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

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

Dan Gilbert’s newest acquisition site of famous robbery that left cop dead

Like savvy players of the board game Monopoly, Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert is playing for real and amassing downtown Detroit properties at lightning speed. Seems like a new one every week. Multiple news sources have reported the purchase of the historic Detroit News Building located at 615 W. Lafayette by Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate Ventures. Acquisition of this 404,000 square-foot,  Albert … More Dan Gilbert’s newest acquisition site of famous robbery that left cop dead

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

Michigan Students Honored at 2014 National History Day

Michigan Students Honored at 2014 National History Day Michigan students were among the thousands of participants from across the United States and several territories competing in the 2014 National History Day Contest, which took place June 15 – 19, 2014, in College Park, Md. “This year’s theme—Rights and Responsibilities in History—was a wonderful platform for … More Michigan Students Honored at 2014 National History Day

Exciting update to our Incredible Journey to Midnight Lantern Tour

Our Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour returns with our first tour of the season on July 19.  We are thrilled to incorporate an exciting new addition this year – access inside the historic Second Baptist Church safe house. This is a major coup for us. When it comes to Detroit’s role in the Underground … More Exciting update to our Incredible Journey to Midnight Lantern Tour

Notorious 313 Detroit’s Original True Crime & Ghost Lantern Walking Tours

Notorious 313 Detroit’s Original True Crime & Ghost Lantern Walking Tours Where the “real crime” is not taking this tour! The tour that made news around the world is back for the third year! We have three cool tours to fright & delight. If you like your history on the sinister side, these tours are for … More Notorious 313 Detroit’s Original True Crime & Ghost Lantern Walking Tours