November 24, 2014

Please join us at our 2014 Family Night and Gingerbread Celebration

Preservation Bloomfield and Friends of Preservation Bloomfield are excited to announce our annual Gingerbread House-themed events this December. These much anticipated events provide us with an extraordinary opportunity to connect with the community and raise awareness about our organization, which seeks to preserve historical landmarks and continue the restoration of Barton Farmhouse, one of the oldest buildings in Oakland County.

Both events will be held at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan, offering a stunning backdrop to our Gingerbread House contest, at which both professional and amateur bakers offer their best examples of gingerbread creativity. The houses will be juried and ribbons awarded and then sold in a silent auction to the highest bidders. Over the years, every gingerbread item has sold, and many generous bidders have awarded their winning items to hospitals, schools, and office buildings for further display and holiday appreciation.

Family Night on December 4
Looking for something that's sure to delight the whole family? Family Night will cater to the interest of youngsters, and Santa will be present, as will a photographer to capture his moment with each child.  In addition to a sumptuous buffet supper (which has been selected to be appealing to both the younger set and their adult companions), there will be an opportunity for the kiddies to frost and decorate a real gingerbread house, participate in a Demolition Derby, create a holiday recipe, pose for Freeze-Frame photos, and to secretly shop for their family at a special kids-oriented market complete with giftwrap station. 

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Tickets: $60 for Adults, $30 for Children
Reservations: Pam Budde (248) 642-7806
Complimentary Valet Parking.

Gingerbread Celebration on December 5
The Gingerbread Celebration will feature the singing parodies of A Habeas Chorus Line, a group of talented local attorneys.  The hotel’s Executive Chef, Drew Sayes, has created an outstanding holiday menu for the guests to enjoy at this anticipated sell-out event.  There will be a raffle with sensational prizes, as well as a small silent auction featuring some exciting items perfect for the holiday season.

When: Thursday, December 5, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Tickets: $100 for Patrons, $150 for Benefactors
Reservations: Pam Budde (248) 642-7806
Complimentary Valet Parking.

About Preservation Bloomfield
Preservation Bloomfield is a unique partnership between the City of Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, the Bloomfield Hills School District, and the Bloomfield Historical Society. Every cent raised over the years has gone directly to the restoration project, as volunteers have provided all the efforts required to cover overhead. 


July 19, 2013

2013 Corn Roast

You Tube Video featuring past Corn Roasts:

March 12, 2013

Spring Fling 2013

May 16  10am to 2 pm
  Vintage Fashion Show, Boutique and Retro Luncheon
Call 248-642-7806 to reserve your seat!

Chella's Map Pendants

Janet Genn's Added Oomph!
Jackie Layne's Enwrappe

Julie Kohr's Once Upon a Jewel

September 25, 2012

July 06, 2012

Corn Roast 2012



Hot Dogs and Ice Cream Too!
Corn by My Garden & Corn Rotisserie
Hotdogs by Franks-Anatra

   Featuring fun stuff for all ages!!

4:00 p.m. UNTIL 6:30 p.m. 
Rain or Shine!



Adults:  $20        Children (under 12):  $5

R.S.V.P. to PATRICIA KURTI – 248-644-3410

April 02, 2012

Bee Hive Five

Dear Friend of Preservation Bloomfield,  You can support our efforts to complete the restoraton of the Barton Farmhouse by becoming a sponsor of our Bee Hive Five or as an advertiser/patron in our 2012 Commemorative Book.  This is how you can do it:

January 30, 2012

Save The Date For Beehive V

The Friends of Preservation Bloomfield invite you to mark your calendar now for Beehive V on May 11 at the Townsend Hotel.   To get the ball rolling, loads of entertainment, fine food and the best of company are already in the mix.  Don't miss the social event of the season!  Formal invites and more details to follow.

December 12, 2011

Gingerbread Brunch and Family Hour 2011

Gingerbread Photos
Julie Allen and Holiday Market took the prize for Best of Show at
Gingerbread Brunch IV
 hosted by the Friends of Preservation Bloomfield
Here's a link to more photos:  Carol DeWeese's Album

Family Hour Photos

Gingerbread Brunch 2011

December 04, 2011

Live Auction Added to Gingerbread Brunch

Two "Don't Miss" items will be sold
to the highest bidder at a live auction
 to be held at the Gingerbread Brunch
on Friday, December 8.
Written and sealed bids are being accepted
up to the time the auction begins
which is expected to be around 11 a.m.

To purchase rapidly evaporating tickets to attend the brunch,
contact Pam Budde
248-642-7806 or

To submit a sealed bid or bid by phone during the auction,
 contact Bee Engelhart
 248-647-5606 or

Don't Miss Bidding on these Items!

4 Club Level Tickets, Lions versus San Diego Chargers
Section 233, row 2, seats 12, 13, 14, and 15

38" tall tabletop tree lushly decorated 360 degrees
around with exquisite wine-themed ornaments 

November 23, 2011

Gingerbread Brunch & Family Hour 2011

Heralded as one of the "sweetest events" of the holiday season, our annual Gingerbread House Brunch is scheduled for Friday, December 9 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at a local country club. More than two dozen whimsical gingerbread houses created by local professional and non-professional pastry chefs will be on display, judged for awards and available for purchase through a silent auction, along with many other unusual holiday decor and gift items. The Brunch, emceed by Fox News celebrity Monica Gayle, will offer gourmet fare.
This annual event has been so well received that a "Family Preview Evening" for parents and their children will precede it on Thurday, December 8, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. This family event includes a dinner buffet with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, plus crafts, games and an opportunity for budding chefs to decorate a gingerbread creation of their own.

Funds raised at the Brunch and Family Event will help the Friends of Preservation Bloomfield continue the restoration of the historic Barton Farmhouse located at the Charles L. Bowers School Farm in Bloomfield Hills.
Tickets for Gingerbread House Brunch, chaired by Deneil Dall'Olmo, are $75. Tickets for the “Family Preview Evening," chaired by Carol Shaya, are $60 for adults and $30 for children. For location and to make reservations, call 248.594.0692 or 248.642.6923.

Both events are sponsored by HOUR magazine.

September 16, 2011

Evening at Highgate

Bobbi and Stephen Polk invite you be
their very special guest for 

"An Evening at Highgate"

Friday, September 30, 2011
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
111 Lone Pine Road

Wine & elegant hors d'oeuvres
Roaring 20's dress encouraged . . .  not required
Entertainment by pianist Curtis Posuniak

Assisting are Bobbi's fellow Friends of Preservation Bloomfield and party planners extraordinaire,
Duffy Wineman, Nancy Boos, Patti Jessup, Judy Anderson, Carol Shaya, Shirley Maddalena, Sue Nine and Pat Hardy

 Proceeds from this ticket only event benefit the work of Preservation Bloomfield to restore and preserve
 the Barton Farmhouse and the Craig Log Cabin 

$125 per person

R.S.V.P. to Patti Jessup at:
Tickets are limited!

August 23, 2011

Corn Roast 2011

Attendees of the 2011 Corn Roast were able, for the first time, to walk on the newly installed plank floor of the Craig Log Cabin and view the interior renovations (as well as the exterior ones) that have been made in the past year. The seed of the idea to hold the first Corn Roast in 2009 was to pay the expenses of maintaining and repairing the cabin and since then, the event has grown in scope and size. Kudos to the board of Bloomfield Preservation which includes representatives from The City of Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills Schools, Bloomfield Historical Society and the Friends of Preservation Bloomfield for planning and executing a top-notch event.  Click on the video below to see more of the Corn Roast 2011.