GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 44

Non Profit Org
U.S. Postage
Detroit, MI
Permit No. 1387
Published by the
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
381 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
(313) 884-7010
(313) 884-7699 FAX
Web site:
Tues. & Wed: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m.
March 21, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
Jim Conway, Grosse Pointer and Site Manager of Detroit’s Historic
Fort Wayne, presents a program entitled
A Hidden History: the Story of
Springwells in Southwest Detroit
relating to the section of the City of Detroit
formerly known as Springwells Twp. (site of historic Fort Wayne) and its
connections with Native Americans for more than 1,000 years. From the
ancient Woodland Indians to the French and British colonial-era villages
to the War of 1812, a chain of significant events occurred in this area that
Conway will explain in vivid detail.
April 18, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
Detroit Free Press reporters Joe Grimm and Katherine Yung present a
program relating to their latest book,
Coney Detroit
(to be published in
March 2012), that explains why Detroit became the world capital for Coney
Island hot dogs.The story begins with Greek immigrants selling hot dogs
from carts and develops into hundreds of Detroit area restaurants run by
people of many nationalities.The book explains why Coney Islands, which
have deep roots in many places, found favor in Detroit as they have nowhere
else in the world.The authors will discuss the families and individuals that
stand behind the counters, and are often the owners, and the pride they take
in serving up Metro Detroit’s favorite food.
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.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 De-
troit’s downtown, creating trends and traditions in consumer culture that still
resonate nationwide. 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,
Dr. Frank Bicknell Lectures 2011-2012
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