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Group Gather

History Programs for Adult and Senior Groups

Explore history with your group! Schedule an onsite, outreach, or virtual Group Gather
presentation for your next meeting, get-together, library/museum program, or resident activity.

Choose a format:

  • Onsite Group Gather at the Troy Historic Village: We offer history talks at the Village inside Old Troy Church on our site. The church is heated/air-conditioned and features accessible entry and restrooms. We can accommodate groups of up to 75 people. Price: $10/person (minimum 10 people).
  • Outreach Group Gather at your site: $125/presentation (you provide projector) or $150/presentation (we provide projector). Total program time is approximately 45-60 minutes, plus set-up and take-down.
  • Virtual Group Gather: ​​We can bring Group Gather history presentations to your group via Zoom or another online platform. Price: $75/presentation.
  • Group Gather + Guided Village Tour: Includes Group Gather program of your choice plus a staff-led guided tour of our site’s historic buildings. Total time is approximately 2 – 2.5 hours. Price: $15/person (minimum 10 people).
  • Guided Village Tour only (no Group Gather presentation): Staff-led guided tour of our site’s historic buildings. Tour time is approximately 75-90 minutes. Price: $12/person (minimum 10 people).

Request a program date:
Programs are offered year-round, Monday – Friday, and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. To book or request information, call 248-524-3570 or email

Choose a topic:
We offer a variety of talks on many aspects of Michigan history. Popular Group Gather topics include Michigan Women, Michigan in the Civil War, Detroit Baseball 1920-1935, and Foods, Fads & Funky Dishes. But there are lots of talks to choose from! Click here to see our current list of topics.

Looking for a meeting space for your group? Click here to check out our Niles-Barnard House rental options!