Our monthly Thursday Teas at Two series is on pause this summer while social distancing is in effect. In the meantime, we invite you to register for these socially distanced, small-group format history talks—instead of “Teas at Two,” think of them as “Teas for a Few!
We are following CDC guidelines to make your visit as safe as possible. Therefore, these programs will be led by Village staff inside air-conditioned/heated Old Troy Church, with 6ft-spaced seating for up to 10 guests at a time. Masks are required for this indoor program. Instead of serving tea and cookies during the talk, guests will receive a take-home goodie bag with a sweet treat inside.
Registration is required; we cannot accommodate walk-ins. You can register online or by phone now for each talk. Scroll down to register and pay online or call 248-524-3570 to register and pay over the phone.
Harvest History: Scarecrows!
Learn thousands of years of scarecrow history that takes you from the fields of Ancient Egypt to the rolling hills of Japan and beyond. Then tour our outdoor Scarecrowtopia exhibit (weather-permitting).
Tuesday, October 6 at 10am
Thursday, October 8 at 3pm
What’s New with Niles-Barnard House?
Moved to the Village in 2010, the 1837 Niles-Barnard House will be open to the public for the first time this year! Learn about the home’s history as a pub operated by pioneer settler Johnson Niles, the private residence of the Judge Norman Barnard family (and their sheep!) and as a museum building preserved and restored by the Troy Historical Society.
Tuesday, October 20 at 10am
Thursday, October 22 at 3pm
Michigan Women’s Suffrage
Michigan women fought for the right to vote years before the 19th Amendment passed. They rallied, marched, lectured, fundraised, demonstrated, and were sometimes even incarcerated. Learn the stories of Michigan suffragists and see how clubs and suffrage organizations in Detroit and around the state worked to change 19th- and 20th-century understandings about a woman’s place in society.
Tuesday, November 10 at 10am
Thursday, November 12 at 3pm
Learn how pre-Christian traditions of winter solstice, yule and Saturnalia influenced modern Christmas celebrations.
Tuesday, December 8 at 10am
Thursday, December 10 at 3pm