is a vibrantly photographed historical survey of
architecturally and historically significant houses of worship
that represent 8 denominations and nearly 150 years of
history. The focus will be on Detroit’s most prolific era
of church building, the 1850s - 1930s.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Grosse PointeWoods Library
20680 Mack Ave. at Vernier
Jacobson’s: I Miss It So!:
The Story of a Michigan Fashion Institution
Author, Bruce Allen Kopytek speaks to us about his most
recent book. Join us in this return to the elegance of Jacobson’s,
a beloved Michigan institution for more than one hundred
years. Meet the personalities who transformed it from humble
origins to a staple of sophistication throughout Michigan and
Florida.This deluxe specialty store gave customers a peerless
social, shopping and dining destination.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Grosse PointeWoods Library
20680 Mack Ave. at Vernier
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Michigan: People, Law and Politics
Author, David Gardner Chardavoyne tells us about his latest
book, the first ever written about the U. S. District Court for
the Eastern District of Michigan. Created in 1837 this court
operated as recently as 1923 with a single trial judge. By 2010
it sat 15 district judges, a dozen senior U.S. district judges and
U.S. magistrate judges (many of them from the Grosse Pointes)
and conducted court in five buildings throughout the eastern
half of Michigan. Detailed will not only be this growth but the
stories of its judges and others who have been impacted by this
important institution.
Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Grosse PointeWoods Library
20680 Mack Ave. at Vernier
Tashmoo Park and the Steamer Tashmoo
Author and former Grosse Pointe & St. Clair Shores Librarian,
Arthur M. Woodford will discuss his latest book, a pictorial
history of Tashmoo Park, one of the area’s most popular desti-
nations in the first half of the 20th century, and a trip aboard
the steamer of the same name. Located on Harsen’s Island,
the park opened in 1897. It was a pleasant two hour boat ride
from the city and in its heyday, 250,000 people, including many
Grosse Pointers, visited the park annually.
Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.
2013 Edsel &Eleanor Ford House,
1100 Lake Shore Road
Living on the Edge: A History of Auto Racing in Michigan
Author, Rick Sigsby will talk about his latest book relating to
automobile racing in our state.The story begins with the first
such race in Michigan on the Grosse Pointe Track in 1901
when a new era of sports entertainment was born in this area.
This historically fascinating tale, explains why this sport has
grown to become one of the most popular spectator sports in
North America.
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