Trevilian Station Exhibit – Custer’s Captured Booty Collection

The Battle of Trevilian Station exhibit at the Monroe County Historical Museum is – you could say – a homecoming of sorts. The collection contains General George Armstrong Custer’s personal effects captured on June 11, 1864 by Confederates at Trevilian Station, Virginia. Eric J. Wittenberg calls this battle “Custer’s First Last Stand: The Battle of … More Trevilian Station Exhibit – Custer’s Captured Booty Collection

Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Bus Tour Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets on sale now  for the first ever Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Bus Tour Two Saturdays only – May 30 and June 13, 2009   Register now & guarantee your spot!   “Thank God for Michigan!” It’s believed President Abraham Lincoln uttered those famous words when the brave citizens of this … More Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Bus Tour Tickets On Sale Now

Scientists want to perform DNA test on Abraham Lincoln artifact. Many important Lincoln artifacts on display locally.

144 years after President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, scientists want to conduct DNA tests to determine if he had deadly brain cancer. Find important Lincoln artifacts and collections on display locally. … More Scientists want to perform DNA test on Abraham Lincoln artifact. Many important Lincoln artifacts on display locally.

Save historic Lafayette Building by signing online petition

Will another historic Detroit building face the wrecking ball? Maybe not – if enough people voice their opposition. Detroit City Council is accepting bids to demolish the Lafayette Building, a 1920s era, 14-story building. Preservation groups want the building saved and have launched an online petition to save this historic building from the same fate … More Save historic Lafayette Building by signing online petition

Remember the Raisin! Monroe Battlefield almost a national park

2012 will mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Remember when you were a kid in school and you read about Dolly Madison grabbing the presidential paintings and saving them from a burning Washington D.C? Well that’s only a small part of the story. One of the bloodiest battles of this war took … More Remember the Raisin! Monroe Battlefield almost a national park