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
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
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?
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
Reason for the Season Historic Monroe Church Walking/Public Transit Tour Saturday, December 17: noon to 4 PM (end time approximate) Ticket price: $30 (Order tickets by 5 PM Wednesday, December 14 and SAVE $5) MONROE CHURCH TOUR IS CANCELLED. Click here to order tickets Take a break from the hectic and demanding obligations of the secular … More Reason for the Season Historic Monroe Church Tour on December 17
Hometown History Tours Events Calendar If you’d like your history-related events listed below, please send a brief description of event/s along with contact information to k[underscore]risko[at]yahoo[dot]com November 4, 11, 18, December 2 Education Nights in the YHS Archives hosted by James Mann Ypsilanti Historical Museum, 220 North Huron Street, Ypsilanti. Free Popular movies will be … More November/December 2011 history-related events in southeast Michigan
To commemorate Custer Week in Monroe and the 75th anniversary of the movie They Died with Their Boots On, Father Vincent Heier, a Custer historian, shares his thoughts on the making and history of the movie which was used as a WWII propaganda tool. A Catholic priest from St. Louis, Missouri, Father Heier became fascinated … More Hollywood and History: The story behind They Died with their Boots On.
General Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour Saturday, Oct 5 (1PM to 4 PM / $25 Adults, $18 Youth REAL DEAL – Use discount code REALDEAL and get all tickets for only $16. Use discount code on adult regular ticket price to access discount. Offer valid through Sept 5, 2013 Tour departs from the front steps of the Monroe County … More General Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour
Robert S. Duncanson, “the best landscape painter in the West” by Ronda Stiffler While Robert S. Duncanson is well known in the American art world, some Monroe residents may not know that he, like many of them, grew up in Monroe. A self-trained painter of landscapes, portraits, still life and murals, Robert apprenticed as a … More Robert S. Duncanson, 19th century artist “best landscape painter in the West”
Greetings Everyone! I hope you’re enjoying summer. I can’t believe how July is just flying by. Have you noticed how many people have birthdays during this month? Three big ones: America (235 on July 4), (Detroit 310 on July 24) and me (forever 35 on July 8). To celebrate all these July birthdays, we’re offering … More Hometown History Tours July eBlast features big discounts