Regularly scheduled Sunday open houses have concluded for spring, although we accommodate special tour requests when possible. Sunday open houses will resume again in the fall along with our Noon Lecture series.

Spring 2016 Noon Lecture series
Wednesdays, Noon to 1:00 P.M. Free, but donations are appreciated.


March 9   New Exhibits at the Kelsey Museum
Sarah Mullersman, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Sarah tells of new exhibits as the Museum progresses under new staffing.


March 16     SNOWBUDDY
Paul Tinkerhess, Local Water Hill resident

Paul has helped initiate a plan for the Water Hill neighborhood, to cooperate on sidewalk snow removal. It’s called SNOWBUDDY, and is a great idea.


March 23    Invasive Species In Our Water
Sarah LeSage, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Sarah will talk about invasive species in our water, including one which she herself recently discovered.


March 30    David Zinn’s Chalk Art
David Zinn, Ann Arbor Artist

David talks of his unusual and treasured work on the streets of our city. Enter the magical world of Sluggo and friends. David is also the creator of the Singing in the Rain mural on Fifth Avenue.


April 6    The University of Michigan in World War II
Brian Williams, Archivist at the Bentley Historical Library 

Brian shares information on the university during the war and shows an excerpt of the 1944 film “Michigan on the March.”


April 13   A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks
Stewart Gordon, Local Author

Stewart’s intriguing new book, a study of sixteen shipwrecks, offers a different look at world history.


April 20   Our Neighbors at Google
Elyse Guilfoyle
, Sales Development Manager at Google

Elyse discusses changes at the Ann Arbor office of the famous tech company.


April 27   The Swing Era, a Big Band Count Down
Stu Johnson, Historian

Between 1935 and 1945, America emerged from the Great Depression and suffered through World War II. Big Band Swing became the music of the day. Using recorded music, Stu counts down the most popular or important Big Bands of that era.




Kempf House Museum Calendar 2016