History Programs for Adult Groups

Troy Historic Village staff offer a number of local history presentations to share with your group.  You can choose to:

  • Visit the Troy Historic Village.  Bring your group (minimum 10 people to the Village for a history presentation and semi-guided tour of three historic buildings on our site.  -OR-
  • Schedule an outreach.  We’ll bring a history presentation to your site for your group’s next meeting or get-together.

History Presentation Topics:

Presentations are approximately 45-60 minutes and require a screen, projector, and laptop connection.  Choose from: 

Michigan Women:  Prominent and lesser-known ladies in Michigan’s history who have rocked the boat and the cradle

Street Smarts:  Learn how local streets like Wattles, John R., Coolidge and Livernois got their names

History of Troy, MI:  Learn how Troy changed from pioneer settlement to farming community to the City of Tomorrow, Today!

Michigan in the Civil War:  Explore the important roles of Michigan soldiers, nurses, politicians, and more in the U.S. Civil war

Holiday Traditions:  Learn how pre-Christian traditions of winter solstice, yule and Satumalia influenced modern Christmas celebrations


Programs are offered year-round, Monday – Friday, and must be scheduled in advance.  Call 248-524-3570 or email apd@thvmail.org


At the Troy Historic Village: $7/person, minimum 10 people (includes guided tour of three of our historic buildings).  Approximately 90 minutes total for history lecture and tour.  

At your site: $100 (you provide projector) or $125 (we provide projector) Approximately 45-60 minutes for history lecture.  For outreach programs, payment is required 2 weeks in advance.  

How it Works:

At the Troy Historic Village: History presentations take place in air-conditioned/heated Old Troy Church.  The Village is ADA-accessible; Church and tour buildings are wheelchair and walker friendly , with lots of opportunities to sit down and restrooms close by.  Choose from the following tour options:

Home & Hearth:  Explore three different dwellings: 1830’s log cabin, 1860’s Greek Revival farmhouse & 1900’s parsonage

School & Shops:  Tour one-room Poppleton School, plus Cutting’s General Store and the Village Print Shop

You Pick Three:  Choose any combination (up to 3): Cabin, Caswell House, School, General Store, Print Shop, Parsonage

At your site:  Our presentations use Microsoft Power Point, and require a projector screen, and laptop connection (we can provide a laptop and projector). Please make sure that your facility is prepared with these items, along with an appropriate space for the presentation. If you do not have a projector please let us know. NOTE: There is a $25 charge if we need to provide the projector (see pricing above). At this time we cannot supply a screen. An empty white wall can serve as a screen if necessary.

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