The Blog of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area
You're invited to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 pm at the HVCA building in Highland...
Enjoy a special presentation by Mark Campbell of the Henry Ford Heritage Association entitled, “The Impact of Henry Ford” at this year's Annual Meeting of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area. Mark has more than just a passing interest in Ford history. He has a direct family connection, being the great-great nephew of Clara Bryant Ford. Mark grew up around Fair Lane, the home of Henry and Clara Ford, attending the annual Christmas brunch, special events, and learning to drive Fair Lane’s Model T.
The event will also include special presentations and updates about the activities of the Friends group this past year. And please stay afterwards for light desserts, coffee, and refreshments.
Social time with refreshments and appetizers will begin at 6:30 pm and the formal start of the meeting is at 7:00 pm.
The address of the Huron Valley Council for the Arts building in Highland, Michigan is 205 West Livingston Road, Highland, MI 48357. Phone: 248-889-8660. Visit our web page at www.fohravolunteers.org for more information.
Chris Arble and Jay Fitzgerald gave a presentation about the "Past, Present, and Future" of the Highland Recreation Area's Haven Hill complex this last Thursday, September 11, 2008 at the Milford Methodist Church. A moment of silence was held in memory of those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center prior to the evening's formalities.
Chris and Jay presented a DVD with very interesting and dynamic background information about the history of Edsel Ford's retreat, as well as a slideshow of the Highland Recreation Area's natural beauty and historic structures. A question and answer period followed the presentation.
The Milford Historical Society members were terrific hosts, featuring their famous "Best Pot Luck in Town".
You can be assured that the FOHRA and the Milford Historical Society now have a relationship that will be enjoyable and beneficial in the years to come!