Woodward and Jefferson: markers and monuments commemorate Detroit’s rich history

History abounds at the corner of Detroit’s Woodward and Jefferson Avenue. Recently I spent a wonderful afternoon shooting pictures for my Civil War guide. I hadn’t been to Hart Plaza in years, but needed to visit this site for research. You see, a significant event occurred at the foot of Woodward during the Civil War. … More Woodward and Jefferson: markers and monuments commemorate Detroit’s rich history

Free admission to Detroit Historical Museum throughout July

The Detroit Historical Museum invites you to ” Come Explore Detroit’s History.” They’re sweetening the pot by offering FREE admission throughout July 2009. Regular Visitors Hours are: Wednesday through Friday – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m. Beat the heat and get in … More Free admission to Detroit Historical Museum throughout July

Mark McPherson to board bus and tell Major Horace Gray’s story

Hometown History Tours is pleased to announce that actor, author, historian Mark McPherson may step aboard the Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tour bus in front of the former Major Horace Gray home and provide a brief history on the Major. McPherson lives in the beautiful Grosse Ile home once occupied … More Mark McPherson to board bus and tell Major Horace Gray’s story

Scientists want to perform DNA test on Abraham Lincoln artifact. Many important Lincoln artifacts on display locally.

144 years after President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, scientists want to conduct DNA tests to determine if he had deadly brain cancer. Find important Lincoln artifacts and collections on display locally. … More Scientists want to perform DNA test on Abraham Lincoln artifact. Many important Lincoln artifacts on display locally.

Remember the Raisin! Monroe Battlefield almost a national park

2012 will mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Remember when you were a kid in school and you read about Dolly Madison grabbing the presidential paintings and saving them from a burning Washington D.C? Well that’s only a small part of the story. One of the bloodiest battles of this war took … More Remember the Raisin! Monroe Battlefield almost a national park