Book talk series launches with ‘Ladies of the Lights’

The Governor Warner Mansion has launched a new four-part book talk series to share stories of interesting people in Michigan history, told in an authentic, historic setting.

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Patricia Majher (Contributed photo)

“Pages in the Parlor” debuts March 3, 7 p.m., at the city-owned museum, located at 33805 Grand River Ave. in Farmington. While most special events are held outdoors on the porch or grounds, or in the carriage house, this series will showcase the mansion’s living room.

The programs are free and open to the public. Each month will feature a history-themed presentation by a recently-published author, followed by a Q&A session with the author and a book signing. All four of these books are based around a Michigan history theme:

March 3 – Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service by Patricia Majher, editor of Michigan History magazine

April 7 – Detroit in World War II by Greg Sumner

May 5 – Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy by Debra Ann Pawlak

June 2 – Farmington: A women’s history by Joni Hubred-Golden, publisher of Farmington Voice. 

As a bonus feature, themed music will be played live on the Warner Mansion’s 1910 grand piano for the 15 minutes leading up to the presentation, beginning at 6:45 p.m.