Superstar Actors/Historical Reenactors needed for amazing Detroit UGRR tour

Casting Call! Superstar Actors/Historical Reenactors needed for amazing Detroit UGRR lantern tour Do you possess a flair for the dramatic and like being the center of attention? Are you outgoing, enthusiastic, and passionate about history? Are you a quick study who can learn lines quickly? Can you take on a persona from Detroit’s incredible history … More Superstar Actors/Historical Reenactors needed for amazing Detroit UGRR tour

Casting Call! Notorious 313 True Crime & Ghost Tour Guides Wanted

Casting Call! Notorious 313 Detroit’s Original True Crime and Ghost Tours – the tours that made news around the world – are back! We need *Superstars* to join our team. Do you possess a flair for drama and love to be the center of attention? Can you weave a spell-binding tale from a few facts? Think … More Casting Call! Notorious 313 True Crime & Ghost Tour Guides Wanted

Detroit’s first mayor elected 190 years ago today

On April 4, 1825 – 190 years ago today, Detroiters elected their first mayor John R Williams. He served four more one-year terms as mayor in 1830, 44, 45 and 46. The street John R bears his name. Some things you may not know about John R. Williams: French was his native language. Williams had owned … More Detroit’s first mayor elected 190 years ago today

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.

Detroit a top 25 domestic travel destination in 2015

Where will Americans travel in 2015? Detroit! says Hotels.com. DALLAS, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Robots that service hotel guests, the emergence of marijuana tourism and the rise of several Midwest destinations – these are some of the trends that marked the year in U.S. travel.  As 2014 draws to a close, Hotels.com® has compiled an analysis … More Detroit a top 25 domestic travel destination in 2015

CELEBRATE FRENCH CANADIAN HERITAGE DAY AT THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM

DETROIT – The Detroit Historical Museum is joining a number of locations around the state hosting celebrations of the region’s French Canadian heritage on Friday, October 3 from 1 – 3 p.m. This family-friendly event is FREE. Join us at 1 p.m. to hear French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan members Diane Wolford Sheppard and Suzanne … More CELEBRATE FRENCH CANADIAN HERITAGE DAY AT THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Detroit Historical Society summer film series starts Sunday, July 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Bob Sadler 313.833.7937 or 313.819.5761 (cell) bobsadler@detroithistorical.org THE DETROIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY KICKS OFF ITS SUMMER FILM SERIES WITH TWO FILMS AT THE DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM AND THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM ON SUNDAY, JULY 13 DETROIT – Get out of the heat and get into the Detroit Historical Museum or the … More Detroit Historical Society summer film series starts Sunday, July 13

News from Hometown History Tours – 2014 Summer Season

Dear Friends, Happy summer!  Can you believe it? Seems like winter lasted forever. Spring was a blip. Now summer is flying by.  We’re back The old adage “better late than never” sure applies to Hometown History Tours this year! Have to admit, it’s been a monumental task getting biz up and running in what should … More News from Hometown History Tours – 2014 Summer Season

Detroit UGRR walking tour now includes access into authentic safe house

Detroit Underground Railroad walking tour returns with exciting authentic inclusion – access to historic Croghan Street Station  Detroit, MI – June 23, 2014 –The Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour returns to the streets of downtown Detroit in July with an exciting new addition – access inside the historic Second Baptist Church safe … More Detroit UGRR walking tour now includes access into authentic safe house