Dan Gilbert’s newest acquisition site of famous robbery that left cop dead

Like savvy players of the board game Monopoly, Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert is playing for real and amassing downtown Detroit properties at lightning speed. Seems like a new one every week. Multiple news sources have reported the purchase of the historic Detroit News Building located at 615 W. Lafayette by Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate Ventures. Acquisition of this 404,000 square-foot,  Albert … More Dan Gilbert’s newest acquisition site of famous robbery that left cop dead

2014 tour season dedication to Tracy Savage

In loving memory of Tracy Savage September 25, 1965 – August 7/8, 2013 Recently I recalled the many conversations and arguments my boyfriend Tracy & I had over the years about Detroit (American history in general) as well as the stories he shared about growing up in Detroit. It dawned on me then that although Tracy did not … More 2014 tour season dedication to Tracy Savage

News from Hometown History Tours – 2014 Summer Season

Dear Friends, Happy summer!  Can you believe it? Seems like winter lasted forever. Spring was a blip. Now summer is flying by.  We’re back The old adage “better late than never” sure applies to Hometown History Tours this year! Have to admit, it’s been a monumental task getting biz up and running in what should … More News from Hometown History Tours – 2014 Summer Season

Detroit UGRR walking tour now includes access into authentic safe house

Detroit Underground Railroad walking tour returns with exciting authentic inclusion – access to historic Croghan Street Station  Detroit, MI – June 23, 2014 –The Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour returns to the streets of downtown Detroit in July with an exciting new addition – access inside the historic Second Baptist Church safe … More Detroit UGRR walking tour now includes access into authentic safe house

Michigan Students Honored at 2014 National History Day

Michigan Students Honored at 2014 National History Day Michigan students were among the thousands of participants from across the United States and several territories competing in the 2014 National History Day Contest, which took place June 15 – 19, 2014, in College Park, Md. “This year’s theme—Rights and Responsibilities in History—was a wonderful platform for … More Michigan Students Honored at 2014 National History Day

Exciting update to our Incredible Journey to Midnight Lantern Tour

Our Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour returns with our first tour of the season on July 19.  We are thrilled to incorporate an exciting new addition this year – access inside the historic Second Baptist Church safe house. This is a major coup for us. When it comes to Detroit’s role in the Underground … More Exciting update to our Incredible Journey to Midnight Lantern Tour