GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 28

Grosse Pointe
Historical Society
established 1945
Spring 2012
Vol. 29 No. 1
Ribbon Farm Days gives children (or grand-
children) an opportunity to experience Grosse
Pointe summers in the 1800’s: Play with vintage
toys, bake desserts from scratch, paint, sculpt, sew,
dye fabrics, weave, dip candles, hammer tin cans
and mold clay.
Sign your children up for 2012 Ribbon Farm
Days featuring three different two-week summer
sessions for children around the ages of 6 to 12
years old.
experience gives
your children an
opportunity to
work and play
in a house that
is considered
to be Grosse Pointes oldest surviving residence.
Held at the Provencal-Weir House, c. 1823, 376
Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, in June, July and
August, sessions are on Tuesdays andThursdays
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
See pg. 5 for the complete schedule or visit us
online at
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Points of History
Celebrates Historic
Buildings May 8
2012 Ribbon Farm
Days start June 19
The annual Points of History celebration takes
place on Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at the Grosse
Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore Drive.
Bronze plaques will be awarded to three homes:
an original Ribbon Farm farmhouse in Grosse
Pointe Woods, a home and garden designed by
Charles Platt in Grosse Pointe and a home
designed by Louis Kamper in Grosse Pointe
Farms. A Power Point display of all the past
recipients will be presented and refreshments
will be served.The event is free and open to the
public. For more information, call 884-7010.
Friday, June 15, 2012 • 7 p.m.
A benefit for the Grosse Pointe Historical Society at
an English Country House designed by an American Master
Classic Cocktails and Elegant Hors D’oeuvres
served in the traditional Grosse PointeManner
Docent-led house tours • JackMcCormick at the grand piano
Music in the Garden • Vintage auto on display
Albert Kahn designed the Tudor-style home that is the site of this year’s
fundraiser in 1927 for Jerome H. Remick, the largest publisher of sheet
music of his time. Remick pioneered the sheet music store. Across the
United States, “Remick Song Shops” allowed patrons to try out the
hot Tin Pan Alley Hits.The Remick list of composers and lyricists included:
George Gershwin, Harry Warren, Al Dubin, Gus Kahn, and Richard
Whiting. Remick’s taste in music was inclusive.
As a major supporter of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Remick served
several times as its president. His contributions were critical to the construction of
Orchestra Hall and the hiring of Ossip Gabrilowitsch as the DSO’s conductor.
This gracious and elegant home has been painstakingly restored by current
owner, David Montgomery. Attendance is limited. Call 313-884-7010 for
information and reservations.
The girls are painting their pots for their soaps.
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