Woodward and Jefferson: markers and monuments commemorate Detroit’s rich history

History abounds at the corner of Detroit’s Woodward and Jefferson Avenue. Recently I spent a wonderful afternoon shooting pictures for my Civil War guide. I hadn’t been to Hart Plaza in years, but needed to visit this site for research. You see, a significant event occurred at the foot of Woodward during the Civil War. … More Woodward and Jefferson: markers and monuments commemorate Detroit’s rich history

Free admission to Detroit Historical Museum throughout July

The Detroit Historical Museum invites you to ” Come Explore Detroit’s History.” They’re sweetening the pot by offering FREE admission throughout July 2009. Regular Visitors Hours are: Wednesday through Friday – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m. Beat the heat and get in … More Free admission to Detroit Historical Museum throughout July

Hometown History Tours seeks printing quotes for guidebooks

Hometown History Tours is seeking quotes for future guidebooks. Specifics: Newsprint Six – 16 x 10.5 sheets –  folded and stapled – creates 24 pages final size 8 x10 Black and white except for cover and four inside pages so I believe I need 2.5 sheets in color. Quantity: 2500, 5000 & 10,000 Feel free … More Hometown History Tours seeks printing quotes for guidebooks

A rare look inside Colonel Brodhead’s office

For years I’ve driven by what remains of the office / library  that once belonged to Grosse Ile’s Colonel Thornton Fleming Brodhead, curious as to what the office looked like on the inside.   Brodhead served our great state of Michigan in many capacities including prosecuting attorney, deputy secretary of state and state senator. He was the owner … More A rare look inside Colonel Brodhead’s office

Mark McPherson to board bus and tell Major Horace Gray’s story

Hometown History Tours is pleased to announce that actor, author, historian Mark McPherson may step aboard the Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour bus in front of the former Major Horace Gray home and provide a brief history on the Major. McPherson lives in the beautiful Grosse Ile home once occupied … More Mark McPherson to board bus and tell Major Horace Gray’s story

[Press Release] June 13th Civil War Remembrance Tour honors hometown heroes from Detroit, Downriver and Monroe and promotes our region’s vibrant history

For Immediate Release Contact: Karin Risko, Director Hometown History Tours k_risko@yahoo.com   June 13th Civil War Remembrance Tour honors hometown heroes from Detroit, Downriver and Monroe and promotes our region’s vibrant history  Local tour company creates a historic Civil War trail by linking together related sites of interest  Grosse Ile, MI – June 2, 2009—While … More [Press Release] June 13th Civil War Remembrance Tour honors hometown heroes from Detroit, Downriver and Monroe and promotes our region’s vibrant history

June 13 Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance tour registration

June 13 Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Civil War Remembrance Tour For tour details, click here. To purchase tickets online or by mail, see below: Book now as June 13 seats are filling fast! Order your tickets online today. Click on the quantity options below. June 13, 2009: Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance … More June 13 Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance tour registration

Explore Detroit and Southeast Michigan – Tour Directory

Nothing to do? Broke? Can’t afford a vacation? Have out-of-town guests coming to visit but don’t know what sites to show them? Don’t worry, there’s lots to do and see right here in southeast Michigan. The organized tours listed below will help you get out and explore your town.  As a hometown tourist, you’ll see … More Explore Detroit and Southeast Michigan – Tour Directory