Light Up the Cabin Garden Party Fundraiser & Silent Auction Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3-6pm
Enjoy a summertime garden party at a magnificent mansion in the rarely seen Detroit Golf Club neighborhood. The garden of this 1929 Tudor overlooks the beautifully landscaped course of the world-class, private Detroit Golf Club. Our Garden Party and Silent Auction will raise funds for People for Palmer Park’s "Light up the Cabin" campaign to continue the restoration of the historic Log Cabin and revitalize Palmer Park, a 296-acre treasured nature and recreation site for more than a century. The auction features hand-crafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind clothing, artwork, gift certificates to restaurants, hotels, concerts, theatre, events and more, plus:
Jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins will be painting live at for the auction.
Jazz guitarist A. Spencer Barefield will be our DJ and will play some of his favorite music.
Genét Barthwell Catering will cook up a storm with fresh, local ingredients
Open wine bar and Nirvana ice tea will be served
Senator & Mrs. Palmer’s 1880’s Log Cabin — designed by the legendary architects George Mason & Zacharia Rice — is a rare historic landmark, thought to be the only existing Log Cabin in the city of Detroit and one of the most unique in the country. Restoring lights, electricity, doors, chimneys and the interior (woodwork, plaster, staircase, etc.) are our next goals now that we have restored the stained glass windows. Tour a portion of a spectacular historic home built in 1929 for the Wineman Family. Grandfather Leopold Wineman founded the People's Outfitting Company, which became one of the biggest department stores in the US in the 1920s! The Detroit store was designed by Albert Kahn (who as a teen worked for Log Cabin architects Mason & Rice). Kahn also designed the Detroit Golf Club — could this mansion be a Kahn design as well? We are still researching it! Read more People for Palmer Park welcomes you and thanks our hosts, Wanda and Fred Hall, owners of this architectural gem. They have been meticulously restoring their new home, and now they are helping save the Palmer Park Log Cabin. At the party, Andrea Sevonty, our expert in the repair and preservation of historic windows, will discuss the art of stained glass repair that she is used to restore our Log Cabin windows this past year. The City of Detroit has restored the cedar the roof, foundation and exterior, and People for Palmer Park is working hard to restore the interior so that it may be a community gathering space for art, music, spoken word, education, history, celebrations, parties and special events of all kinds for generations to come. Read more about this rich history of this home. You will be sent a map, address, parking directions and more details the week of the event.
Time is running out. Don't miss this unique (AND FUN!) opportunity to be a part of the change we are continuing to bring in this beautiful Detroit park.