GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 84

Non Profit Org
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Detroit, MI
Permit No. 1387
Published by the
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
381 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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Responsible Stewardship
and theWeb
In an effort to be good stewards we have
decided to make
the Moorings
available online instead of post by the end
of 2010. This decision will save the Society
money by reducing cost of postage and
printing. Please confirm your name and
email address by calling or sending it to
If you do not have
an email address, let us know and we will
continue to send you a copy via the post
office. We want to keep all our members
informed about upcoming programs and
events, follow-ups and news relating to the
history and preservation of Grosse Pointe.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 7:30 p.m.
The Grosse PointeWar Memorial,
presented by Suzy Berschback and Ann Marie Aliotta
Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
Event co-sponsors include Grosse Pointe War Memorial and Grosse Pointe Historical Society
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial, designed by New York architect Charles A. Platt, was
built in 1910 for Russell Alger, Jr. and his family. Alger was Vice President and stockholder
of Packard Motor Car Co. The mansion was donated to the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1936
but ownership reverted back to the Alger family in 1948 when the Detroit City Council
declined to continue supporting a suburban facility. The following year it was given to the
Grosse Pointe community in honor of WW II veterans. It is a local, state and national
historic site.
Book signing will follow talk.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Great Architecture of Michigan,
presented by John Gallagher
Edsel & Eleanor House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
Event co-sponsors include Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Wayne State University Press
and Grosse Pointe Historical Society.
This book, which includes superb photography by Balthazar Korab, underscores and
exemplifies the diversity and sophistication of Michigan’s architectural heritage. In addition to
four distinct homes in the Grosse Pointe community, this volume includes icons like the Grand
Hotel on Mackinac Island, the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, and the Fisher Building.
Arrive early for a special pre-lecture dinner at the new Cotswold Café in the Ford House
Activities Center. Dinner is available starting at 6 pm. Experience the new décor and selection
of exciting new menu items.
Book signing will follow talk.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson and American Motors,
presented by Dr. Charles Hyde
Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
With roots extending back to the early twentieth century, Nash Motor Company and Hudson
Motor Car Company survived until 1954 when they merged to form American Motors Company.
AMC remained independent until it became part of Chrysler Corporation in 1987. These
companies, often overlooked, made notable contributions to automotive engineering and styling
and were an important part of the American automobile industry. Dr. Hyde will focus on the
visionary leaders who managed the companies, including Grosse Pointers Roy D. Chapin,
A. Edward Barit and Roy D. Chapin Jr.
Book signing will follow talk.
Dr. Frank Bicknell Lecture Series
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