Hometown History Tours announces two Monroe, MI walking tours

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

Seats still available for June 13 Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour

Today is Friday, June 12. I do still have seats available for tomorrow’s Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour so don’t miss out. Order tickets online (I get instant notification of that) or give me a call and bring a check tomorrow. We have three of the best Civil War experts … More Seats still available for June 13 Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour

[Press Release] June 13th Civil War Remembrance Tour honors hometown heroes from Detroit, Downriver and Monroe and promotes our region’s vibrant history

For Immediate Release Contact: Karin Risko, Director Hometown History Tours k_risko@yahoo.com   June 13th Civil War Remembrance Tour honors hometown heroes from Detroit, Downriver and Monroe and promotes our region’s vibrant history  Local tour company creates a historic Civil War trail by linking together related sites of interest  Grosse Ile, MI – June 2, 2009—While … More [Press Release] June 13th Civil War Remembrance Tour honors hometown heroes from Detroit, Downriver and Monroe and promotes our region’s vibrant history

War of 1812 Militia Muster Days at Monroe’s Navarre Anderson Trading Post

War of 1812 Militia Muster Days at Navarre Anderson Trading Post Friday, May 29, 2008 – 7 PM – French-Canadian folktales and legends Saturday, May 30, 2009 – 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday, May 31, 2009 –  9 AM to 3 PM The 1st Kentucky Regiment (War of 1812 living history unit) and the Monroe Historical Museums … More War of 1812 Militia Muster Days at Monroe’s Navarre Anderson Trading Post

May 14: Monroe County Soldiers in the Civil War presentation

Monroe County Historical Museum Assistant Director Dave Ingall presents Monroe County Soldiers in the Civil War at the Ellis Reference & Information Center, 3700 South Custer Road, Monroe, on Thursday, May 14, 2009.   His talk will cover the Michigan Regiments that had large numbers of Monroe County men. He’ll go into detail about the … More May 14: Monroe County Soldiers in the Civil War presentation

Thanks for spreading the word about 2009 Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour

A big thank you to the following sources for spreading the word about our first ever Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Civil War Remembrance Tours.  Monroe County Historical Museum included us in their monthly newsletter. The phones been ringing!  Pure Michigan event listing Michigan Civil War Blog Metro Times calendar listing

Invitation to southeast Michigan government officials, community leaders & anyone interested in promoting our history and tourism

You’re invited Please join Hometown History Tours on our inaugural bus tour Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour Saturday, May 30, 2009. This first ever bus tour features dozens of sites significant to our Nation’s fight to preserve the Union. It also coincides with the release of our first local guidebook … More Invitation to southeast Michigan government officials, community leaders & anyone interested in promoting our history and tourism

Trevilian Station Exhibit – Custer’s Captured Booty Collection

The Battle of Trevilian Station exhibit at the Monroe County Historical Museum is – you could say – a homecoming of sorts. The collection contains General George Armstrong Custer’s personal effects captured on June 11, 1864 by Confederates at Trevilian Station, Virginia. Eric J. Wittenberg calls this battle “Custer’s First Last Stand: The Battle of … More Trevilian Station Exhibit – Custer’s Captured Booty Collection