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

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

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

Controversial Custer: Was George a hero, zero or ordinary American?

What does General George Armstrong Custer have in common with likes of President Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Kim Kardashian and LeBron James? Well, although 136 years have passed since Custer’s defeat and death at the Battle of Little Big Horn, the mere mention of his name today still evokes a storm of  vitriol, hate and … More Controversial Custer: Was George a hero, zero or ordinary American?

2012 Resolution: Sites to see in Detroit & southeast Michigan

So much great history and so little time. Therefore, rather than resolve to diet or exercise, I resolve to personally uncover and experience the historic treasures located right in my own backyard in 2012. While I hope to see much more, I think this list of must-sees is a great start. What do you think? … More 2012 Resolution: Sites to see in Detroit & southeast Michigan