Detroit’s World War II contributions as the great Arsenal of Democracy will be the focus of the second “Pages in the Parlor” book talk, to be held 7 p.m. on pril 7 at the Governor Warner Mansion, 33805 Grand River in Farmington.
Author and University of Detroit-Mercy history professor Gregory Sumner will speak about his recent book, Detroit in World War II, which chronicles the wartime sacrifices, contributions, and everyday life of the Motor City.
The event will be held indoors in the Warner Mansion living room and is free and open to the public. Following the presentation will be a Q&A session, as well as an opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed by the author.
As a bonus feature, World War II-themed music will be played live on the Warner Mansion’s grand piano for the 15 minutes leading up to the presentation, beginning at 6:45 p.m.
The “Pages in the Parlor” series will continue through June on the first Thursday of the month: May 5 (Debra Ann Pawlak, Bringing Up Oscar, with a focus on the Michiganians of early Hollywood) and June 2 (Joni Hubred-Golden, Farmington: A Women’s History).