GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 29

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Officers
Susan Hartz. ................................................President
Jack McCormick.............Vice President-Administration
Stuart Grigg..................... Vice President-Development
Susan Bologna. .....................Vice President-Education
Herman Mozer.................. Vice President-Preservation
Steve Vella. ................................................. Treasurer
Marlene Harle.............................................Secretary
The Grosse Pointe Historical Society
Headquarters, Provencal-Weir House, c. 1823,
376 Kercheval Ave., is open the second Saturday
of each month during special events, and by
appointment.
The Alfred B. and Ruth S. Moran Resource Center,
381 Kercheval Ave., is open Tuesday and
Wednesday, 10:00 AM–12:30 PM and 1:30–4:00
p.m. for research. Telephone: (313) 884-7010.
Website: www.gphistorical.org
Kay Agney
Denis Bouchard
Susan Budrys
Doug Cordier
Doug Dossin
Debbie Graffius
Greg Jakub
Susan Lewandowski
Mary Lighton Shafer
Gail Sidlek
Elizabeth Soby
David Tarrant
Scott Vandemergel
Elizabeth Vogel
Peggy Woodhouse
Director of Education
Izzy Donnelly
Administrator
Helga Liedtke
Parliamentarian
Andrea Weyhing
Curator Emeritus
Jean Dodenhoff
Webmaster
Jay Hunter
Moorings Editor
Ann Marie Aliotta
Not Yet a Member? Want to donate?
Visit
www.gphistorical.org
for
a convenient way to do both.
Select the link
“Join & Support GPHS.”
Kiki Herfert, 1942-2012
Past board member and friend Kiki Ann Her-
fert passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012.
A Trustee for the GPHS from 2004 through 2009,
Kiki was a passionate historian and a tremendous
asset to GPHS. A huge supporter of Grosse Pointe
Park, she helped organize the
View of Fairview
tours
with friend Nick Sinacori. “Kiki’s passing has left a
void with respect to a liaison to Grosse Pointe Park
and she was very important in organizing and pro-
moting
View of Fairview”
says Sinacori. She wrote a
paper at Wayne State University called
A History of the Growth and Development of
Grosse Pointe Park which is a testimony to Kiki’s
knowledge and passion of local history. Although
we won’t see her walk through the doors of the
Resource Center, Kiki’s love of history will live in
the heart of the GPHS.
Charles Berschback
Patricia R. Colett
Michael Farley
Lisa Mower Gandelot
Nancy Griffin
Stuart Grigg
Ronald C. Lamparter
Herman Mozer
Russell H. Peebles
Thomas E. Singelyn, DDS
Michael Skinner
Gail R. Stroh-Marentette
Honorary Board
Photos taken by
Izzy Donnelly
Izzy’s Corner
Izzy’s Second Saturdays Recap
After one of Michigan’s warmest winters on
record, Ian Plansker proudly displays a snowman he
was able to build using the items made at Izzy’s Second
Saturday event held in January called “Snowman Kit.”
Each kit contained a plastic hat, a fleece scarf that the
children cut the fringe on and Easter eggs for buttons.
The children molded charcoal, carrots and pipes out of
Fimo clay which was then baked in the oven for about
30 minutes to harden. All the contents are stored in
the hat for re-use.
On March 10th, children came to the “Sew and Stuff your very own Polar Bear”
event at the Provencal-Weir House.
Each child traced and cut the bear
template and sewed their polar
bears as they stuffed them. Here the
children proudly show off their
finished products!
School visits
On Feb. 10, 28 Grosse Pointe
Academy fifth-graders graced the
One-Room School House for a full
day of classes.
Trevor Clor presided as the
School Master while his team
teacher, Katy Klimczuk, assisted.
Gina McEveny’s Special Ed
class from Parcell’s Middle School to
visit the One-Room School on Feb.
15 for a half-day session.They toured
the house, read from the McGuffy
readers and wrote sentences on the
slate chalk board. Lunch was in the
parlor and during recess, students
played with the vintage toys.
To date, there are 37 classes and
five scout groups are scheduled for
the One-Room School.
Izzy Donnelly
Director of Education
Board of Trustees
GPA visits One-Room School with Trevor Clor
as Headmaster
Success! We melted white chocolate, hammered
candy canes and mixed them together in a bowl.
Then we poured the mixture into Christmas molds
to cool. Of course we had to have a taste test.
Mmmm. Dee-lish. Then we put them in a Christmas
bag and adorned them with a bell.
1-3 p.m., Provencal-Weir House, 376 Kercheval
Paint your very own beautiful Bird House to hang in
your back yard!
Ages 7+ $15 for members; $20 non-members
Please make a reservation by May 10. Call 313-884-7010
Second Saturday May 12
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