Grace Shackman is a history columnist for the Ann Arbor Observer, the Community Observer, and the Old West Side News. She is the author of four books: Ann Arbor in the 19th Century, Ann Arbor in the 20th Century, Ann Arbor Observed, and Webster: A Time, A Place, A People. Grace served eight years as a Washtenaw County Commissioner. She has been teaching local history at Washtenaw Community College since 1998. Grace recently was awarded the “2014 Old West Side Citizen Award” for her recording the history of the community.
Grace presented a program on Midcentury Modern Architecture. She shared photos of homes and highlighted the characteristics and designers of the style. She made the presentation come alive with her photographic “tours” of the homes and and her descriptions of their unique features.