LP Museum to host signing for book about 20th century Detroit


LINCOLN PARK — The Lincoln Park Historical Museum will host a book signing Dec. 9 for the authors and contributors of “5000 Ways You Know You’re From Detroit: Recollections and Images from Detroit’s Baby Boomer Years.”

Authors Chris Edwards and Elaine Weeks, both of Windsor, will appear at the signing from noon to 3 p.m. Several contributors will also be on hand for this event.

The 480-page book is a collection of 20th century Detroit stories and more than 1,400 color and black-and-white photos culled from hours of fact-finding, and supplemented by a pool of contributors and photographers.

The book features 20 chapters highlighting Detroit’s Baby Boomer Years (post-World War II), and includes Pre- & Post- Boomer Era Detroit history highlights: Detroit icons, drive-ins, diners, bars, movie houses, hotels, fun spots, downtown, the suburbs, sports legends, music makers and entertainers, local TV and radio, and all things made-in-Detroit, including, of course, cars.

Beginning with the impact of the Great Depression on Detroit’s residents and industries at the approach of World War II, it follows the city’s rise as the “Arsenal of Democracy,” and Detroit’s post-war “golden” years, its impact on music and culture, its collapse, and finally, Detroit’s resolve, fueled by its resilient residents, to rise once again.

The hardcover edition, which retails online and in bookstores for $49.95, will be offered at a one-day special price of $40. The book, from Walkerville Publishing in Windsor, Ontario, was released in October.

The Lincoln Park Historical Museum is at 1335 Southfield Road. For more information, call 313-386-3137, email lpmuseum@gmail.com or go to  www.detroit5000.com.