6:00 – 8:30 pm | Registration Required

Price per tour: $10/THS Member, $15/Non-member

This fall, join us for a special behind-the-scenes tours of historic buildings located at the Village. Explore the hearth and soul of these structures as you learn all about their places in Troy and in time! Light refreshments included. Some stair climbing is required for parts of these tours; please contact Village at 248-524-3570 for accessibility details.

September 26: Douglass-Norton Farmhouse

Tour the gorgeous Douglass-Norton farmhouse built  in 1853. Learn how homeowners Susan and Kevin restored the structure, room-by-room, over the course of nearly thirty years. Along with necessities like lead removal and bringing the wiring up to code, the owners strove to preserve the character of the historic home as they restored it.

October 16: Cranbrook House & Gardens

In the summer of 1908, philanthropists George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth took up residence in their newly constructed Cranbrook House, and became the first family of means to live year-round in Bloomfield Hills.

Their English-Tudor estate, a true Arts & Crafts style masterpiece designed by renowned Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, served as the active home for their family of seven for 40 years. At their manor, the Booths raised their children and conducted business on their 174-acre farm. Cranbrook House also quickly became the hub from which the Booths created the Cranbrook Educational Community.

 

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