Michigan at Antietam Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour

To commemorate the contributions of Michigan regiments at Antietam, the bloodiest single day of the Civil War, the Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee is hosting a bus tour to the battlefield in August. The Michigan at Antietam motor coach tour will depart from the metro-Detroit area early in the morning on Friday, August 24 and … More Michigan at Antietam Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour

Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour of the famous General’s hometown today

A special walking tour of General George Armstrong Custer’s hometown is being offered today following the dedication ceremony and activities of the Monroe County Civil War Monument. The tour begins at 4:30 PM from the Hometown History Tours exhibit table at the Sawyer House. Today’s tour is offered at $1.50 to commemorate the sesquicentennial of … More Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour of the famous General’s hometown today

Monroe County Civil War Monument Unveiling on Sunday, May 27

Monroe County Civil War Monument Unveiling Commemorating the fallen from Monroe County Sunday, May 27, 2012 12 Noon to 4 PM* Location: Soldiers and Sailors Park / Sawyer House (*Hometown History Tours walking tour led by Michigan Cavalry Brigade Commander General George Custer follows. See description below) Activities before and after the dedication ceremony Mini … More Monroe County Civil War Monument Unveiling on Sunday, May 27

Remembering the Raisin this weekend with War of 1812 activities at nation’s newest national park

 The River Raisin National Battlefield Park commemorates the mustering of militia for the War of 1812 this weekend with scheduled events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. The “War of 1812: A Nation Forged by War” exhibit developed by the National Museum of the United States Navy … More Remembering the Raisin this weekend with War of 1812 activities at nation’s newest national park

Insight into Detroit’s historic Black Bottom and Lafayette Park neighborhoods

Inside Lafayette Park, a multi-event design celebration, focuses on the area’s modern architecture by renowned architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe as well as the historic predominantly black neighborhood called Black Bottom due to the  rich soil found there which preceded Lafayette Park. Inside Lafayette Park runs from  April 14 through April 22 at Lafayette … More Insight into Detroit’s historic Black Bottom and Lafayette Park neighborhoods

Civil War guide book signing in Monroe, Michigan on Saturday

David Ingall and Karin Risko, coauthors of the travel guide Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: Michigan Sites Significant to the Civil War, will be signing copies of their new release at the Book Nook in Monroe, Michigan on Saturday, March 31. The book signing will take place from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Following the book … More Civil War guide book signing in Monroe, Michigan on Saturday

Hometown History Tours presents Civil War guidebook to Senator Stabenow

United States Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan was the featured speaker at last Sunday’s Women History Celebration hosted by the Grosse Ile Women’s History Committee and the Downriver Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The afternoon event was held at Grosse Ile’s historic St. James Church. Senator Stabenow, Michigan’s first female United … More Hometown History Tours presents Civil War guidebook to Senator Stabenow

Detroit Riverkeeper Dinner: Protecting our region’s greatest asset

To most locals, the beautiful Detroit River, our region’s lifeblood, is taken for granted. I, personally, think it’s  one of our most under appreciated assets, especially since it has played a huge role in the history and development of our entire region. It’s also a great recreational gem for sightseeing, watersports and fishing. The Friends … More Detroit Riverkeeper Dinner: Protecting our region’s greatest asset

March Civil War speakers at Monroe County Historical Museum

On Sunday, March 11, 2012 the Monroe County Historical Museum will launch the  special ongoing program One Book, One Community of Monroe County. Featured speakers at the inaugural event are Karin Risko and David Ingall, co-authors of Glory, Valor & Sacrifice:  Michigan Sites Significant to the Civil War, a comprehensive Michigan history travel guide featuring … More March Civil War speakers at Monroe County Historical Museum