This winter, the Village will host a variety of programs related to Erik Larson’s book, Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History. Whether you’ve read the book or not, you’re welcome to join us for any or all of the following programs designed to take us Beyond the Book! Scroll down to register or call 248-524-3570.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday January 11, 4:00pm: Book Discussion #1
FREE
Troy Historic Village and Troy Public Library present the first of two free book discussions inside Niles-Barnard House at the Village. Join us for a warm beverage, a little friendly trivia competition, and lively group discussion on history, hurricanes, and other Isaac’s Storm themes.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday January 18, 4:00pm: Climate Change as of 2023: Simple, Serious, Solvable
THS Member: $10 ǀ Non-member: $15
Climate change has had an impact on modern-day hurricanes. Join meteorologist Chris Edwards for a verifiable fact-based look at the scientific state of the issues and impacts involved in climate change, localized in many ways to Michigan and metro Detroit. We will explore a range of ideas to address the significant challenges we face, including what each of us can do. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served – bring your own mug, if you like!

 

 

 

Tuesday February 7, 4:00pm: Book Discussion #2
FREE
Troy Historic Village and Troy Public Library present the second of two free book discussions inside Niles-Barnard House at the Village. Join us for a warm beverage, a little friendly trivia competition, and lively group discussion on history, hurricanes, and other Isaac’s Storm themes.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday February 21, 4:00pm: “I think I will keep it”: A History of Disaster Tourism
THS Member: $10 ǀ Non-member: $15
Postcards, stereoscope slides, books, film, and even a Coney Island attraction – all of these items let “armchair tourists” experience the 1900 Galveston hurricane from afar. The Johnstown flood, St. Louis tornado, San Francisco earthquake, and many Civil War battles similarly inspired an array of disaster memorabilia and souvenir-picking from scenes of devastation. Troy Historic Village adult programs director Stephanie Arwady explores disaster tourism in the 19th– and early 20th centuries. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served – bring your own mug, if you like!

 

 

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