A Benefit for the Restoration of Gordon Hall: George Bedard and the Kingpins                                                                                     

George Bedard, left, and the Kingpins play on Saturday, June 23 at Gordon Hall.

By Seth Kinker, skinker@thesuntimesnews.com

The Dexter Area Historical Society (DAHS) hosted Gordon Hall Days June 23–24, consisting of an antique and vintage market, tours of Gordon Hall, a car show and various children’s activities.

The vision for the DAHS is to develop Gordon Hall into a historical community resource that people can visit and enjoy and host events. In 2006 the DAHS purchased Gordon Hall back from the University of Michigan who had altered the interior and exterior. The DAHS plans to rehabilitate it to its original appearance of the 1860s.

On June 23 the DAHS hosted a special fund-raising event for the restoration of Gordon Hall with all profits going to support the continued operation.

George Bedard and the Kingpins played a night full of twentieth century American roots music, with Goldmine magazine calling Bedard “one of the best rockabilly pickers on the planet.”

Bedard opened the night thanking Westside BBW, who catered the event, and the DAHS.

Bev Hill, President of the DAHS, spoke next thanking everyone in attendance for supporting Gordon Hall. She offered a special thanks to the Rotary Club and Lions along with current and previous board members.

Attendees enjoyed food, drink, and dancing to the blues, rock and roll, and other classics behind Gordon Hall.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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