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SIGNATURES, a Collection of Autographs From Proud DPS Alumni, will begin its tour in Fall 2014. This event will feature more than thirty T-shirts with photographic images of Detroit Public School buildings. Some of these buildings are closed permanently, some have been demolished and some are still operational. The purpose of the tour is to bring light to the many fine graduates of the public school system. Each shirt will be placed on a three dimensional pedestal to be viewed from all sides. Accompanying the shirt will be other memorabilia such as yearbooks, pom pons, graduation caps and bricks from the schools that were torn down. We hope it will preserve memories of the architecture that was DPS.

Before the tour begins alumni from all years are being asked to place their signature on their school's shirt. We are looking for autographs from all years and all graduates. Thus far we have collected more than 1,000 signatures from graduates dating as far back as 1932 Mackenzie, 1937 Redford, 1940 Eastern and 1948 Northwestern High Schools. Signatures from Fred Hammonds, Al Allen, Greg Mathis, Tyree Guyton, Peter Karmanos, Carl Levin, Brenda Jones, Carol Gist, Yvette Bing, Cathy Garrett, John Telford and Kwame Kilpatrick are among the many.

Thus far we have shirts from Cass Tech, Central, Chadsey, Cody, Commerce, Cooley, Denby, Eastern, Finney, Henry Ford, Kettering, King, Mackenzie, Miller, Mumford, Murray Wright, Northern, Northeastern, Northwestern, Osborn, Pershing, Phillip Murray, Redford, Renaissance, Southeastern, Southwestern, Western, Wilbur Wright and Murray Wright.  We've now added schools from the cities of Dearborn, Hamtramck, Highland Park and Southfiled. Also several Catholic schools are on board and more schools will be added in the coming days.

Interested alumni can sign their school's shirt at the June Fest in Saint Clair Shores on June 7th from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. We'll be at Circare Boutique 23024 Greater Mack Avenue just south of Nine Mile. The contact number is (586) 771-8510

 

Up Coming Signings

Saint Cecilia High School all years reunion June 6th at 6:00 p.m.

June FEST 2014 @ Circare 23024 Greater Mack Avenue, Saint Clare Shores, MI (586) 771-8510 June 7th 10am until 6pm

 

Past Signings

The Rust Belt Market February 2nd and 3rd 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday and 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday

Motown Winter Blast, in the Compuware Atrium February 8th, 9th and 10th from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., closing at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday

Compuware Atrium Pop-Up Store. Tuesday February 12th through Saturday February 28th 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Detroit Historical Museum February 22nd, 23rd and 24th 9:30 a.m. until4:00 p.m. on Friday 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday

The Gibraltar Trade Center Oriental Rug Outlet March 2nd and 3rd 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

Hot Sam's Men's March 7th through 16th until 6:00 p.m. each day.

Scott Colburn Western Wear: 20411 Farmington Road (south of 8 Mile Road) Livonia, Michigan (248) 476-1262. Friday March 22nd 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday March 23rd 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Detroit Public Library (Main Branch): 5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan (313) 481-1300. Wednesday March 27th 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Tennis and Golf Company 30211 Woodward Avenue Royal Oak, Michigan 48073 (248) 435-6800 Friday April 5th and Saturday April 6th 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day.

Posterity A Gallery: 17005 Kercheval Grosse Pointe, Michigan (313) 884-8105. Thursday April 11, 2013 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

April 26th, Scott Colburn Western Wear: 20411 Farmington Road (south of 8 Mile Road) Livonia, Michigan (248) 476-1262. 11:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday April 28th 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

April 27th DPS "OPEN DOORS" DAY.

April 27th, M. L. King, Jr. Senior High School 3200 East Lafayette Street Detroit, Michigan (313) 494-7373 April 27th, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

April 28th, Scott Colburn Western Wear: 20411 Farmington Road (south of 8 Mile Road) Livonia, Michigan (248) 476-1262. 11:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday April 28th 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

April 29th, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union 4555 Investment Drive, Troy, Michigan 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

May 1st, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union 40400 Garfield Drive in Clinton Twp., Michigan 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (586) 263-8800

May 4th, Detroit Eastern Market, artisans market, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit, Michigan Shed #4 stall # 418 (313) 833-9300 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

May 7th, Riverfront Apartments (Residents Only) 1001 West Jefferson Avenue Detroit, Michigan (313) 393-5000 May 7th, noon until 7:00 p.m.

May 8th, Meet and Greet the Candidates for Detroit's Mayoral Race. Harambee House 17191 James Couzens between West McNichols and Outer Drive (313) 864-2345 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

May 11th, Detroit Eastern Market, artisans market, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit, Michigan Shed #4 stall # 418 (313) 833-9300 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

May 13th, Avis Ford 29200 Telegraph Road, Southfield, Michigan noon until 9:00 p.m. (248) 355-7500

May 16th, 1300 Lafayette Condominiums (Residents Only) 1300 Lafayette Boulevard Lafayette room, Detroit, Michigan (313) 567-7400 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

May 17th, Detroit High School for the Arts (Seniors Only) 123 Selden Avenue Detroit, Michigan 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

May 18th, Commerce High School Reunion Luncheon (Invitation only) 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

May 18th and 19th, The Detroit Shoppe Somerset Collection 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. each day.

May 22nd, Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Southfield, Michigan (248) 796-4200 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

May 25th, Detroit Eastern Market, artisans market, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit Michigan Shed #5 (313) 833-9300. 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

May 26th, Jungle Juice Bar 14929 Charlevoix , Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan (313) 571-3075 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

June 1st, Detroit Eastern Market, artisans market, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit Michigan Shed #5 (313) 833-9300. 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

June 2nd, Jungle Juice Bar 14929 Charlevoix , Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan (313) 571-3075 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

June 5th, 1917 American Bistro 19416 Livernois Avenue Detroit, Michigan (313) 862-1917 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

June 8th, Millender Center Apartments, Skyline Terrace, 555 Brush Street in Downtown Detroit 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

June 12th, 1917 American Bistro 19416 Livernois Avenue Detroit, Michigan (313) 862-1917 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

June 19th, 1917 American Bistro 19416 Livernois Avenue Detroit, Michigan (313) 862-1917 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

June 22nd, 4 Men Clothiers Fairlane Town Center 18900 Michigan Ave Dearborn, Michigan (313) 323-3600 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

June 29th, Fordson High School 1993 Class Reunion. Maltese American Community Club, 5221 Oakman Blvd. Dearborn, Michigan 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

June 30th, Mackenzie All Years High School Reunion 9275 Wyoming Street Detroit, Michigan (313) 416-6500 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

July 10th, 4 Men Clothiers Franklin Shopping Plaza 29121 Northwestern Highway Southfield, Michigan (248) 440-3600 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

July 12th, Public Service Credit Union, (Millender Center Branch) 333 Brush Street, Downtown Detroit, (734) 641-8400 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

July 26th, Scott Colburn Western Wear: 20411 Farmington Road (south of 8 Mile Road) Livonia, Michigan (248) 476-1262. 11:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday April 28th 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

July 27th, Cody High School Alumni Picnic, Cody High School 18445 Cathedral Detroit, Michigan 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

August 4th, Henry Ford All Alumni Picnic. Parr Recreation Area of Hines Park. 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

August 24th, Macy's Fairlane Town Center, 15900 Southfield Road, Dearborn, Michigan 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

September 19th through 21st, Sherwood Forest Art Gallery, 19500 Livernois, Detroit, Michigan noon until 6:00 p.m.

September 23th, Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, Michigan 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

October 19th, Eric's I've Been Framed, 16527 Livernois, Detroit, Michigan 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

November 9th, Mumford Alumni Pancake Breakfast. Mumford High School 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

November 21st, Hamtramck Public Library, 2360 Caniff, Hamtramck, Michigan 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

November 22nd, True Value Hardware 17400 Livernois, Detroit, Michigan 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

November 23rd, Hamtramck Public Library, 2360 caniff, Hamtramck, Michigan 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

dePorres High School Gymnasium, 13463 Grove Street, Tuesday, December 10th 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Grand River "Winter Walk" December 19th 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. 19304 Grand River Detroit, Michigan

Scott Colburn Western Wear: 20411 Farmington Road (south of 8 Mile Road) Livonia, Michigan (248) 476-1262. Saturday December 28th 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Rosedale Pharmacy 19220 Grand River Avenue Detroit, Michigan (313) 531-0100 Thursday February 6 noon until 7:00 p.m.

The Product Shop 28465 five Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan (734) 525-9995 February 21st from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

El's Boutique 17110 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe, Michigan (313) 571-3044

Circare Boutique 23024 Greater Mack Avenue, Saint Clare Shores, MI. (586) 771-8510 April 17th noon until 8:00 p.m.

T-Shirts and Picture Framing; Eric's I've Been Framed 16527 Livernois Detroit, MI (313) 861-9283 noon until 3:00 p.m.

 

 

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TOUR DATES.

 

Due to the overwhelming demand to have our shirts present at the many high school reunions and other events planned in June and July, we have decided to postpone our tour until summer 2014. We will have additional stops posted here on this page. Thank you for your patronage.

Detroit Public Library Main Branch. TBA

Southfield Public Library. TBA

State of Michigan Building. TBA

The Sommerset Collection. TBA

Laurel Park Place Mall. TBA

 

       
       

 

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