Presented by Ron Rupert and Bill Nickels
Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30pm
Ladies Literary Club
218 N Washington Street
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
John and Mary Ann Starkweather make up one of the most historic families in the history of Ypsilanti. They first arrived in 1841 and either built or bought their house which is now 1266 North Huron Drive. John and Mary Ann farmed land which is now the northern part of Eastern Michigan University’s campus. Later in life, they moved to what is now called Ladies’ Literary Library on North Huron street. With money inherited by Mary Ann, Starkweather Hall and the Starkweather Chapel in Highland Cemetery were built. They also commissioned the Tiffany window which is now in this Historical Museum.
Ron is currently restoring the house and Bill will share the history of the Starkweathers and their house.