On October 2, 2008, the Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit program dedicated and celebrated two new wall panels that will be on permanent display on the northeast corner of Washington and Ashley streets. Speakers at the event include Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje, Thomas Aprill, grandson of Theophil Aprill; John Metzger, third generation owner of Metzger's Restaurant; and Ray Detter, Street Exhibit coordinator. The panels cover the topics "From Horses to Cars: Early Autos, Service and Parts" and "Three Generations of Metzgers on Washington Street."
Notables in Ann Arbor
With as beautiful as Ann Arbor is in all seasons, it’s no wonder that it has inspired writers almost since it was incorporated. Local Historian Dale Leslie will share more information about some of the writers who chose to spend time in Ann Arbor. He'll show many photos of the places where writers like Arthur Miller, Betty Smith, Robert Frost, and more lived while they were in Ann Arbor, and information about each of their careers and lives. This fascinating photo lecture will begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 28 in the Downtown Library’s Multi-Purpose Room.
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