In Memoriam of former Pastor Rev. Dr. David Eberhard
For many years, our former pastor, Rev. Dr. David Eberhard had a hobby of building miniature dollhouses and shadowboxes that were on display only during "Christmas at Historic Trinity." The Eberhard room, two rooms, was built to display these dollhouses and shadowboxes all year long as an added attraction for those touring Historic Trinity. The display cases were designed and built by Ralph Rode.
David Eberhard served as a City of Detroit Councilman for 24 years (1970 -1994). The Eberhard Room also displays photos and items from those political years, as well as photos of his family.
Dr. Eberhard began building the dollhouses and shadow boxes in 1984. He started with a basic kit of a house and then altered it and added to it to come up with a specific house. The exterior, interior, and floor of each house is different. The furniture, display items, and figures are a combination of
items he has made and items he has collected from all over the world. Individuals have gifted to him various items that are included in the houses. Each house or shadow boxes include miniature photos of group and individual photographs of his family. Some house are lighted with "doll house" miniature lighting and supplemented with larger bulb lighting designed and installed by Dr. Eberhard. This larger lighting provides greater lighting for the display of each room or box. Most
houses or boxes have a theme or contain miniature dolls or characters to add interest to the exhibit. He builds these homes and boxes more for entertainment and pleasure rather than for artistic or craft perfection. Dr. Eberhard did these as a hobby, and did not build houses or boxes for sale, nor did he repair others dollhouses. This was a recreation not an avocation.
Angel HouseSee angels at work
Traditional HouseAn old fashioned traditional house
Old Fashioned Living Room
Kentucky Plantation Home
Eb's Antique Shop and Caribbean Museum
Hannah's Log Cabin
New England Beach House
Please join us for a Virtual Tour of the Eberhard Room
Rev. Dr. David Eberhard was laid to rest at Historic Trinity May 14, 2016, and we praised the Lord for His faithfulness to this His servant. Please keep the Eberhard family in your prayers. To view the funeral and celebration of his life, click here. Memorials are requested to Historic Trinity.
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