Select Thursdays ǀ THS Members: $8 ǀ Non-member: $9
Join us each month for history talks led by guest presenters or Village staff on a variety of topics. Supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sign up to join us on any of the dates listed below or contact us to schedule a private Group Gather history talk for your group of 10 or more people.
Advance registration is required. Scroll down to register and pay online or call 248-524-3570 to register and pay over the phone.
September 23 at 1:00 pm: History of Better Made
Discover the history of Better Made! Bite into the flavorful history of Michigan’s most iconic potato chip as author Karen Dybis explores how Detroit “chipreneurs” rose from garage-based businesses to become snack food royalty.
*Note that this month’s program starts at 1:00pm instead of 2:00!
October 21 at 2:00 pm: Harvest History: Scarecrows!
Join Troy Historic Village Interpreter Tom Arwady for thousands of years of scarecrow history that takes you from the fields of Ancient Egypt to the rolling hills of Japan and beyond. Examine the ways in which scarecrows have become part of pop culture, appearing in movies, comic books, and festivals.
November 18 at 2:00 pm: Broadway Showstoppers
Explore the history of musical theater as told through some of the most timeless music ever written! Oakland County Brassworks will transport you to the Golden Era of musical theater with tunes by Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gershwin, and other dynamic Broadway composers.