Nancy Darga is the Managing Director of MotorCities National Heritage Area. Ms. Darga is one of the founding members of this organization that was dedicated by Congress in 1989. The former president of Fortunate Land Planning & Design which specializes in heritage tour development is a licensed landscape architect. She served as Chief of Design for Wayne County Parks … More SE MI Heritage Tourism Networking Event featured speaker bio: Nancy Darga
Scott J. Bentley, former Superintendent at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas, is the first Superintendent of the River Raisin National Battlefield Park located in Monroe, Mich. Bentley, a 19-year National Park Service (NPS) veteran and native of Hillsdale, Michigan, reported for this new position on January 16, 2011. “Scott … More SE MI Heritage Tourism Networking Event featured speaker bio: Scott J. Bentley
In June 2010, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced it was putting the Custer guidon found at the famed Battle at the Little Big Horn up for auction with Sotheby’s. Read original article here. The auction will take place on December 10, 2010. Read more here.
They thought finding the remains of Michigan’s first governor (the Boy Governor) would be a cinch, especially since his remains had been relocated in 1955. Everyone was getting nervous though today and yesterday, when construction workers worked to unearth the remains for removal to another part of Capitol Park but couldn’t find any evidence. Well, … More Remains of Michigan’s first governor found | detnews.com | The Detroit News
Explore southeast Michigan and allow our region’s storied past to unfold! In so Distant a Place as Traverse City: The Northern Michigan Relatives of Elizabeth Bacon Custer by Julie Schopiery The life story of General George Armstrong Custer is widely known, and biographies have been written about his wife, Elizabeth ( Libbie) Bacon Custer, who was a staunch supporter … More Book on Elizabeth (Libbie) Bacon Custer’s Traverse City Roots
Battle of the River Raisin (War of 1812) Saturdays: July 31, August 21, September 25 To book tour, click here Sandwiched between the Revolutionary War and Civil War, the War of 1812 usually doesn’t garner much attention in the scheme of our nation’s history, yet this event is considered by many to be America’s second war for independence. … More Battle of the River Raisin Walking Tours
Explore southeast Michigan and allow our region’s storied past to unfold! Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) to sell Custer guidon 134 years ago today (June 25) George Armstrong Custer and members of the 7th Cavalry were killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the DIA announces it will sell the Custer guidon that is … More Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to sell Custer guidon