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History Pop-Up Programs

The GPHS announces a new series of programs open to the public.

Introduction to Historic Paints and traditional House Painting

The inaugural program will feature new Grosse Pointe Park resident, Tony Kartsonas, owner and founder of Historic Surfaces. Tony has more than 20 years of experience and involvement with 80 significant projects listed on the National register or as National Landmarks. An expert in projects involving architectural conservation and the restoration and conservation of painted surfaces, wood finishes, plaster and murals, his skills include gilding, glazing, poly-chroming, stenciling, trompe l'oeil, faux marbleizing, Venetian plaster and wood finishing.

Tony will give a presentation on the history of historic finishes and how they have evolved. Join us to hear this intriguing expert share his knowledge that will help you learn more about your own historic home!

Wednesday, October 25
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Pier Park Community Building
350 Lake Shore Road
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

One-time only! Limited tickets only available online.

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Come experience an exciting behind-the-scenes look at an historic GP home.

Originally built for Ernest M. Bartholomael by Walter A. Bernardi and Oscar C. Gottesleben, the home at 225 Touraine has been in the same family for four generations. Your visit will include fascinating photographs and documents about the home as well as a chance to ask the owner questions. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped yard and explore the prohibition era bar in the basement.

Saturday, October 28
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

225 Touraine
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

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