May 28 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Monthly Archives: May 2016
Camp Sagamore & Lusitania
May 21 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Join us as we welcome Garet Livermore, executive director of Great Camp
Sagamore, in the Adirondacks. Built in 1897, Sagamore is one of the nation’s
finest surviving Great Camps, and profoundly influenced the American Rustic
Style (c.1890-1920). In 1901 Alfred Vanderbilt bought the estate and directed
much of its architectural expansion into a preeminent summer retreat. After his death in the Lusitania disaster, this work was continued by his widow, Margaret Emerson. Mr. Livermore will illuminate for us this unique cultural resource.
More at: greatcampsagamore.org
May 21 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Ed marks the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7 by describing the ship, its construction and interior design, passengers and crew, and lost art. He will also review of Eric Larson’s recent book on the disaster, Dead Wake, with its emphasis on the naval and governmental oversights that made the sinking probable.
Antiquarian Book Fair & Sousa
May 14 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Our guest is Jay Platt, a friend of the show and owner of Ann Arbor’s landmark West Side Book Shop. Jay will spotlight the 38th Annual Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair, which he organizes, taking place Sunday, May 22, from 11:00-5:00
p.m., in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Jay will describe the importance of the fair to our region, the myriad dealers from around the country who will be there, and a sampling of the kinds of rare books, maps, photographs, and ephemera that will be for sale. Don’t know what ‘ephemera’ is? You’d better tune in!
More at: annarborbookfair.com
May 14 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor
Distinguished Eastern Michigan University professor, Dr. Jerry Robbins, will join us to celebrate the legacy of John Philip Sousa, and highlight an upcoming concert at the historic Michigan Theatre, on Sunday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m. Featured will be the Washtenaw Community Concert Band, which will reprise the famous 1899 concert by Sousa and his band in Ann Arbor.
More at: wccband.org
Clearly, some planning will be required to attend both these events on May 22!
May 7 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor