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Detroit Moxie takes Tweetea to the Ford House

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. 

Detroit Moxie is excited to present Tweetea at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a docent-led tour and a lively discussion.

What is Tweetea, you ask?

Tweetea was founded in 2009 by Hubert Sawyers as a way to connect the online community offline. The original Tuesday night Royal Oak location has now expanded to include Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Plymouth, Franklin and Ann Arbor.

TWEETEA is a weekly gathering of a diverse group of web savvy types. Focused on building relationships online and in real life, we meet up in multiple locations around the same time, which allows us to connect on a deeper level as neighbors and friends. ~ Hubert Sawyers

I wouldn’t call myself a Tweetea regular but I try and make it to the gatherings as much as I can. It’s a great way to meet others or reconnect with online friends while discussing interesting topics.

For this special installment of Tweetea at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House we will be given a tour of the magnificent property by docents. The Albert Kahn-designed house is where the Ford's raised their children. The grounds were designed to resemble a Cotswold village.

After the tour, we will gather on the terrace for a discussion on Detroit landmarks.

“As we are bombarded with (sob) stories about Detroit's glory days, let's discuss how certain landmarks get saved, protected or put on life support,” said Sawyers.

What is the balance of when we fight to save our historical treasures and when we demolish them to make room for the new? The Ford House has a strong support system to keep it relevant and vital in the community. What about buildings and treasures that don’t have a support system?

This is sure to be a provocative discussion with a brilliant backdrop. This installment of Tweetea is a perfect partnership for Detroit Moxie as we have the opportunity to explore and celebrate one of Detroit’s gems while discussing other properties that might not be so lucky.

Coffee and tea will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

See the Facebook event page for more information. I hope you’re able to join us!

*UPDATE* The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House will be giving away a pair of tickets to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's concert at the Ford House during the event.

Photo courtesy of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.

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Reader Comments (6)

Definitely putting this on my calendar. I LOVE the Ford house! So beautiful and an amazing piece of Detroit history. :) Look forward to a great, and important, discussion topic.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenWeber84

Very excited for Tweetea's first official collaboration with Detroit Moxie! This will be a great event.

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikki Stephan

Thank you to Detroit Moxie for (again) prodding me to get out and visit important Detroit landmarks. See you there!

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Jen, Nikki & Lauren,
I look forward to seeing you all at the Ford House!

June 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

I'm so excited about this! It's on the caly and a sitter is lined up.

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElena

So happy that you can make it!

June 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

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