I was Honored to Speak at the Michigan Historical Museum “Plowshares into Swords” Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

During the kick-off of the Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial on April 12, 2011, the 150th anniversary of the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter, I was honored to speak at the ribbon-cutting for the new exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing. “Plowshares to Swords” is a special exhibit exploring how the Civil War changed
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Michigan Historical Museum “Plowshares into Swords” Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

As we kick off the Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial next week, I am so very blessed to have the opportunity to speak at the ribbon-cutting for the new exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing on Tuesday, April 12th. I encourage everyone to visit this important new exhibit and all of the exciting living
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“Born Killers: The Iron Brigade” Tomorrow on the History Channel

“Born Killers: The Iron Brigade” will be presented on the History Channel tomorrow, March 1, 2011 at 7 a.m. EST as part of its Civil War Journal series. Don’t miss it!

2011 Super Bowl XLV: Eminem and Chrysler’s “Imported From Detroit” Commercial

I admit it, I don’t really watch the Super Bowl for the football. My interest revolves mainly around the preshow and half-time entertainment … and the commercials. So, football aside, here is my take on the game: Eminem and Chrysler’s “Imported From Detroit” commercial wins the “Best Super Bowl Ad Award” hands down. We born
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Daytripping in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Jason and I had a lovely day today in Frankenmuth, Michigan — despite the bitter cold weather. Even without snow, we couldn’t help but be in the Christmas spirit after spending several hours shopping at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland. And the chicken dinner at the Bavarian Inn was to die for! A day to remember always!
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At “Times Like These”, You Can’t Help But be Proud to be a Native Michigander!

My ancestors were among the early 19th century settlers who helped to make the City of Detroit great.  Five generations of my family have lived, worked, and died here.  So I know first-hand that when the going gets tough, Michiganders just get tougher.  With the grit and tenacity of its people, the City of Detroit
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Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial Website Unveiled Today

The Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial website was unveiled today at the State of Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee’s Civil War History Partners Steering Group event in Lansing. You can click the link below to visit the website: micivilwar.org The Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial logo was also announced, as seen below.

“The House is Haunted (By the Echo of Your Last Goodbye)” Now Available

Just in time for Halloween, I’ve released a cover of the 1934 torch jazz song, “The House is Haunted (By the Echo of Your Last Goodbye)”, which was featured in the Ziegfeld Follies Broadway and radio revues sung by Jane Froman. Words and music by Billy Rose and Basil G. Adlam. Copyright 1934 Donaldson, Douglas,
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Through the Gates of Eloise (Eloise Hospital, formerly known as the Wayne County Poorhouse and Asylum)

Welcome to Eloise Hospital (formerly known as the Wayne County Poorhouse and Asylum) on Michigan Avenue in Westland, Michigan. Eloise is said to be one of the most haunted locations in southeastern Michigan. In 1839, Wayne County, Michigan purchased the Black Horse Tavern, a stagecoach stop located here on the Chicago Road, for use as
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Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne Needs Your Vote to Receive a National Trust for Historic Places Grant

Historic Fort Wayne Coalition Vice-Chairman Bob Hovansian has entered Historic Fort Wayne into a National Trust for Historic Places Grant Community Challenge worth $25,000. The money is being petitioned for the rehabilitation of the 1905 Post Headquarters building. Through Mr. Hovansian’s tireless efforts, the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition has made it past three phases of
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