History

There are multiple organizations that operate within Grosse Pointe Farms, with regard to its History. 

The Grosse Pointe Farms Historic District Commission (HDC) 

The HDC is a local historical commission created, under state law, by the City of Grosse Pointe Farms to promote and facilitate the preservation of historical resources within the City. As part of the Centennial Celebration of Grosse Pointe Farms and during the creation of the HDC, the Grosse Pointe Farms Historical Advisory Commission published The History And Heritage Of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Read an excerpt of this publication. 

See more about the Grosse Pointe Farms Historic District Commission Today. 

The Grosse Pointe Historical Society 
The Grosse Pointe Historical Society is an independent organization that operates throughout the Grosse Pointes collectively. The Grosse Pointe Historical Society was organized in 1945 to promote the preservation of our local heritage and to share that knowledge with the community. The Society's logo represents the 18th century French windmill which stood on Windmill Pointe. 

The Society works to make the history of our exceptional community vital, relevant, and accessible. Through our programs, facilities, and events, we bring history to life and protect historic artifacts so that we can all experience the past first hand. 

The Grosse Pointe Historical Society is located at 381 Kercheval Ave. in Grosse Pointe Farms. Please visit their website at www.gphistorical.org.