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.
The Old Mill Museum located at 242 Toledo Street, Dundee, Michigan is hosting a Museum Appreciation Day on Sunday, September 27, 2009. The party – a thank you to residents and visitors for their past support – takes place from noon to 4 PM. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the museum and … More Dundee Old Mill Museum Hosts Appreciation Day
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
The bad thing about Internet research is it’s too difficult to stay on task. Somehow I just ended up at the Historic Boston-Edison.org website. Of course, I found the website facinating and had to spend quite some time here. I discovered that for only $15,000 you can buy the 2522 Chicago Boulevard home once belonging … More Historic Boston Edison District provides glimpse into Detroit’s prominent past
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?
Reprint of August 2008 interview with Donald P. Schwarck on Detroit Mayor K.C. Barker and his friendship with General Custer. Barker was mayor of Detroit during the final year of the Civil War. Custer Q & A with Donald P. Schwarck, author of a KC Barker monograph that he plans to publish someday. Donald P. … More Detroit Mayor K.C. Barker & General Custer
Battle of the River Raisin (War of 1812) Saturday: Sept 26 The War of 1812 usually doesn’t rank much interest when it comes to United States history, yet it’s considered by many as America’s second war for independence. The War of 1812 is filled with intrigue, drama and debate. Imagine the nation’s capital city set … More Hometown History Tours announces two Monroe, MI walking tours