Ford’s Forgotten Plant: Birthplace of the Model T

“The thing to remember when you hear people bashing Detroit is it’s the largest engineering center in the world. Detroit took this country from mud roads to suburban sprawl connected by ribbons of concrete and on to the moon.” … More Ford’s Forgotten Plant: Birthplace of the Model T

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Hometown History Tours virtual ticket office

Book Tours By Mail 1. Call 734.642.5712 first to  make phone reservation 2. Follow by mailing check for appropriate amount to: Hometown History Tours 24401 Hickory Drive Grosse Ile, MI 48138 Book tickets online using PayPal ! Click on links of desired tours and dates below Lunch and Learn Day Excursions (In-depth half and full … More Hometown History Tours virtual ticket office

Rules for Teachers Courtesy of East Detroit Historical Society

I came across the East Detroit Historical Society web page featuring the East Detroit Public Schools 1872 Halfway Schoolhouse. While I found the schoolhouse history, photographs and descriptions very interesting, as a former teacher, I really enjoyed the rules teachers had to follow. People always question the validity of  affirmative action laws, etc. You only … More Rules for Teachers Courtesy of East Detroit Historical Society

Become a Southeast Michigan Heritage Tourism Ambassador

Promote your business AND the great heritage tourism opportunities in southeast Michigan! How? Become a SEMHTA – a  Southeast Michigan Heritage Tourism Ambassador. As a SEMHTA, you’ll not only market your product or services, but – more importantly –  you’ll market the region’s rich history by sponsoring two media and/or tourism professionals at the March … More Become a Southeast Michigan Heritage Tourism Ambassador

Daughter of 24th Michigan to sing at Saturday’s Custer 170th Birthday Celebration

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

Local historians to discuss Custer’s Michigan connection Sunday on Irish radi

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