GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 38

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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.”
We need you!
Consider donating your time to help the Grosse
Pointe Historical Society. We have many volunteer
opportunities, including
Provencal-Weir House tour
guide, sales assistant in La Belle’s Country Store, office
assistant or archivist in the Moran Resource Center,
event assistant, gardener and handyperson.
This is an excellent way to learn about local history
and contribute to our Grosse Pointe heritage.
Call (313) 884-7010 to Volunteer.
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
SCHOOL VISITS
As of mid-November, 18 classes are scheduled for field trips to the Provencal-
Weir House’s One-Room School.The word is out that the One-Room School is a
great experience for a day of classes from the 1900s.The most important benefits for
local teachers are the location, the One-Room School and the local history we offer.
We are also affordable.We allow for lunch and recess with vintage toys and offer
pioneer costumes if needed. I had a fifth grade boy come up to me last year and say,
“I was very concerned about recess when I got here because you do not have a
playground. But I have to tell you I have had a lot of fun here today with your toys.”
I assured him how relieved I was with a smile.
SCOUTS
Girl Scout Troop 40696 visited the Provencal-Weir House in October, 2011 for
a class on etiquette and earned their etiquette badges.These 4th grade Monteith stu-
dents learned how they would have set a table in 1922 for a twelve course meal, what
suitable manners were for a young lady of that time period, how to stand and walk
appropriately with a book on their head, and how to formerly greet adults. Also, they
learned how to set a formal dining room table for 2011, what manners and appropri-
ate behavior is in school, at home
and at play. At the end of the class
they shook cream into butter for a
treat with pumpkin muffins baked
by their troop leader Michelle Rees.
November brought Boy Scouts
from Richard School’s first grade
for a tour of the house and log
cabin.The following week the Wolf
Scouts from Star of the Sea came
for a tour.The Provencal-Weir
House and log cabin are a pure
delight for all the children and
scouts who pass through its doors.
Izzy Donnelly
Director of Education
Chris Plansker is recording
23 songs fom the Regina Music Box.
A CD is now available in La Belle’s
Country Store.
Girl Scouts from Troop 40696 learn to shake
cream into butter
ULS came to the one-room school on November 18th
for a wonderful day of school.
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