Village Talks: How MI Tinkers Put the World on Wheels - 5/22
Nancy Darga, Managing Director of Motor Cities National Heritage Area, will highlight the skills and inventive spirit found in the machinists, bicycle makers and industrial visionaries who made Detroit the Motor City and the international hub of automotive heritage. Talk starts at 7:30 pm in Old Troy Church in the Village. Tickets are $5 each, $3 for Troy Historical Society members. Refreshments provided. Registration is not required.
Cheddar's Preschool Story Hour: Bugs & Insects - 6/5
Join Cheddar the Village Mouse from 10:30 - 11:30 am in listening to a classic tale in our program for little historians. A simple craft and a yummy treat will make your child's visit complete! Appropriate for children ages 2-5; child must be accompanied by an adult. Children: $3. Adults: $5. NEW SUMMER FAMILY RATE: $11 for one adult and three to five children.
Traveling Through Trails, Time & Troy - 6/15-9/3
Travel through Troy this summer on a community scavenger hunt! Sponsored by the Troy Historical Society and the Troy Nature Society, this program is your passport to fun at the Stage Nature Center, Troy Historic Village, and other parks, monuments, and buildings in Troy. Stop by the Village or Stage Nature Center to pick up your discovery booklet, follow the directions inside, and embark on a journey of discovery-learn facts, see new places, draw, snap photos and much more. When you're done, return with your completed booklet for a cool prize!
For ages 5-10 (with adult help) and 11-16 (independent hunt). Cost: $5-includes one discovery booklet, one free family admission (up to 5 people) to the Troy Historic Village and one prize pack upon completion of booklet.
ABC Garden Story Times - 6/18, 6/25, 7/16 and 7/23
Join Karen Brant, Judy Cornellier, and Karol Carter for stories in the ABC Garden this summer and discover an interactive garden full of plants and artifacts. Story time includes a related craft and yummy snack. Appropriate for ages 5-7; children must be accompanied by an adult. Offered with the support of the Troy Garden Club. Children: $3. Adults: $5. Summer Family Rate: $11 for one adult and three to five children. Advance registration required.
Brooksie Way 'Games on the Green' Days - 6/22, 7/13, 8/8 and 8/17
Thanks to a grant from the Brooksie Way Foundation, we are pleased to offer a wide selection of old time games and toys available for visitors to use outside on our Village Green this summer! Get active with jump ropes, badminton, super hoops, cornhole, and whirly tops. All ages are welcome to play. Bring your lunch and picnic on the Green. Advance registration is not required. Free with Troy Historic Village admission.
6/22 from 9 am - 2 pm
7/13 from 9 am - 2 pm
7/24 from 10 am - 3 pm
8/8 from 10 am - 3 pm
8/17 from 9 am - 2 pm
Thursday Teas at Two: Tabloid Eleanor - 6/27
Anna Lopez will lead the sensational story of Eleanor Roosevelt. With her husband's affairs of the heart, her own close women friends, and her outspoken support of women's and African American rights, the tabloids would have had a field day with this First Lady! Presentation begins at 2 pm in Old Troy Church and lasts one hour. Guests are welcome to bring their own china cup and saucer. Tea admission is $7 per person and includes access to the Village. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited.
LETT-UCE Provide You Lunch - 7/2, 7/27, 8/6 and 8/22
Volunteer Village gardeners have planted an outstanding vegetable garden this spring. We invite you to enjoy the harvest! On 'LETT-UCE Provide You Lunch' days, you can pick a plate full of fresh greens and clean them at our outdoor washing station. Add veggies, protein, and dressing from home, then enjoy a healthy picnic lunch in the Village. Greens, plates, plastic utensils, and napkins provided. Advance registration is not required. Free with Village admission.
7/2 from 10 am - 3 pm
7/27 from 12 pm - 4 pm
8/6 from 10 am - 3 pm
8/22 from 10 am - 3 pm
Troy Garden Club Walk: Gardens Past & Present - 7/10
This year the Troy Historic Village will be a featured garden during the Troy Garden Club's Annual Garden Walk on Wednesday, July 10. Admission to the Village is FREE on the day of the walk, come wander our gardens and check out the Garden Club's arts and crafts boutique from 9 am - 8:30 pm. Garden Walk tickets will be available in the Village Gift Shop starting June 1.
Blacksmithing Classes - Every Saturday, 7/13 - 8/17
Learn the tasks of a blacksmith's apprentice and discover the amazing forge right here in our Wagon Shop. Build a fire, use an anvil, learn proper hand tool use and hand forging techniques. Make your own tools and discover how malleable hot iron can be. Good listening skills a must!
Classes run from 10 am - 12 pm. For ages 12 to adult; under 18 must have written parental permission. $240/student. Must register at least two weeks prior to the first class.
Thursday Teas at Two: Emily Dickinson's Flowers - 7/25
Did you know that famous poet Emily Dickinson was also an avid gardener? Annick Hivert-Carthew will look at how Dickinson's flowers and plants inspired some of her best verses, as well as her gardening methods, favorite flowers, and poems. Presentation begins at 2 pm in Old Troy Church and lasts one hour. Guests are welcome to bring their own china cup and saucer. Tea admission is $7 per person and includes access to the Village. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited.
Troy Traffic Jam - 8/4
Fasten your seatbelts and rev your engines for a trip back in time to support the Troy Historical Society. On Sunday, August 4 at the Columbia Center in Troy, the 2013 Troy Traffic Jam will provide a fun-filled experience for everyone from the young to the young at heart. Featuring classic cars from every era, the show is now in its seventh year. With the great hits of the past provided by DJ Bob Steel and food provided by Gateway Deli and Insalata, the Troy Traffic Jam really is the perfect mix of 'Chrome, Muscle, and Music.'
The event runs from 10 am - 3 pm and is free to attend. You can register to showcase your classic car for $15, which includes: a goody bag, trophies and a dash plaque. Onsite registration will be available for $20 the day of the show. This is a great way to support the preservation of Troy's history, so come out and ride! For additional information, please call 248.524.1147, or visit http://www.troymi.gov/carshow.aspx.
Major sponsors for the event include: Kirco, Columbia Center, Kelly Services and The Suburban Collection.
Additional sponsors: Master Auto Service, DETAIL LLC, SE Michigan Buick Club of America, SunTel Services and The Woodward Warehouse.