15th Annual Custer Week Events in Monroe, Michigan

Monroe Michigan’s 15th Annual Custer Week Events October 5-13, 2013 Submitted by Sherri Schreiner, Friends of Monroe County Historical MuseumA Custer in Black and White October 1 – 31, 2013 Ellis Reference Department, 2nd Floor (Ellis Library and Reference Center, 3700 S. Custer Rd., Monroe MI 48161).  Photos taken from the Dr. Frost collection.  Free … More 15th Annual Custer Week Events in Monroe, Michigan

A little Michigan war horse history

With the technological advances of the 20th century, it’s hard to imagine today the prominent role horses once played in warfare. Seeing the preview last night of the soon-to-be-released movie War Horse directed by Steven Spielberg reminded me of the horse history about famous Michigan war horses we’ve included in our soon-to-be-released Civil War travel … More A little Michigan war horse history

Hollywood and History: The story behind They Died with their Boots On.

To commemorate Custer Week in Monroe and the 75th anniversary of the movie They Died with Their Boots On, Father Vincent Heier, a Custer historian, shares his thoughts on the making and history of the movie which was used as a WWII propaganda tool. A Catholic priest from St. Louis, Missouri, Father Heier became fascinated … More Hollywood and History: The story behind They Died with their Boots On.

General Custer’s Monroe – 2012 Walking Tour Schedule

General Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour Saturdays: Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 8, Oct 6 – 1 PM to 3 PM (Today’s tour – Sep 8 – cancelled) $18 adult / $12 youth / advance registration required. (Ticket price does not include guide gratuities. While not mandatory, tips are always appreciated). Order tickets 3 or more … More General Custer’s Monroe – 2012 Walking Tour Schedule

Monroe County Historical Museum faces huge losses in 2011

Friends in history, the Monroe County Historical Museum needs your help! Become part of a new organization that’s forming called the Friends of the Museum.  The organization’s goal will be to work together to keep the museum’s doors open. Find out more at the Open House this Sunday, December 5th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The  Monroe County Historical Museum is … More Monroe County Historical Museum faces huge losses in 2011

September 16-20 Michigan at Gettysburg Deposit information

Reserve your seat/s for the September 16-20, 2010 Michigan at Gettysburg Bus Tour today! A $150 per person deposit reserves your seat/s. Deposits due by August 18, 2010. Final payment due August 31, 2010. Online Payment Click button below to pay by online by check or credit card. PayPal account not needed. Pay by Mail … More September 16-20 Michigan at Gettysburg Deposit information