Our Open Houses begin again on April 12, 2015 and continue every Sunday through June. They resume September 27, 2015, and continue every Sunday (with the exception of Thanksgiving weekend) through December 13, 2015. Stop by for a guided tour of the Kempf House Museum between 1 pm and 4 pm. They are FREE! Donations appreciated.
Noon Lectures start on March 11, 2015 for our Spring Season
Wednesdays, Noon to 1:00 P.M. Admission $2.00 (members $1.00)
March 11 Training the Next Generation of Museum Leaders
Carla Sinopoli, Director, U M Museum Studies Program
Carla will discuss contemporary museum issues, how they relate to the many kinds of museums, and how the UM prepares its students for museum leadership.
March 18 Greek Revival in America: Tracing Its Architectural Roots to Ancient Athens
Ilene & Norman Tyler, Architects & Historic Preservationists
Ilene and Norm researched the historic Robert S. Wilson House, where they live, by traveling to New York State, London, and Athens, and discovered the roots of the Greek Revival style. Their book will be available for purchase.
March 25 Breakfast at St. Andrew’s, Serving Ann Arbor Daily since 1982
Morgan Battle, Breakfast Program Dir., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Morgan will outline the free breakfast program that for 32 years has daily served well over one hundred hungry Ann Arbor people.
April 1 No Fooling—35 Years of Historic Preservation Education at EMU
Ted Ligibel, Director, EMU Graduate Historic Preservation Program
Now in its 35th year, Dr. Ted will illuminate the evolution of EMU’s Historic Preservation Program, now the largest graduate program of its kind in the nation.
April 8 “The Black Crook,” 1st American Musical ?
J. B. Harris, Emeritus Professor of Theater, University of Illinois
This 1866 theatrical stew was one part German Opera, one part French Ballet, one part American Extravaganza; did it lead the way to Oklahoma! ?
April 15 The Argus Story
Cheryl Chidester, Argus Museum Curator
Cheryl will discuss the history and many products of the Argus Camera Company, and describe what can be seen at the Argus Museum on William Street.
April 22 Quality of Life and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Neel Hajra, Pres. & CEO, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Neel will talk about the many ways AAACF works hard to improve the quality of life for all Washtenaw County residents.
April 29 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in the Twentieth Century
H. Mark Hildebrandt, Author, Historian, retired Pediatrician
Mark will present photos and narratives relating to St. Andrew’s history as covered in a recently published book: Rectors, Breakfast Program, Music and Choirs, Reuben Kempf’s Choir Camp, Windows, Crosses, Play Posters, and Canterbury programs.