Martha Cook Building

Illustration from The Martha Cook Annual 1923
Illustration from The Martha Cook Annual 1923


Martha Cook always enjoys a full calendar of special events that bring both the residents and alumnae together:  Messiah Dinner, International Tea, Alumnae teas, Friday tea, themed dinners.   These traditions are what make Martha Cook special and dear to our hearts.



Work of MCB Alumna Featured in UMMA Exhibit

The University of Michigan Museum of Art is featuring the photography of MCB alumna Ernestine Winston Ruben BSDES ’53 from March 11 – August 20, 2017. The exhibition is titled Ernestine Ruben at Willow Run: Mobilizing Memory. The exhibit presents images of the Willow Run industrial complex in Washtenaw County, buildings designed by her grandfather, architect Albert Kahn, to manufacture airplanes in World War II.

MCB Participates in U-M’s Bicentennial

The Martha Cook Building has enthusiastically participated in two of the events of the University's year-long bicentennial observance. Additional events are sure to follow as the year progresses.

Museum on Main Street Exhibit

Friendship Celebrated at 2017 Spring Tea

By Melissa Gessner BA ’90, MA ’92; Liz Johnson BA ’68, MA ’72; and Anna Richert, BMus ’83, MMus’84, Spring Tea Co-Chairs

Sunshine filled the Martha Cook Building and gardens for the annual MCAA Spring Tea on April 8th. This year’s theme, “The Spirit of Friendship” was brought to life with an attendance of over 100 guests and residents, all of whom enjoyed tea, refreshments and each other’s company.

The Journey in a Day: 200 Years of Student Life at the University of Michigan

When:  April 2, 2017 - October 22, 2017  (Click here to see entire schedule)

Where:  The Museum on Main Street, 500 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

U-M students have teamed up to create this sweeping exhibition, surveying two hundred years of daily rituals, social life, challenges, victories, and the roles U-M students have played in historical events. Visitors are invited to witness two hundred years of world and regional history, reflected in the lives of U-M students.

Journey in a Day logo

100th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Thank you to all Martha Cook alumnae and friends who attended events during our Gala Weekend, October 23-25. It was wonderful to see each and every one of you.

For everyone who was unable to attend, please know that you were in our hearts and thoughts. All Cookies are a part of Martha Cook’s long history and our friendship circle, composed of those who have gone before, the women currently living in beautiful MCB and those yet to come.

For additional candid photos, visit our Facebook page.

Martha Cook 100th Anniversary

International Tea 2015: Photos

The residents of the Martha Cook Building hosted their annual International Tea on March  20, 2015. Residents of the building hosted tables and provided guests with food from countries around the world.  This event was open to the entire U-M campus.

International Tea 2015