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Civil War Recruiting Day June 20 in Royal Oak

June 18th 2015

Civil War Recruiting Day June 20 in Royal Oak (event listing)   Experience history in action at the Royal Oak Historical Commission’s Civil War Recruiting Day on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Orson Starr House (3123 N. Main Street, Royal Oak).  Join the 15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, a […]

FOCUS ON THE 1940’s – Clawson 75th Anniversary June 6

June 1st 2015

FOCUS ON THE 1940’s – Clawson Celebrates 75th Anniversary June 6 (event listing, June 1, 2015) History Hunt Form There will be a History Hunt that begins Saturday, May 30, 2015, and ends at 6 p.m. on June 6th with several chances to win a prize. The form is also available at City Hall awaiting […]

Speaker Series in P.R : Happy Birthday I-696 Jan. 15

January 9th 2015

Speaker Series in P.R : Happy Birthday I-696 Jan. 15 (Pleasant Ridge Historical Society Press Release, Jan. 9, 2015) It’s a story that began in 1955 and wasn’t finished until 1989. Learn how the “missing link” connecting one side of the Detroit metropolitan area with the other along its 28 mile route was almost halted […]

What’s New at the Historical Museum?

October 29th 2012

There’s always lots to explore at the Ferndale Historical Museum, located at 1651 Livernois. And now there are some new items worth stopping in to take a look at.

2012 Memorial Day Parade

June 1st 2012

For the 94th year in a row, Ferndale’s Memorial Day Parade showcased the tremendous pride and care that makes the Ferndale community great. The parade was led by Parade Marshal Tim Brennan and Honorary Parade Marshal George Williams

Kennedy Kids Take Historical Tour

May 23rd 2012

Kennedy students got a special tour of Downtown Ferndale as part of learning about history from a hands-on approach. The second and third graders took a bus to the Ferndale Public Library where they did research about historic locations in Ferndale and Detroit.

Ferndale Woman Shares Mom’s Journey

September 30th 2011

“My mother had opportunities to share her story, to be in books or documentaries, but she never did. And she didn’t like to talk about it. But I felt like it was important, especially for my own children, so they can have a sense of history and know about where there family came from.”

Poppy Week to Support Vets, Memorial Day Parade Coming

May 16th 2011

The week of May 16 is Poppy Week in Ferndale, a proclamation by City Council on May 9, 2011 makes it official….The Annual Memorial Day Parade will start at 10:00am on May 30.

50 Years of Comos

March 27th 2011

When Sicilia Grego was just 22 years old she started the business that would allow her to raise her son George, who was just a baby back then. As Como’s (22812 Woodward) turns 50 years old on April 1st, Grego was honored with a visit from United States Congressman Sander Levin, who presented the still-vibrant entrepreneur with a flag that was flown over the US Capitol in her restaurant’s honor.

Rock the Barricade: Les Miserables Benefit Concert (March 28)

March 25th 2011

Cast members of the new 25th Anniversary production of “Les Misérables” (coming to Detroit March 22 – April 3 at the Fisher Theatre) will perform in a very special concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the John F. Kennedy School PTA in Ferndale. The benefit takes place on Monday, March 28 , 2011