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

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

General Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour kicks off Custer Week

Custer Week Kickoff!  General Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour $16 Adult / $5 Youth Tour originates in front of the Monroe Historical Museum, 126 South Monroe, Monroe For more details or to order tickets, click here. Stroll through historic downtown Monroe and walk where the famous General George Armstrong Custer once lived. The General himself, portrayed … More General Custer’s Monroe Walking Tour kicks off Custer Week

Cycling in the City: Detroit Bike History

While you’ll see a few brave souls battling the elements during inclement weather, during warm weather months, Detroiters – on bikes – hit the streets en masse. Cycling in the city on bike isn’t a new phenomena. An affinity for two-wheeled transportation dates back to the 19th century.  Cycling in the City: Detroit Bike History … More Cycling in the City: Detroit Bike History

Midtown Unmasked Detroit True Crime / Ghost Tour

MIDTOWN Unmasked True Crime / Ghost Tour (Walking/Partial Bus Tour)   10/27/12 Note – Thank you for your interest in public tours offered by Hometown History Tours.  While I so looked forward to the fall season to launch 2 new true crime/ghost tours (Notorious 3.1.3 & Day of the Dead Downriver Bus Tour) as well … More Midtown Unmasked Detroit True Crime / Ghost Tour