Sordid criminal past is grave matter for U of M and other venerable US instutions

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

Bicentennial birthday celebration for Michigan’s first governor on Oct. 27

A birthday bash is scheduled for noon on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Capitol Park in Detroit to honor Michigan’s first elected governor, Stevens T. Mason. Dubbed the “Boy Governor” because he was only 19 when he assumed the post of secretary of Michigan Territory, a position vacated by his father, John T. Mason. In … More Bicentennial birthday celebration for Michigan’s first governor on Oct. 27

Civil War guidebook of Southeast Michigan

Get your updated copy of Glory, Valor and Sacrifice: Southeast Michigan’s Contribution to the Civil War today! Click here for info on our narrated bus tours to these sites From the chair President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in to the hometown of the infamous Civil War hero General George Armstrong Custer, Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: Southeast Michigan’s … More Civil War guidebook of Southeast Michigan

2010 history related things to do in southeast Michigan

2010 History Related Summer Events in Southeast Michigan Editor’s Note: Hometown History Tours is pleased to post your history related event. Please use following format: date, event name, link or URL to event page, two/three sentence description. Email information to k_risko@yahoo.com Ongoing Events Saturdays, June – September Detroit History Highlights Trolley Tours / Lunch & … More 2010 history related things to do in southeast Michigan