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

Special Black History Month Detroit Underground Railroad Bus Tour

Incredible Journey to Midnight: Detroit Underground Railroad Tour Special Black History Month Bus Tour Saturday: Feb 23 / 1:30 PM / $35 Adult, $25 Youth (Group rates available for parties of 12 or more. Call 734.642.5712 for details). Tour  rescheduled for April or May.  Email k_risko@yahoo.com to be notified when date is determined. Thank you! … More Special Black History Month Detroit Underground Railroad Bus Tour

Sordid criminal past is grave matter for U of M and other venerable US instutions

Thoroughly enjoying my latest read, Wicked Washtenaw County: Strange Tales of the Grisly and Unexplained by local author James Thomas Mann. Only half-way through this 120 page book, but I’ve already learned some interesting new historical tidbits. A) An Ann Arbor resident and convicted murderer who was sentenced to death by execution (1843) may have been … More Sordid criminal past is grave matter for U of M and other venerable US instutions

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

Civil War Day at Monroe County Historical Museum

Civil War Day at the Museum As part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial series, on Saturday, September 17th the Monroe County Historical Museum hosts a “Civil War Day” with authors, book signings, and presentations throughout the day. Admission pass is $4 per adult, $2 per child, 5 and under are free. The pass enables paid visitors … More Civil War Day at Monroe County Historical Museum

SE MI Heritage Tourism Networking Event speaker bio: Yolanda Uddin

Yolanda Uddin is the Chief Operations Officer at the beautiful Historic First Congregational Church of Detroit  also known as Old First.  In her position, she handles the marketing of Old First’s rental facilities, hospitality services, and group tours of the Underground Railroad Living Museum. She supervises a dedicated staff that works hard to make every event … More SE MI Heritage Tourism Networking Event speaker bio: Yolanda Uddin