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BIRD ISLAND CLOSED TODAY (12/1)
Bird Island is temporarily closed for your safety due to tree damage. The island will be reopened to all visitors soon! Thank you for your understanding.
Ford House will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (Jan 1).
Holiday Festivities for the Whole Family!
Cookies and Breakfast with Santa, holiday teas, specialty tours, and more! Members, you get early access to tickets on 10/4. General tickets available the week of 10/10.
Join Ford House, ECHO Resource Center, and Grosse Pointe Public Library for our second annual Story Festival!
Listen to stories, and have fun playing in a variety of activities happening onsite at Ford House. This program is best for children ages 7 and under. Stories will be read around every half hour, with the last story read at 1:30 p.m. Jim Gill will be performing a read-along and sing-along presentations of his book, A Soup Opera! twice, once at 10:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 for all ages 6 and up, Free under 6. *All sales final, no returns or exchanges.
Jim Gill is our guest performer at Story Festival this year! Jim is a musician and author with unique credentials among children’s artists. Jim is a child development specialist, having completed his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim’s recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.
Shelley Johannes is the author-illustrator of the acclaimed Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker chapter book series—and her picture book debut, More Than Sunny. A former architectural designer, Shelley has a fondness for tracing paper, processes, and accidental discoveries. She and her family live in Metro Detroit with four feathered friends, who make every day sunny and birdy. You can find Shelley at shelleyjohannes.com or on social media as @shelleyjohannes. Her second picture book—This Joy!—hits shelves on October 4th!
We also have authors Kelly Baptist and Brenda Ban of Built to Thrive joining us for a great time of stories and fun!