The Roaming Historian takes you on a virtual tour of downtown Detroit through her tales and pictures in this vlog.
A blog on five things to do in Detroit for those who love history and culture.
For centuries Detroit has been a happening place. After the Beaver Wars of the late 17th century, Wyandot, Ottawa, and Ojibwe settled in the area. In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and other French settlers came to the region. With its prominence on the Detroit River, Detroit was an important port. During the War… Continue reading Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Detroit
What's better than enjoying food or history separately? Savoring the two together, of course! Detroit's Eastern Market serves up tasty delectables and a rich heritage. Arched, red-brick sheds harken back to the turn of the century with their industrial chic exteriors. Underneath the towering ceilings of the pavilions, farmers and vendors from all around Detroit… Continue reading Detroit’s Eastern Market
"Will you be dining in?" asked a young man wearing a retro, pointed, diner hat. We had arrived at American Coney Island in Detroit—a coney dog mecca for almost a century. Michigan takes their coneys seriously. After all, the sauce-covered hot dog is reputedly a Michigan creation. A devout lover of the Detroit coney (an… Continue reading Detroit Renaissance