• Upcoming tours: Elmwood Cemetery and Palmer Park

    by  • October 3, 2011 • Events • 2 Comments

    If you’ve ever longed for the chance to hang out with me while I blog at you in person, the time has come!

    This month, I will be traipsing around Detroit telling all sorts of long-winded stories about the city, its people, and its past.

    October 15:  Elmwood Cemetery

    In collusion with the League of Adventurous Detroiters and Atlas Obscura, join me as I introduce you to some of my favorite permanent residents of one of Michigan’s oldest and most historic cemeteries.

    We’ll talk about the Battle of Bloody Run, then meet some politicians, brewers, soldiers, sailors, fur traders, frontiersmen and one hysterical Victorian actress. Maybe also a cursed cholera victim.

    You can sign up here. (PLEASE NOTE: As of 10/9/11, the map that accompanies the event listing is incorrect. We will work on a correction; meanwhile, here is a correct map.)

    October 22: Palmer Park

    The wonderful People for Palmer Park are hosting this event to raise funds to winterize Senator Palmer’s Log Cabin. Why winterize? So restoration can begin apace in the spring, of course!

    But even if this were just for kicks, I’d be honored to help share the history of this tremendous park with the world. Learn more about the log cabin, the old Spanish bell, Merrill Fountain, and the stunningly beautiful¬†apartment district, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Afterward there are HAYRIDES! Yay, fall!

    You can register here.

    Still working on that book release party! Details soon!

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    2 Responses to Upcoming tours: Elmwood Cemetery and Palmer Park

    1. Sue
      October 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      Is it possible that the map for the Elmwood Cemetery tour on Oct. 15th is incorrect? I went to the Obscura Society site RE the tour, and the map shows an Elmwood Avenue north of 14 Mile Road. Just thought you might want to check that out.

      BTW … I enjoy your blog!

    2. amy
      October 9, 2011 at 8:13 am

      Thanks Sue! And good catch — that map is definitely wrong. I will check with the Obscura team and see if we can get it fixed!

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