** Step back in time! Bring your Valentine sweetheart or a party of special friends to tea at the Kempf House Museum, the little historic Greek Revival house in downtown Ann Arbor. Elegant Valentine teas will be served with seatings at 1:30 and 4 pm, on both Saturday February 14 and Sunday February 15. These popular teas feature delicious homemade sweets and savories. Enjoy piano selections played on the musical Kempf family’s 1877 Steinway grand piano, and see a charming collection of turn-of-the-century Valentines. Come in period dress if you wish. $25 / person.
312 S. Division Street. Reservations required 994-4898.
The Kempf House Museum, built in 1853, was home to the Kempfs, a busy German-American Family who lived and worked in the 1890’s.
Trained guides will lead you through restored rooms, including the music studio where the 1877 Steinway Concert Grand Piano remains as it has for over 100 years. Visitors will also hear about how Ann Arbor has grown into a prosperous city, a cultural center, and the home of the University of Michigan.
Preserving Our Heritage, Sharing Our History
The Kempf House Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the Bennett-Kempf house, its garden and collections. This 1853 Greek Revival house is a unique resource because of its national architectural significance, downtown location, and the distinguished contributions of the Kempfs to the musical culture of Ann Arbor. By making the house accessible to the public, we seek to promote understanding and appreciation of our local history.
Kempf House also hosts a Fall and Spring Noon Lecture Series and various exciting social and historical events. Check the Events Page to see what is coming up this month!
Kempf House is open for guided tours on Sundays 1-4pm (except holidays), from September through December, and March through May. Check the Events Page for exact dates. Tours are also available by appointment for groups or individuals. Admission is free.