Sponsored by Oakmont Manor and Oakmont Sterling
Join us on select Thursdays each month at 2:00pm for history talks led by guest presenters or Village staff on a variety of topics. Program is held inside Old Troy Church on our site. If you have accessibility questions, please contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to help! Scroll down to register online, or click here. You can also call 248-524-3570 to register and pay over the phone.
Troy Historical Society Member: $9
June 22: Women of the Watch, Keepers of the Light
Join Anna Marck for 45 minutes of music, laughter, and simple honest storytelling. The play follows Anna as she relives hilarious family trips to lighthouses in Michigan, which leads to a discovery of several spectacular stories of various female lighthouse keepers of the Great Lakes. As she steps into these brave women’s shoes, she uncovers the tragedy of the hardships they faced and the beauty of their spirits.
July 27: Sears Modern Homes
From 1908-1942, Sears Roebuck and Company sold around 70,000 build-it-yourself “Modern Homes” to customers across America including hundreds here in southeast Michigan. Join Andrew and Wendy Mutch, Sears house owners and enthusiasts, as they present the fascinating history of the “Sears Modern Homes” program. You’ll learn how homeowners ordered, financed, and built their own “Sears Modern Homes.” The presentation includes a photographic tour of Sears houses located throughout southeast Michigan.
August 24: Yamasaki – Around the World and Right Here in Troy!
Did you know the nationally known architect of the World Trade Center was a Troy resident? Join Troy Historic Village Executive Director Jen Peters for a quick dive into Modernist Architecture and Minoru Yamasaki’s New Formalism, his projects in Michigan, and his involvement in the local community. You may have even been a classmate to one of the Yamasaki kids!