For Release: June 16, 2016

 

 

Friends of Troy Seniors Host July Brunch & Learn at the Troy Historic Village

 

The Friends of Troy Seniors invite you to join Loraine Campbell, Executive Director of the Troy Historic Village, for a behind the scenes personal tour of the Village on Wednesday, July 20. Meet at the Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles at 9:30 am. There is a fee of $8 per person payable at the door upon arrival. Light snacks and coffee are included. Outdoor walking is required for this tour.

 

The five acre Village site features ten antique structures showcasing nearly a century of SE Michigans history from the early days of the pioneer settlers to the turn of the twentieth century. Loraine Campbell will guide you through a restored 1800s log home, a Greek revival style house belonging to one of Troys first settlers and a parsonage home that was in use from the 1870s to the 1960s. Visit the general store, print shop, one-room schoolhouse, wagon shop and church. You will also see parts of the Village that most casual visitors do not, including a restored jail cell, a hidden passageway with a secret vault and a carefully curated selection of artifacts not usually on display to the public.

 

2016 marks the Troy Historical Societys 50th Anniversary of preserving local history, connecting the community with heritage and continuing outstanding educational programs. Reservations are required and will be accepted through July 15 at the Friends of Troy Seniors office. Stop in at the office located in the Troy Community Center or call 248.526.2608 to register. The all volunteer office is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am 1 pm. The tour will be limited to 40 guests.