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Detroit Area Test Tracks
Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
Michael W.R. Davis will present a program relating to his new book about area automotive test tracks and proving grounds.
In the 1920s, major auto makers finally moved their testing of new vehicles and drive trains from public thoroughfares like
Grosse Pointe’s Lake Shore Road and Jefferson Avenue. Area test tracks and proving grounds were a source of curiosity for
decades because of the secrets they held.This book goes behind the walls of these facilities to show how they evolved and
what took place inside.
Newscast for the Masses
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
Grosse Pointer Tim Kiska will present a program relating to his latest book about the evolution of television news in Detroit,
from its beginnings in the late 1940s, when television was considered a “wild young medium,” to the early 1980s, when cable
television permanently altered the broadcast landscape.
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 andWayne State University Press.
Izzy’s Second
Saturdays, 2011
All events will take place from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the
Provencal-Weir house, 376 Kercheval, unless noted.
Refreshments will be served at each event. Cost is
$10.00 for members, $15.00 for non members, unless
noted. Please call 884-7010 by the Thursday before
and ask for Izzy to sign your child up.
January 8
Make your own
Snowman Fleece Hat
to keep
you warm during the winter months.
February 12
Heart Shaped Soaps
will be made to decorate
for Valentine’s Day.
March 12
Come and make
Crunchy Snowmen
with
pretzels and white chocolate. Mmmmmm,
yummy.
April 9
Easter Basket Cupcakes.
Chocolate cupcakes with
white frosting will be decorated to look like Easter
Baskets.
May 14
This event will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
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.
WINTER 2011
Dr. Frank Bicknell Lecture Series
the
Moorings
Non Profit Org
U.S. Postage
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Detroit, MI
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Grosse Pointe Historical Society
381 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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