To mark the christening of Lake Saint Clair, the Grosse Pointe Historical Society presents “Le Nom du Lac” on August, 12, 2022.

The festive evening overlooking the lake will feature gourmet Michigan-themed food, open bar, 400 years of Great Lakes music, stories and dance, classic cars, authentic re-enactors, valet parking, and tours of the historic, architecturally-rich campus of The Grosse Pointe Academy.

August 12 marks the christening of Lac Sainte-Claire, named after Saint Clair of Assisi by French explorers in 1679.

Le Nom du Lac: A Summer Celebration of the 1679 Christening of Lake Saint Clair

”Lac Sainte-Claire”, named after Saint Clair of Assisi, is only the most recent name for the body of water, known by a variety of Iroquoian-language and French names, including Lac des Eaux de Mer, Lac Ganatchio, Otsekita, Kandequio, Oitatinatchiketo, and Waawiyaataan(ong).

The tented party features open bars –including authentic French-Canadian drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, a catered, strolling Michigan-themed supper.

There will also be “La Compagnie Musical” offering authentic early Grosse Pointe music and entertainment, and re-enactors of Voyageurs, the early settlers in the region. Historic cars will be on display; there will be valet parking.

Grosse Pointe Academy

What:          Le Nom du Lac: A Summer Celebration of the 1679 Christening of Lake Saint Clair

When:         Friday, August 12, 2022

Where:        The Grosse Pointe Academy (171 Lake Shore rd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI)

Time:          6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Cost:          $100-$250

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http://www.gphistorical.org/

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