ELEANOR AND EDSEL FORD MANSION and PEWABIC POTTERY
Escape from the ordinary and experience the nostalgia of the golden age of the auto barons. Located on Michigan’s fabled and exclusive “Gold Coast” this visit to the Eleanor and Edsel Ford home will captivate you with its art treasures, antiques and memorabilia. This Cotswold style home was designed by Albert Kahn and is located on 62 beautifully landscaped acres on the western shore of Lake St. Clair.
Following our wonderful tour and lunch at the Eleanor and Edsel Ford Home we will arrive at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit. Pewabic Pottery is one of Detroit’s best-kept secrets. It was founded in 1903 by Mary Chase Perry at the time of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and remains the oldest art pottery in continuous operation in the United States. It is still a renowned ceramics learning center, museum and gallery. Works of local artists are offered for sale in their gallery.
Time of Tour: 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. COST: $62 per person
TUESDAY AUGUST 19, 2008
MOTOWN - TOUR OF DETROIT-
THE MOTOR CITY
From its humble beginnings as Fort Pontchartrain on the narrowest part of the Detroit River, to its role of international leadership in the automotive world, this fascinating tour shows where Detroit has been and where it is heading in the 21st century. Enjoy the narration and commentary by our high-energy knowledgeable guide, as you learn about Detroit. See all civic areas, Cultural areas of Detroit with stop at Motown Museum , home of Barry Gordy and the 50’s Motown Sound, in the New Center Area, for a guided tour.
Time of Tour: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
COST: $30 per person
THURSDAY AUGUST 21, 2008
ON THE DETROIT RIVER
Your guide will meet the group at the
hotel to walk over to the boat dock at nearby Hart Plaza. Enjoy a
delightful afternoon on the Detroit River with a two hour, fully
narrated sightseeing cruise aboard the Diamond Jack riverboat. Take
pleasure in seeing spectacular views of Detroit and Windsor while
sharing one of the busiest international waterways with ships of up to
1000 feet from around the world. Shorewatch and Shipwatch! Includes
snacks aboard ship.
COMPANION AND YOUTH PROGRAMS
EMC 2008 Companion Suite
As a fully paid registered EMC 2008 Companion, your registration packet should include a color coded name badge and daily breakfast vouchers that will allow you access to the suite and entitles you to receipt of a companion gift bag. EMC 2008 Registered Companions are welcome to present the breakfast vouchers to enjoy an extended complimentary continental breakfast to start each day. The Suite will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Calling all young engineers! Get ready for an alternative energy experience. At the EMC 2008 Children’s Workshop on Tuesday, August 19th, and Wednesday, August 20th, the cars are going solar — maybe even hybrid. All kits will be prepared individually with every-thing you will need to build your project.
On Thursday, August 21st, we will again be visiting selected booths on the exhibit floor where they will explain in layman’s terms what the conference is really all about and we will see the neatest and newest gadgets out there.
Registration for this event is included with Junior Companion Registrations. Registration on site during the Symposium is subject to space availability.