GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 79

Michigan State Fair
Wednesday, September 15, 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointer John Minnis will present a program relating to his new book.
The Michigan
State Fair
, held on the same site in Detroit less than 10 miles from the Grosse Pointe
community since 1902, was the longest running state fair in the country before being
discontinued this year after 160 years.
Boneyards: Detroit Underground
Wednesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Richard Bak will present a program relating to his new book, which is an exploration of
burial sites and customs in metro Detroit and the historical and social changes behind
the treatment of the deceased in our area. A perfect program less than two weeks before
Summer Dreams: The Story of Bob-Lo
Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointer Patrick Livingston will present a program relating to his book about
Bois Blanc (“White Woods”) Island .The island gained strategic importance when Fort
Amherstburg was built in 1796 to guard passage along the Detroit River after Detroit
became a part of the United States. Grosse Pointers will fondly remember the island as
an amusement park from 1898 until 1993, owned by Grosse Pointe’s own Browning
family for most of these years. Today it is being developed as the Bob-lo Island and
Marina Resort Community and is now served by a private car ferry.
Izzy’s Second
Saturdays, 2010
All events (except May) will take place from
1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Provencal-Weir house,
376 Kercheval. Refreshments will be served at
each event. Cost is $10.00 for members, $15.00
for non members.
Please call by theThursday
before to sign your child up and ask for Izzy.
September 11th
Izzy’s Cozy Cooking Class-Come and make
French AppleTarts.
October 9th
Custom make your very own
Trick orTreat bags
Felt templates of witches, bats and ghosts will be
supplied to glue onto your cotton Halloween bags
to Trick or Treat with.
November 13th
Decorate two
Turkey Votives
for Thanksgiving’s
dinner table. Small glass bubble votive holders will
be decorated with tissue paper and battery operated
tea lights will be supplied.
December 11th
Gingerbread Cookies
for your Holiday
season.This is a return event for Second Saturdays.
Make gingerbread cookies from scratch with white
frosting to adorn. A must for the Holiday season.
Ribbon FarmDays, 2010
FALL 2010
Dr. Frank Bicknell Lecture Series
Campers enjoyed a variety of
activities that harkened back
to a simpler time. The children
painted snake gourds, dyed
fabric from berries, hung them
to dry and wove a belt with the
fabric on homemade looms.
Homemade lemonade was en-
joyed by all, as well as French
pear crepes made from scratch.
Izzy Donnelly ran the camp
with assistants Kerri Marowske
and Victoria Slater. Most of
this year’s campers were new
to Ribbon Farm Days at the
Provencal-Weir House. Some
came back from school visits or
Second Saturdays.
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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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