Governor Rick Snyder declared Thursday, January 26 as Michigan Statehood Day, in honor of our state’s 175th birthday. Read Governor Snyder’s full proclamation here. Michigan Mittens has organized a birthday celebration contest that features a prize package of goods provided by 12 Michigan-based businesses including Hometown History Tours. We’ve donated two tickets for any 2012 walking … More Michigan celebrates 175 years of statehood and you might win the present
Hometown History Tours will be announcing their exciting 2012 tour line up soon. Meanwhile, I’d like your opinion on online ticket surcharges. Would you prefer ticket surcharges (fees applied for using professional ticket processing services) be already included in the ticket price or is adding the fee to your purchase okay? Including the fees into … More Poll: Online ticket surcharges, how do you feel about them?
Thoroughly enjoying my latest read, Wicked Washtenaw County: Strange Tales of the Grisly and Unexplained by local author James Thomas Mann. Only half-way through this 120 page book, but I’ve already learned some interesting new historical tidbits. A) An Ann Arbor resident and convicted murderer who was sentenced to death by execution (1843) may have been … More Sordid criminal past is grave matter for U of M and other venerable US instutions
What does General George Armstrong Custer have in common with likes of President Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Kim Kardashian and LeBron James? Well, although 136 years have passed since Custer’s defeat and death at the Battle of Little Big Horn, the mere mention of his name today still evokes a storm of vitriol, hate and … More Controversial Custer: Was George a hero, zero or ordinary American?