Wanted: bloggers with passion for local history

Do you like to write? Are you passionate about local history (southeast Michigan)? Are you interested in promoting tourism within our region? Can you seek out interesting topics, research them thoroughly and deliver a concise but interesting written account? If so, Hometown History Tours needs you! What we need Hometown History Tours is seeking freelance … More Wanted: bloggers with passion for local history

Author events for Glory, Valor, & Sacrifice: Michigan Sites Significant to the Civil War

Upcoming author events for Karin Risko and David Ingall, co-authors of Glory, Valor and Sacrifice: Michigan Sites Significant to the Civil War Want us to speak at your event, provide a custom Civil War tour of your area, or appear at a book signing? Let’s talk! Give us a call at 734.642.5712. If you’d like … More Author events for Glory, Valor, & Sacrifice: Michigan Sites Significant to the Civil War

Detroit, SE Michigan History Happenings for November, December 2012

History Happenings – November, December 2012 We’ll be adding more events so keep coming back! Want your event listed here? Email brief details to k_risko@yahoo.com November 19 to January 1 Historic Trinity Lutheran Holiday Church Tours 9 AM to 4 PM Weekdays (or by appt) / 1345 Gratiot Avenue, downtown Detroit View this historic cathedral … More Detroit, SE Michigan History Happenings for November, December 2012

Weekend Meanderings: Touring Detroit’s Islandview Village

“Explore southeast Michigan and allow its storied past to unfold” is the tagline of Hometown History Tours. Being one who likes to practice what I preach, I  enjoy setting out on sunny afternoons, armed with a camera and notepad, to explore urban and suburban neighborhoods, quaint downtown districts, cemeteries, churches, etc. Recently, I was invited … More Weekend Meanderings: Touring Detroit’s Islandview Village

Midtown Unmasked Detroit True Crime / Ghost Tour

MIDTOWN Unmasked True Crime / Ghost Tour (Walking/Partial Bus Tour)   10/27/12 Note – Thank you for your interest in public tours offered by Hometown History Tours.  While I so looked forward to the fall season to launch 2 new true crime/ghost tours (Notorious 3.1.3 & Day of the Dead Downriver Bus Tour) as well … More Midtown Unmasked Detroit True Crime / Ghost Tour

Happily NEVER After Detroit Walking/People Mover Tour

Happily Never After (Walking/People Mover Tour) Thursday Nights: June 13, July 18, Aug 15, Sep 19 / 7 PM to 10 PM / $25 Looking for a unique bachelorette/bachelor party activity? Why not book a private Happily Never After Tour? Call 734.642.6412 for details! Tours depart promptly from outside the Greektown People Mover Station. Early … More Happily NEVER After Detroit Walking/People Mover Tour

Sightseeing tour brings “Pure Michigan” feeling to Southeast Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sightseeing Tour Showcases Best of Southeast Michigan Grosse Ile, MI – June 15, 2012 – A great lake, a national park, an international wildlife refuge, a naval air station where a former president once trained, a historic home once belonging to one of our nation’s most controversial military leaders, remnants of the … More Sightseeing tour brings “Pure Michigan” feeling to Southeast Michigan

Bicentennial of the War of 1812 update from The Henry Ford

Note: The following information was sent out by The Henry Ford Since May of 2010, The Henry Ford, in cooperation with the First Regiment of Volunteers has embarked on several new and exciting expressions of the War of 1812. The Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is upon us and we invite you to join … More Bicentennial of the War of 1812 update from The Henry Ford

Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Lantern Walking To

Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Lantern Walking Tour All Aboard the famous train without tracks Saturdays: June 18, July 23, Aug 13, Sep 17 / 7 PM (tour lasts 2.5-3 hours) $35 Adults / $20 Youth (17 and under).  Tours depart promptly from inside Second Baptist Church, 441 Monroe Street, Detroit 48226 (Contact Hometown … More Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Lantern Walking To