Monday, December 22, 2008

Tip of the Week: Free Admission to the Detroit Historical Museum

While the Detroit Historical Museum isn't in the Warrendale neighborhood, it's still one of those great cultural resources that I believe everyone should visit from time to time. It's especially important in trying times like these because it helps us remember that Michigan has been through some tough moments in our history before; not only have we survived them but we've become stronger as a people because of them.

Of course, the fact that the Detroit Historical Museum is offering free admission starting this Friday, and continuing through January 4, simply makes things all that much better. This weekend is an ideal time for everyone to visit the Museum.

Now is the time to walk the streets of old Detroit, to learn about the collapse of our major industries (like wood burning stoves and railway cars) and to see how those events have always positioned us for our next great moment. Learn about how Detroit was burned to the ground and how we managed to rebuild.

All of these things are available at the Detroit Historical Museum and they're available for free for limited time.

The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Ave. in Detroit's Cultural Center. It's open from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Wednesday - Friday, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday.

All of this makes free admission to the Detroit Historical Museum my Tip of the Week.

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