Travel back in time and join the ranks of the Cranbrook House staff on this tour exploring the vital role ‘the help’ played in running the estate a century ago.
Will the cook, a scorned lover with a temper, go too far? What happened when a housemaid dropped the contents of her plate? Who made more, the head gardener or the coachman?
Register to learn about the manor, and the stories of those who lived and worked within its historic halls. The experience will be complete with a buffet lunch with community seating in the Library.
Cranbrook House & Gardens is a historic facility preserved and maintained as closely as possible to its original design. Please click here for more information on accessibility.
Buffet Lunch Menu
- Spring greens + hearts of romaine
- Chicken cherry salad + tuna salad
- Hard boiled eggs
- Chopped turkey, chopped ham, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, chopped onions, kalamata olives, house made croutons
- Red wine herb vinaigrette + herb ranch
- Rolls + whipped butter
- Chef’s choice dessert
- Fresh brewed coffee and tea service, ice water, lemonade, and iced tea
Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members: $45
How to Register
Reservations are required by Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 12:00pm.
Location and Parking
380 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Parking is available onsite in our main lot. Additional parking is available on Lone Pine Road. Accessible parking is available just south of the Cranbrook House Courtyard.
Cranbrook House Library photograph by James Haefner. Courtesy of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.
Policies & More Information
Please note that we require a minimum of 20 guests to offer this lunch. We encourage you to invite your family and friends to join you!
By registering for this event, you agree to our photography, refund, and other policies. Please visit our Tour Information page to read about these policies and for additional information.