GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 35

May 16, 2012 7:30 p.m
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
Mike Hauser, Marketing Manager at the Detroit Opera House, presents a program
relating to his latest book, Remembering Hudson’s:The Grand Dame of Detroit
Retailing, co-authored with Marianne Weldon. In this book Hauser and Weldon
present the idea that “The J. L. Hudson Company redefined the way people in our area
shopped and enjoyed leisure time. Many in Metro Detroit share memories of great
times spent shopping and enjoying spectacular events sponsored by Hudson’s. A solid
and lofty icon built by businesspeople who believed in their passion, Hudson’s defined
Detroit’s downtown, creating trends and traditions in consumer culture that still resonate
Additionally, it should be noted that company founder, Joseph L. Hudson was Eleanor Clay
Ford’s uncle and Eleanor and Edsel Ford were married in his home on November 1, 1916.
Enjoy dinner in the Cotswold Café prior to this lecture. Reservations encouraged, 313-884-4222.
Dr. Frank Bicknell Lectures
The National Society of the
Children of the American Revolution’s
John Paul
Jones Society
is sponsored
by the
St. Clair
Chapter of
the National
of the
Daughters of
the American
society is open
to any child
(from birth to 21 years of age) who is a
lineal descendant of an American
Revolution patriot, or someone who
aided in the cause of the patriots.
JPJ meets five times a year and this
year held their 2011 Christmas meeting at
the Provencal-Weir House on December
17.The program,
T’was the Night Before
lead by Izzy Donnelly, included
a tour the PWH c. 1823 and then the log
cabin c. 1840. Elizabeth Findeis, Senior
President of JPJ provided a beautiful lunch
and afterwards the beloved Christmas
story was read to the children.
JPJ also had their George Washing-
ton Birthday party at the PWH on Feb.
18. David Cowen, a professional actor,
recreated the young 27 year-old George
for the children. David presented George
Washington’s early years including how he
surveyed the great western wilderness as a
General of the Continental Army. He
explained how he became the first
President of the United States and why
he chose not to become a King. Following
a lunch served by Elizabeth, she brought
a birthday cake celebrating the young
George Washington’s 280th birthday.
Children of the
American Revolution
Host John Paul Jones,
George Washington
at the Provencal-Weir
Children of the American Revolution come for a
meeting and lunch in December at the PWH.
David Cowen dresses up as
George Washington his
costume was compliments
of the Grosse Pointe Theatre.
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