Step back in time! Bring your Valentine sweetheart or a party of special friends to tea at the Kempf House Museum, the little historic Greek Revival house in downtown Ann Arbor. Elegant Valentine teas will be served with seatings at 1:30 and 4 pm, on both Saturday February 14 and Sunday February 15. These popular teas feature delicious homemade sweets and savories. Enjoy piano selections played on the musical Kempf family’s 1877 Steinway grand piano, and see a charming collection of turn-of-the-century Valentines. Come in period dress if you wish. $25 / person.
312 S. Division Street. Reservations required 994-4898.
Our Open Houses begin again on September 21, 2014 and continue every Sunday through the fall! 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 October 1, 2014 for our Fall Season
Wednesdays, Noon to 1:00 P.M. Admission $2.00 (members $1.00)
October 1 U of M Historic Steinway Piano Restorations Robert Grijalva, Director University of Michigan Piano Technology Dept.
Bob will describe some of the UM’s important Steinway restorations, including that of the recently acquired piano of composer George Gershwin.
October 8 Food Gatherers – A Special Community Service Chief Development Officer
Mary will outline her organization’s amazing food rescue program, which over 25 years has provided more than 60 million lbs. of food to local families.
October 15 The Wm. L. Clements Library: Its Collections and Current Renovation Ann Rock, Dir. Development
Ann will introduce the collections, how they are used and by whom, and give an update on the building’s exciting two year $16 million renovation.
October 22 The Historic Kempf House Garden Deborah Burling, Kempf House Museum Garden Dir.
Deborah will show photos from the garden’s early years to today, talk about the progress made so far on its rehabilitation, and point out some of its notable plants.
October 29 The German Influence in Early Ann Arbor Grace Shackman, Author, Historian
Through photos and stories, Grace will document the influence of the German immigrants who comprised at least half the city’s population from its early days up to the 20th century.
November 5 Washtenaw County’s Unique Land Preservation Programs Barry Lonik, Pres., Treemore Ecology & Land Services
A veteran land preservation activist,Barry will present the history and successes of efforts to protect the county’s natural and agricultural landscapes.
November 12 History of Arab Americans in Michigan Matthew Stiffler, Researcher, Arab American National Museum
Matt will offer a general picture of the national Arab American community
with a special emphasis on Michigan.
November 19 “Historic Ann Arbor: An Architectural Guide” Patrick McCauley & Susan Wineberg, Historians
Using fascinating new photos, the authors will review their recent book which covers the city’s early to mid-20th century modern architecture.