GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 53

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Published by the
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
381 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
(313) 884-7010
(313) 884-7699 FAX
e-mail:
admin@gphistorical.org
Web site:
www.gphistorical.org
Hours:
Tues. & Wed: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road,
Grosse Pointe Farms
Mike Davis presents a program relating to his latest book,
The St. Clair River.
This river is one of the world’s greatest natural
waterways and a key link in the Great Lakes.This book covers
the area’s recorded history from the 17
th
century to the present.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road,
Grosse Pointe Farms
Jack Dempsey presents a program relating to his new book,
Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice,
in
recognition of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War in
which Michigan lost over 14,000 residents. On May 16, 1861,
only a month after the war began members of the First Michigan
Regiment marched into Washington, D.C.The arrival of the
regiment, the first from a western state, was met with jubilation
and they were invited to an audience with President Lincoln.
It was then, popular lore has it, the President exclaimed,
“Thank
God for Michigan.”
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road,
Grosse Pointe Farms
Anthony J. Yanik presents a program relating to his latest book
The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of
William Hull,
just in time for the bicentennial of the opening
campaign of the War of 1812 in Detroit, a location the War
Department considered one of the significant launching points
for the invasion of Canada. Detroit’s surrender only two months
after the declaration of war shocked the nation and led to the
court-martial of Brigadier General William Hull. Hull was
sentenced to death – the only commanding general ever to receive
such a sentence in U.S. military history. Yanik’s book exams and
reconsiders Hull’s abrupt surrender and the general’s defense that
the decision was based on sound humanitarian grounds.
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 Detroit’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, 313-884-4222.
Dr. Frank Bicknell Lectures 2011-2012
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