GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 82

2010 has brought new schools and age groups to the Provencal-
Weir House. Our active outreach to local schools has received an
enthusiastic response. Many reservations have been scheduled and
our spring calendar is filling up. Call soon to make reservations for
your students.
We are also in the process of developing a new educational
program which will focus on the history and impact of Father Gabriel Richard. This will
be available to all area schools later this year.
Local scouts have been added to our outreach program for after school activities. Two
Girl Scout troops from Kerby Elementary School are scheduled to come in March for a
class on etiquette and music from the turn of the century.
Watch for the upcoming announcement for our
Ribbon Farm Days
summer camp
scheduled for June, July and August.
From my experience, once people see the
Provencal-Weir House they fall in love with it
and all that Grosse Pointe Historical Society
has to offer. With this in mind, it has become
my mission to introduce this historical site to
as many schools and children’s groups as pos-
sible because I have fallen in love with it, too.
Izzy Donnelly
Director of Education
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
Director of Education
Izzy Donnelly
Second Saturday Series
Free tours of the Provencal-Weir House will be offered every Second Saturday between 1 and 4 pm.
Visit La Belle’s Country Store every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon from 1and 4 pm for gifts,
crafts, toys and specialty foods. Gift baskets are available. A free 2 pm house tour is offered on shop days.
Please call (313) 884-7010 for more information or to make reservations.
March 13, 2010
Izzy’s Winter WarmUp,
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Make fleece pocket scarves to wrap yourself up in this last month of winter. Hot chocolate will
complement the program. The event is for children between the ages of 8 and 10 years old. Fee is
$10/member and $15/non-member. Please make your reservation byThursday, March 11th.
April 10, 2010
Eco-Tulip Sale,
1 4 p.m.
GPHS will host a special eco-tulip sale. We will be selling our first “Official
Grosse Pointe Tulip,” a classically shaped triumph tulip with magenta petals.
Why organic tulips? The most important reason is that they are grown with
respect for nature and the environment.This means no synthetic pesticides or
fertilizers are used.
Izzy’s Birdseed Biscuits,
1p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Make heart-shaped birdseed biscuits to hang in your garden. Refreshments will
complement the program. The event is for children between the ages of 8 and 10
years old. Fee is $10/member and $15/non-member. Please make your reservation
byThursday, April 8th.
May 8, 2010
1 p.m.
The tour, led by Scott Vandemergel, will start at the Provencal-Weir House promptly at 1 p.m.
Free for members, $5/non-member. Call for tour details and to make reservations.
Izzy’s Spring Sugar Cookies,
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Create a bouquet of flower-shaped cookies. Refreshments will complement the
program. This event is for children between the ages of 8 and 10 years old.
Fee is $10/member and $15/non-member. Make your reservation by May 6th.
Susan Hartz. ................................................President
Jack McCormick.............Vice President-Administration
Stuart Grigg..................... Vice President-Development
Herman Mozer.................. Vice President-Preservation
Denis Bouchard........................................... Treasurer
Steve Vella. ....................................Assistant Treasurer
Peggy Woodhouse.......................................Secretary
The Grosse Pointe Historical Society
Headquarters, Provencal-Weir House, c. 1823,
376 Kercheval Ave., is open the second Saturday
of each month during special events, and by
The Alfred B. and Ruth S. Moran Resource Center,
381 Kercheval Ave., is open Tuesday and
Wednesday, 10:00 AM–12:30 PM and 1:30–4:00
p.m. for research. Telephone: (313) 884-7010.
Board of Trustees
Kay Agney
Suzy Berschback
Susan Budrys
Carolyn Candler
James Conway
Doug Cordier
Valerie Dodenhoff
Doug Dossin
Debbie Graffius
Marlene Harle
Kiki Herfert
Greg Jakub
Maud Lyon
Ann Rock
Patti Schollenberger
Mary Lighton Shafer
Paul J. Sloan
Elizabeth Soby
Executive Director/
Maureen Devine
Curator Emeritus
Jean Dodenhoff
Director of Education
Izzy Donnelly
Helga Liedtke
Not Yet a Member? Want to donate?
a convenient way to do both.
Select the link
“Join & Support GPHS.”
Support the Society with a legacy gift.
Help us keep Grosse Pointe history alive
for future generations by remembering
the Society in your estate plans. Bequests, a gift
of an insurance policy or IRA are easy ways to
remember the Grosse Pointe Historical Society.
We need you!
Consider donating your time to help the Grosse
Pointe Historical Society. We have many volunteer
opportunities, including
Provencal-Weir House tour
guide, sales assistant in La Belle’s Country Store, office
assistant or archivist in the Moran Resource Center,
event assistant, gardener and handyperson.
This is an excellent way to learn about local history
and contribute to our Grosse Pointe heritage.
Call (313) 884-7010 to Volunteer.
Charles Berschback
Patricia R. Colett
Michael Farley
Lisa Mower Gandelot
Nancy Griffin
Ronald C. Lamparter
Russell Peebles
Robert J. Petz
Thomas E. Singelyn, DDS
Michael Skinner
Gail R. Stroh-Marentette
Honorary Board
Izzy’s Cozy Cooking: Gingerbread Cookies
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