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Arts & Museums
Located on the eastern bank of the Detroit River in Canada's Amherstburg, Park House was once home to a family of Loyalists. The house was originally built in 1796 in Detroit, Michigan at the origin of the Rouge River. Following the American Revolution, when this land was declared a part of the United States, the owners dismantled the structure and transported it to Malden in Amherstburg in 1798, where this beautiful home has stood ever since. Park House Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the local history and culture of the region.
The George P. MacNichol House or the Ford-MacNichol House is a two and a half floored historic house located in Wyandotte in the state of Michigan. This lavish 32 room mansion was constructed in Queen Anne architecture style by Malcomson & Higginbotham in 1896. Over the years, ownership has changed hands and the house is now owned by the city of Wyandotte which operates it as a local history house museum.
Wyandotte Historical Museum is housed in the historic Marx House. Warren Isham was the original owner of the house. Since its construction in 1862, this Italianate building was the residence of many prominent Wyandotte citizens. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Romulus Historical Museum and Park are great places to go if you need a place to repose. There is an on-site gazebo and sitting areas located throughout the property. The growing museum's main goal is to preserve the local history and always welcomes any contributions from the community, be they artifacts or donations.
Located in Dearborn, this academy dedicated to all things glass is just a few miles from Detroit off of Highway 12. Founded by artists Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin, the academy strives to promote and educate on the art of glass blowing. Various programs and courses on this unique art are offered throughout the year, as well as a variety of workshops and events. A one-of-a-kind attraction, find out more about this fragile medium by paying a visit to the academy.
The Hall of Fame is the automobile industry's own monument to its pioneers, innovators and captains. It was located in Midland, Michigan, until this 25,000-square-foot building was built adjacent to Greenfield Village in 1997. A 65-foot-long, 12-foot-high mural by artist and former car designer John Gable illustrates the history of the motor vehicle. Interactive exhibits and historical information abound throughout the Hall, with biographies of the more than 150 inductees. A package admission can be purchased to include the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.
Located in Dearborn, the Henry Ford Museum showcases the fascinating history of American innovation. You'll find a 1909 Ford Model T on display, as well as the bus that Rosa Parks made a stand on in 1955. See a kitchen from the 1930s, a locomotive, and the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was sitting when he was assassinated. The range of items in the museum is wide, featuring interesting pieces relating to manufacturing, transportation, entertainment, and technology.
Get a feel for American life in a different era at Greenfield Village. This village showcases everyday activities of citizens living in the 18th and 19th centuries. On a visit here, you'll find demonstrations of typesetting, blacksmithing, and glass blowing. Visit Thomas Edison's Menlo Park workshop in this village, as well as other historic homes relocated from across the country. There's a working farm in the village and you can watch baseball games played with the rules from the 1860s.
The only remaining fort of many that once stood along the Detroit River, Fort Wayne is an 82-acre (33.18 hectare) site that includes the fort, barracks, a garrison, a huge parade ground and a restored commander's house. It dates to the 1840s and never saw battle, though soldiers were stationed here till the later half of the 20th Century. The fort can be accessed only through a guided tour. The premises are also home to the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum.
On the grounds of Historic Fort Wayne, this museum documents the first African-American flying unit, the segregated 99th Fighter Squadron, which served in the US Air Force during World War II. There are wonderful collections of aircraft models and fliers' uniforms, the leather bomber jackets with white scarves. Detroit came to host the museum because former Mayor Coleman Young was a Tuskegee Airman. Visiting hours are by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead.
The Arab American National Museum, located just east of Detroit in Dearborn, is devoted to educating people about Arab American culture and history. Exhibits include Coming to America and Living in America as well as other exhibits designed to bring about awareness about Arab Americans' contributions to the culture, economy and society of the United States. The museum also focuses on immigration and shared experiences with other ethnic groups.
Established in 1981, the Yankee Air Museum is a cool place to visit. Unfortunately, a fire in 2007 burned most of the original collection and eight planes that were on display here. However, after six years, they opened their doors to public again with more colorful displays and artifacts. If you're lucky you may be able to ride in one of the vintage World War II bombers! At an admission price of $5, Yankee Air Museum makes for an interesting visit.