GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 62

Frontier Metropolis
Wednesday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House,
1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
Brian Dunnigan, curator of maps at University of Michigan’s Clements
Library, will present a program relating to his monumental book
(18 x 13 ¼ inches), which includes every known image of Detroit in
the pre-photographic era from its founding in 1701 through 1838.
Included in this book are almost three dozen drawings, which include
all or a portion of Lake St. Clair and the Grosse Pointe area.
Co-sponsors: Edsel &Eleanor Ford House and
Wayne State University Press.
Izzy’s Second
Saturdays, 2011
Please call 884-7010 by the Thursday be-
fore and ask for Izzy to sign your child up.
May 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Provencal-Weir House, 376 Kercheval
Come for
CandleMaking
to put in
your own designed
PatternedTin
Lanterns.
Hammer patterns on the
tin can and watch it glow at night for
your summer pleasure. Cost is $20.00
for members/$25.00 for nonmembers.
SPRING 2011
Dr. Frank Bicknell Lecture Series
the
Moorings
Non Profit Org
U.S. Postage
PAID
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
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.
The Grosse Pointe Historical Society is so grateful to
board member Russell Peebles for his donation of a
hand-made wool blanket dating back to the Civil War.
The blanket belonged to Peebles’ mother, Florence
Houston Peebles. It was made by Florence’s two
maiden aunts who lived in Blacksburg, VA. Florence
lived with them for a while when she was a child,
after her mother died. They gave her the blanket
which she then passed on to Russell. It is a wonderful
addition to the Provencal-Weir House.
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