History Programs for Adult Groups
Troy Historic Village staff offer a number of local history presentations to share with your group. You can choose to:
- Visit the Troy Historic Village. Bring your group (minimum 10 people to the Village for a history presentation and semi-guided tour of three historic buildings on our site. -OR-
- Schedule an outreach. We’ll bring a history presentation to your site for your group’s next meeting or get-together.
History Presentation Topics:
Presentations are approximately 45-60 minutes and require a screen, projector, and laptop connection. Choose from:
Michigan Women: Prominent and lesser-known ladies in Michigan’s history who have rocked the boat and the cradle
Street Smarts: Learn how local streets like Wattles, John R., Coolidge and Livernois got their names
History of Troy, MI: Learn how Troy changed from pioneer settlement to farming community to the City of Tomorrow, Today!
Michigan in the Civil War: Explore the important roles of Michigan soldiers, nurses, politicians, and more in the U.S. Civil war
Holiday Traditions: Learn how pre-Christian traditions of winter solstice, yule and Satumalia influenced modern Christmas celebrations
Programs are offered year-round, Monday – Friday, and must be scheduled in advance. Call 248-524-3570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Troy Historic Village: $7/person, minimum 10 people (includes guided tour of three of our historic buildings). Approximately 90 minutes total for history lecture and tour.
At your site: $100 (you provide projector) or $125 (we provide projector) Approximately 45-60 minutes for history lecture. For outreach programs, payment is required 2 weeks in advance.
How it Works:
At the Troy Historic Village: History presentations take place in air-conditioned/heated Old Troy Church. The Village is ADA-accessible; Church and tour buildings are wheelchair and walker friendly , with lots of opportunities to sit down and restrooms close by. Choose from the following tour options:
Home & Hearth: Explore three different dwellings: 1830’s log cabin, 1860’s Greek Revival farmhouse & 1900’s parsonage
School & Shops: Tour one-room Poppleton School, plus Cutting’s General Store and the Village Print Shop
You Pick Three: Choose any combination (up to 3): Cabin, Caswell House, School, General Store, Print Shop, Parsonage
At your site: Our presentations use Microsoft Power Point, and require a projector screen, and laptop connection (we can provide a laptop and projector). Please make sure that your facility is prepared with these items, along with an appropriate space for the presentation. If you do not have a projector please let us know. NOTE: There is a $25 charge if we need to provide the projector (see pricing above). At this time we cannot supply a screen. An empty white wall can serve as a screen if necessary.