The Michigan WWI Centennial Commission and Michigan Military Heritage Museum honored the metal band Sabaton for bringing the history of World War One alive for their fans.
The time traveling machine in Whitehall, Michigan is a smoking deal at only $10 a person. You can experience 10,000 years in just a few hours at the Michigan Heritage Park. The interpreters are hands down the best.
For 50 years, the Waterloo Area Historical Society has celebrated “Michigan Farm Life” on Pioneer Day at the Waterloo Farm Museum. It is a slice of 19th century farm Americana. Think an intimate Henry Ford Museum, but way better.
In early October we were lucky enough to snag tickets for Bailey’s Haunted Detroit Tour. I promised her I wouldn’t give away the tour route, but I had to share a few highlights from the tour. Not the haunted stories, you’ll need to sign-up for a tour. Read on for the highlights of Bailey’s history lesson.
We raised a glass for a good cause at the Boat House Beer Fest, a restoration fundraiser for the Friends of Detroit Rowing at the Belle Isle Boat House.
The Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is also known as the “Castle of the Straits”. It marks the junction of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. From 1892 until 1957, the lighthouse helped ships navigate the perilous waters of the Straits of Mackinac.
Colonial Michilimackinac is the last exit before Mackinaw Bridge and is packed with history and photo opportunities. It was the first stop on our 2017 Michigan Tour of Places we’ve always said we wanted to checkout or did and can’t remember. I think you could safely call it the 2017 Michigan Middle Age Tour
Hundreds of classic and exotic cars lines the streets of downtown Ann Arbor for the annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show.
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race zoomed in for a pit stop at Ypsilanti’s Depot Town to the delight of vintage car buffs.
In late April, a car load of Yankees made a road trip to Nashville. We returned to Michigan with new cowboy boots, a slight hangover and an eagerness to return.
For great food in a beautiful and historic former stage coach stop, take a drive to the White Horse Inn the oldest restaurant in Michigan.
Christmas on the Farm is a fun and intriguing snapshot of the holiday season on an 1880’s Michigan farm at the Waterloo Area Farm Museum.
The Michigan Military Heritage Museum in Grass Lake, Michigan is telling our veterans’ stories. They’ve got a megaphone and their stories are powerful, so listen up!
Michigan’s Dexter Cider Mill is the quintessential fall experience! Cider, ginger snaps and a tranquil spot on the beautiful Huron River to enjoy fall color. Afterward, we added a dash more color with a hike in Stinchfield Woods.
Legs Inn is a Historic site and for nearly 90 years has served delicious authentic Polish cuisine. It has been described as one of Michigan’s “most unusual architectural marvels” and is quietly perched on Lake Michigan’s upper coast in Cross Village.
During our own Genealogy Roadshow, we found a collection of museums dedicated to area history: Grass Lake Area Historical Connections (GLAHC).