Monroe County Historical Museum presents an excellent weekend of historical programming in conjunction with the city’s annual Custer Week. For further information, contact David Ingall, MCHM assistant director at 734 240-7782 Donovin Sprague, educational director of the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota will be the headlining speaker on Sunday, October 4, 2009. Mr. Sprague, … More Crazy Horse descendant, noted historians speak at MCHM program during upcoming Custer Week
Down the Crooked Road to Anarchy is the theme of this year’s Lantern Tours, a popular annual event, put on by the Monroe County Historical Museum. Step back in time 200 years to an autumn Frenchtown eve in 1809, where you’re invited to attend a Harvest Soiree in honor of Michigan Territorial Governor William Hull. … More Monroe County Historical Museum’s popular Lantern Tour tickets on sale soon
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
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