The Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

Event Details

March 23, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm | Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Rd.

Rug Collections: Get Swept Away

Ford House has an amazing collection of rugs and carpets, and this program takes a deep look at some of the most beautiful pieces in the home.

The program will be led by rug expert Alan Marschke, owner of the Oriental Rug Gallery in Grosse Pointe Farms and one of only five people in Michigan nationally certified as an Oriental rug appraiser by the Oriental Rug Retailers of America.

Marschke will show you some of the most fascinating pieces in Ford House and unravel some of the mysteries behind collecting textiles. Learn how to identify key patterns and hear how the world of Oriental rug collecting has been changing. Then, you’ll get the chance to try your hand at small repairs and maintenance tricks to help you save your valuable rugs. 

At the end of the program, participants will get to mingle and further discuss the topics over wine and cheese.

Tickets are $40 non-members, $35 members. 

 Don't miss our other Collectors' Series Event:

For Real or Forgery? Spotting Authentic Antiques
April 13, 2017, 6- 8:30 pm
Can you spot a nail that’s not quite right or a joint that doesn’t fit the piece’s time period? This program looks at the real and the knock-offs, using pieces from our collections at Ford House. 

 Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.