Looking back. Photos from our very first bus tour.

Tonight we’re taking a stroll down memory lane. Featured photos in this post are of our very first tour – Glory, Valor & Sacrifice: SE Michigan Civil War Tour which took place June 12, 2009. It was an ambitious tour with stops in Detroit, Grosse Ile, and Monroe including Fort Wayne, Belle Isle, Elmwood Cemetery, Campus Martius, Woodmere … More Looking back. Photos from our very first bus tour.

IHM Sisters – educating girls to green living – a history of innovation

Visited the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Motherhouse campus in Monroe, Michigan yesterday and learned many interesting things. I’ll share a few here, but I highly recommend taking a tour for yourself. Their history is very interesting as is their mission and servitude today. A few things 1) Belgium-born priest Louis Florent … More IHM Sisters – educating girls to green living – a history of innovation

15th Annual Custer Week Events in Monroe, Michigan

Monroe Michigan’s 15th Annual Custer Week Events October 5-13, 2013 Submitted by Sherri Schreiner, Friends of Monroe County Historical MuseumA Custer in Black and White October 1 – 31, 2013 Ellis Reference Department, 2nd Floor (Ellis Library and Reference Center, 3700 S. Custer Rd., Monroe MI 48161).  Photos taken from the Dr. Frost collection.  Free … More 15th Annual Custer Week Events in Monroe, Michigan

General Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour kicks off Custer Week

Custer Week Kickoff!  General Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour $16 Adult / $5 Youth Tour originates in front of the Monroe Historical Museum, 126 South Monroe, Monroe For more details or to order tickets, click here. Stroll through historic downtown Monroe and walk where the famous General George Armstrong Custer once lived. The General himself, portrayed … More General Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour kicks off Custer Week

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

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

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