Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Life in 1700s demonstrated

September 20, 2012

The Grosse Pointe Historical Society presents “A Day in the Life of Grosse Pointe in the 1700s,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Patterson Park, Grosse Pointe Park.

Re-enactors wear clothing typical of the era. Holding muskets, laundry and farm implements, they discuss their lives and work of the 1700s.

The Alliance Francaise, a French history and cultural organization, presents dancing and music typical of the 18th century.

Stories from the “Legends of Detroit,” published in the 19th century recounting the stories of the region, will be read during the afternoon.

The event is free and open to the public. No park passes are required and parking is free.

Dress for the weather.