Looking back. Photos from our very first bus tour.

Tonight we’re taking a stroll down memory lane. Featured photos in this post are of our very first tour – Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: SE Michigan Civil War Tour which took place June 12, 2009. It was an ambitious tour with stops in Detroit, Grosse Ile, and Monroe including Fort Wayne, Belle Isle, Elmwood Cemetery, Campus Martius, Woodmere … More Looking back. Photos from our very first bus tour.

Detroit a top 25 domestic travel destination in 2015

Where will Americans travel in 2015? Detroit! says Hotels.com. DALLAS, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Robots that service hotel guests, the emergence of marijuana tourism and the rise of several Midwest destinations – these are some of the trends that marked the year in U.S. travel.  As 2014 draws to a close, Hotels.com® has compiled an analysis … More Detroit a top 25 domestic travel destination in 2015

Help wanted: Notorious 313 research & development, tour guides for 2015

HELP WANTED: Would you like to be on the R&D team for Notorious 313 Detroit’s Original True Crime & Ghost Tour or work as a tour guide in 2015? R & D Team Member Notorious 313 tour research and development is a project-based, contract position. Must be willing to spend time at Burton Collection perusing … More Help wanted: Notorious 313 research & development, tour guides for 2015

Gary Grimshaw headlines four new Detroit Historical Museum exhibit openings

Starting Saturday, October 18, visitors to the Detroit Historical Museum have the opportunity to check out four new exhibitions and displays: Gary Grimshaw: Detroit’s Counterculture Poster Artist, St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center: Windows of Opportunity in the Community Gallery, Detroiters Paint Detroit: 1930s in our Detroit Artists Showcase, and a refreshed array of artifacts … More Gary Grimshaw headlines four new Detroit Historical Museum exhibit openings

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

Detroit Historical Society summer film series starts Sunday, July 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Bob Sadler 313.833.7937 or 313.819.5761 (cell) bobsadler@detroithistorical.org THE DETROIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY KICKS OFF ITS SUMMER FILM SERIES WITH TWO FILMS AT THE DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM AND THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM ON SUNDAY, JULY 13 DETROIT – Get out of the heat and get into the Detroit Historical Museum or the … More Detroit Historical Society summer film series starts Sunday, July 13

IHM Sisters – educating girls to green living – a history of innovation

Visited the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Motherhouse campus in Monroe, Michigan yesterday and learned many interesting things. I’ll share a few here, but I highly recommend taking a tour for yourself. Their history is very interesting as is their mission and servitude today. A few things 1) Belgium-born priest Louis Florent … More IHM Sisters – educating girls to green living – a history of innovation

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