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The Henry Ford, Dearborn/Ann Arbor Studios, Michigan Regional Meeting

  • 06 Oct 2016
  • 12:00 PM (CST)
  • 07 Oct 2016
  • 10:00 PM (CST)
  • The Henry Ford and Ann Arbor Studios
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VSA: The Henry Ford, Dearborn/Ann Arbor Studios, Michigan Regional Meeting

October 6 and 7, 2016

Thursday October 6

12-5pm Visit The Henry Ford or Greenfield Village – entry included.

Note: at The Henry Ford the violins will be removed from their display case in preparation for our private viewing.

5:30 – 9:30pm Private viewing of the collection of violins at the Benson Ford Research Center

Violins in the collection to be viewed:

Guarneri del Gesu “Doyen” 1744

Stradivari “Rougemont”  1703

Stradivari “Siberian” 1709

Carlo Bergonzi 1740

Nicolo Amati 1647

Nicolo Gagliano 1735

Carlo Fernando Landolfi 1780

George Gemunder  “Maud Powell”

9:30-11:30pm Socialize at the historic Dearborn Inn

Friday October 7

9:00am – 2:00pm Lectures and lunch at La Pita Mediterranean Cuisine.  Lecturers will include John Becker, Joseph Curtin, Tucker Densley, Jeanine Miller and James Warren.  Both Emanuele Marconi and Arian Sheets will also be in attendance.

2:00-3:00pm Drive to Ann Arbor

3:00-6:00pm Open house at many Ann Arbor violin and bow shops, right now including David Burgess, Joseph Curtin, Feng Jiang and David Orlin.

6:00-10:00pm  Reception at Sharon Que’s shop and home.

I highly recommend the Dearborn Inn as the main hotel to book a room.  If you need to keep costs down you can find other hotel options nearby.


You will likely need a car to get around as the locations make public transportation difficult.  The Dearborn Inn is 12 miles from DTW airport.  Both The Henry Ford and La Pita are with 2 miles of The Dearborn Inn.  Ann Arbor is about 45 minutes drive from Dearborn, Michigan.  

Interesting facts: 
The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village is United States' largest indoor-outdoor museum complex.

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