Free admission to Detroit Historical Museum throughout July

The Detroit Historical Museum invites you to ” Come Explore Detroit’s History.” They’re sweetening the pot by offering FREE admission throughout July 2009. Regular Visitors Hours are: Wednesday through Friday – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m. Beat the heat and get in … More Free admission to Detroit Historical Museum throughout July

Arbor Day founder’s roots trace back to Monroe, MI

Arbor Day founder’s roots trace back to Monroe, Michigan by Ronda Stiffler The county of Monroe is known for its water – the monochrome blue view seen from the shoreline of Lake Erie, the serene beauty of the River Raisin – but it was the stately trees that inspired one former resident to launch what … More Arbor Day founder’s roots trace back to Monroe, MI

Hometown History Tours seeks printing quotes for guidebooks

Hometown History Tours is seeking quotes for future guidebooks. Specifics: Newsprint Six – 16 x 10.5 sheets –  folded and stapled – creates 24 pages final size 8 x10 Black and white except for cover and four inside pages so I believe I need 2.5 sheets in color. Quantity: 2500, 5000 & 10,000 Feel free … More Hometown History Tours seeks printing quotes for guidebooks

Seats still available for June 13 Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour

Today is Friday, June 12. I do still have seats available for tomorrow’s Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour so don’t miss out. Order tickets online (I get instant notification of that) or give me a call and bring a check tomorrow. We have three of the best Civil War experts … More Seats still available for June 13 Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour

A rare look inside Colonel Brodhead’s office

For years I’ve driven by what remains of the office / library  that once belonged to Grosse Ile’s Colonel Thornton Fleming Brodhead, curious as to what the office looked like on the inside.   Brodhead served our great state of Michigan in many capacities including prosecuting attorney, deputy secretary of state and state senator. He was the owner … More A rare look inside Colonel Brodhead’s office

Mark McPherson to board bus and tell Major Horace Gray’s story

Hometown History Tours is pleased to announce that actor, author, historian Mark McPherson may step aboard the Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour bus in front of the former Major Horace Gray home and provide a brief history on the Major. McPherson lives in the beautiful Grosse Ile home once occupied … More Mark McPherson to board bus and tell Major Horace Gray’s story

Hometown History Tours Summer Events Calendar

Local History Events/Summer      Fridays, May-November Hack House Museum Tours  The Milan Area Historical society hosts tours of the Hack House Museum at 775 County St. in Milan each Friday from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Phone (734) 439-8693 or visit http://www.ci.milan.mi.us/Hack_House_Museum.htm to find out more.      May-October Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Tours … More Hometown History Tours Summer Events Calendar