Packard Proving Grounds

A Different Kind of Drafting: Hidden History in the Packard Proving Grounds Office

Make some future plans with the help of a well-used relic from the past!
Emily R. Benoit

Always Check Your Pockets: Messages from the Past

Some unexpected historical help was found while working with one of the PPG's most interesting artifacts.
Emily R. Benoit

Plastic and Party Lines: Love for Landline Telephones

Exploring the form and function of an (unexpected) visitor favorite: the rotary telephone.
Emily R. Benoit

The Smallest Room in the House: Exploring 20th Century Bathrooms

A public exposé on any house's most private room.
Emily R. Benoit

They're Scotties, Not "Boxers": Some Simple Storage Tips

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Not quite a doghouse, but we're putting these puppies away for safekeeping!

Gimme Five! A Volunteer's Unexpected Discovery on the Grounds

You never know cool things you'll find when you volunteer at the PPG!
Emily R. Benoit

Detroit, MI: Home of the World's Best Stoves

If you thought Detroit was just the Automotive Capital of the World, think again.
Emily R. Benoit

The Unique Creation of Vaseline Glass: What Do You Mean, "Radioactive"?

Ever heard of Vaseline glass? The Lodge House has some for you to check out!
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Elms of Honor: Replanting the PPG's Historic Treeline (Part 2)

Returning the PPG boulevard to its original arboreal status took a little research - and a lot of heavy lifting!
MODI

Elms of Honor: Replanting the PPG's Historic Treeline (Part 1)

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Packard's commitment to historic preservation extends to its remarkable trees.