Detroit’s first mayor elected 190 years ago today

On April 4, 1825 – 190 years ago today, Detroiters elected their first mayor John R Williams. He served four more one-year terms as mayor in 1830, 44, 45 and 46. The street John R bears his name. Some things you may not know about John R. Williams: French was his native language. Williams had owned … More Detroit’s first mayor elected 190 years ago today

CELEBRATE FRENCH CANADIAN HERITAGE DAY AT THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM

DETROIT – The Detroit Historical Museum is joining a number of locations around the state hosting celebrations of the region’s French Canadian heritage on Friday, October 3 from 1 – 3 p.m. This family-friendly event is FREE. Join us at 1 p.m. to hear French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan members Diane Wolford Sheppard and Suzanne … More CELEBRATE FRENCH CANADIAN HERITAGE DAY AT THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Would you like to win a private tour of Detroit? Enter anniversary contest now!

Hometown History Tours turns five this May! To celebrate, we’re kicking off an awesome contest where you can win a private, 4-hour tour of Detroit (Motown, Motor City, The D) for up to two friends plus you via chauffeur-driven executive sedan and narrated by Karin Risko, founder of Hometown History Tours.   Hometown History Tours 5th … More Would you like to win a private tour of Detroit? Enter anniversary contest now!

Cycling in the City: Detroit Bike History

While you’ll see a few brave souls battling the elements during inclement weather, during warm weather months, Detroiters – on bikes – hit the streets en masse. Cycling in the city on bike isn’t a new phenomena. An affinity for two-wheeled transportation dates back to the 19th century.  Cycling in the City: Detroit Bike History … More Cycling in the City: Detroit Bike History

Special Black History Month Detroit Underground Railroad Bus Tour

Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour Special Black History Month Bus Tour Saturday: Feb 23 / 1:30 PM / $35 Adult, $25 Youth (Group rates available for parties of 12 or more. Call 734.642.5712 for details). Tour  rescheduled for April or May.  Email k_risko@yahoo.com to be notified when date is determined. Thank you! … More Special Black History Month Detroit Underground Railroad Bus Tour

Happily NEVER After Detroit Walking/People Mover Tour

Happily Never After (Walking/People Mover Tour) Thursday Nights: June 13, July 18, Aug 15, Sep 19 / 7 PM to 10 PM / $25 Looking for a unique bachelorette/bachelor party activity? Why not book a private Happily Never After Tour? Call 734.642.6412 for details! Tours depart promptly from outside the Greektown People Mover Station. Early … More Happily NEVER After Detroit Walking/People Mover Tour