For Immediate Release: Canton resident Kristina Austin Scarcelli sings Civil War songs at 170th Custer Birthday Celebration this Saturday Grosse Ile, MI – December 3, 2009-Canton’s Kristina Austin Scarcelli will perform Civil War era songs on Saturday, December 5, 2009 to commemorate the 170th birthday of America’s most controversial military leader General George Armstrong Custer … More Daughter of 24th Michigan to sing at Saturday’s Custer 170th Birthday Celebration
For Immediate Release Contact: Karin Risko, Director of Hometown History Tours Local historians discuss Custer’s Michigan connection Sunday on Irish radio Grosse Ile, MI – November 6, 2009 – Monroe’s Steve Alexander and Monroe County Historical Museum Assistant Director David Ingall talk Custer across the pond on Sunday evening, November 8, 2009, as guests of … More Local historians to discuss Custer’s Michigan connection Sunday on Irish radi
Hometown History Tours is pleased to announce a special December 5th tour and celebration to commemorate the 170th birthday of Civil War General George Armstrong Custer, commander of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade and America’s youngest general. Custer 170th Birthday Celebration & Historic Hometown Holiday Tour Saturday, December 5, 2009 10 AM to 3:30 PM We … More Custer 170th Birthday Celebration and Historic Hometown Holiday Tour
Monroe County Historical Museum presents an excellent weekend of historical programming in conjunction with the city’s annual Custer Week. For further information, contact David Ingall, MCHM assistant director at 734 240-7782 Donovin Sprague, educational director of the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota will be the headlining speaker on Sunday, October 4, 2009. Mr. Sprague, … More Crazy Horse descendant, noted historians speak at MCHM program during upcoming Custer Week
RESTORATION OF A DETROIT ICON A labor of love on our Boblo boat Dockside tours could be as early as next summer BY JOHN GALLAGHER FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER The Boblo boat Ste. Claire, which sailed through Detroit’s past, is getting ready to sail into its future, too. Thanks to years of volunteer work and … More A labor of love on our Boblo Boat – Detroit Free Press article
Donovin Sprague, reknowned Native American author and educational director of the Crazy Horse Memorial, is the keynote speaker at this year’s Custer Week celebration that takes place October 3rd – 10th in the famous General’s hometown of Monroe, Michigan. Sprague, a direct descendant of Hump and Crazy Horse, will speak about Hump and Crazy Horse … More Donovin Sprague, descendent of Crazy Horse and Hump, speaks at 2009 Custer Week program.
Down the Crooked Road to Anarchy is the theme of this year’s Lantern Tours, a popular annual event, put on by the Monroe County Historical Museum. Step back in time 200 years to an autumn Frenchtown eve in 1809, where you’re invited to attend a Harvest Soiree in honor of Michigan Territorial Governor William Hull. … More Monroe County Historical Museum’s popular Lantern Tour tickets on sale soon
Called the Lion of the Senate, the late U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy made his mark on American history and will long be remembered for his legacy of championing the causes of those less fortunate. While long forgotten, two 19th century Senators from Michigan made a huge impact on our nation’s history as well. Some historians … More Two Michigan Senators made mark on American history
Historical elegance, legendary design, modern amenities – that’s what the Park Shelton offers. In addition to upscale living, two new businesses have opened within this Midtown landmark: Leopold’s Books and Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes. This is a major coup for preservationists. However, in order for any of these ventures to be successful, they … More Detroit’s Park Shelton revitalized – two new businesses invite you to their grand opening
Some George Armstrong Custer facts: Aside from President Abraham Lincoln, more books have been written about George Custer than any other Civil War figure. Custer’s nickname was Autie. The name came about because he could not pronounce Armstrong as a child. Even as a young boy, Custer was enamored with the military. He happily accompanied … More Custer trivia. Did you know?