How Farmington & Farmington Hills Got Their Shapes March 27

How Farmington & Farmington Hills Got Their Shapes March 27

Farmington Hills, MI- Preservation Farmington is excited to announce the 2018 lecture series. Admission for all lectures is $5/person.

How Farmington & Farmington Hills Got Their Shapes

March 27, 2018 at 7pm

Farmington Heritage and History Museum, located within Heritage Park

Paul Sewick, author of the Detroit Urbanism blog, writes about the history of land development in Metro Detroit. In this talk, Sewick explores the history of how the borders of Farmington and Farmington Hills came to be. You will learn about the 1817 government survey that led to our “mile road” system, annexation battles between city and township, proposed cities that never came to be, and the possibility of future consolidation.

Kit House Hunters 2.0

April 27, 2018 at 7pm

Located to be determined

Wendy and Andrew Mutch are back to talk kit houses! Our last lecture from our favorite kit house hunters was so popular that we knew we had to have them back. Since that last lecture, Wendy and Andrew have been featured on the NBC Nightly News. Learn more about them at their website,

The Contributions of Emily Butterfield to the Architectural Landscape

Fall 2018

Delve into the life of Emily Butterfield, graduate of the Syracuse University school of architecture and the first female architect of Michigan. Butterfield, a Farmington native, was a dynamic woman with an artistic bent who was an early activist of the women’s movement. Join Jena Stacey as we explore this fascinating woman and her architecture.


Preservation Farmington is a local community advocacy group dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic architecture that defines downtown Farmington. Visit, find us on Facebook (, or follow us on Twitter at @pres_farmington.



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