Rochester Avon Historical Society Hosts “Detroit’s Historic House of Worship”

BarbaraKruegerThe Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) will hold its evening meeting for members and the public on May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. Barbara Krueger, author of the book, Detroit’s Historic Houses of Worship will discuss the art and architecture of historically significant religious buildings representing eight denominations and nearly one hundred years of history. Churches discussed in her book include Sainte Anne in Corktown, the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Boston-Edison district, Saint Florian in Hamtramck, and Saint Mary’s in Greektown.

A stained glass artist and former elementary school teacher, Krueger is the director of the Michigan Stained Glass Census under the auspices of Michigan State University Museum. She holds a Master of Science degree in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University.

This program is free and open to the public, no registration required. Students are welcome.

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) was founded in 1969 to help preserve, collect and interpret the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations. For more information, including a list of upcoming events, visit online at www.RochesterAvonHistoricalSociety.org.

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