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.


Kempf House Museum Calendar 2015