2019--TOURS UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOURS--(UGRR)
1- Aug. 2-5, 2019--OHIO & KENTUCKY----UGRR TOUR
a- $100 deposit due- June 20 ------(Two persons each pay $100)
b- $259 balance due- July 1 ------(Two persons each pay $259)
c- $649 -Single person total----------due July 1
2-Sept. 1-3, 2019 -CANADA------------UGRR TOUR
a-$100 deposit due ----July 1----------(Two persons each pay $100)
b-$149-balance due----August 1--- --- (Two persons each pay $149)
c-$479- Single person total----- ------ due July 1
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or call me at 313-922-1990 or e-mail me email@example.com
These tours leave from Eastpointe. (16600 Stephens Rd.) (16600 Stephens
is a Military Museum) Stephens is the equivalent of 9 & One Half Mile
Road. (One block from Gratiot) We will travel in a BEAUTIFUL coach bus
with all of the FACILITIES! Stewart McMillin is the TOUR GUIDE.
He has led these 2 tours about 10 times each! This is his 50thyear
conducting tours. This is his last year for giving OVERNIGHT TRIPS! I
taught Social Studies at East Detroit High School for 30 years. (1964-1993)
From 1994-2001 I taught Humanities at Wayne State University. Of course
TRAVELLING has also been very important to me. I also have been blessed
to have visited all of the states and 142 countries!!!
3- July 11, 2019 --Detroit & Hamtramck Tour--(9:00-4:30) ($70)
This tour features POLISH CHURCH'S, & their HISTORY & CULTURE.
We leave the Military Museum at 9:00 & visit ST. ALBERTUS &
SWEETEST HEART OF MARY CHURCH. St. Albertus is the oldest
Polish Church in Michigan & Sweetest Heart is the most BEAUTIFUL
Church in Detroit!! We then drive to Hamtramck & visit the HOLY
CROSS POLISH NATIONAL CHURCH. After talking to the priest there
I have decided to have lunch at their church. Church is very interesting.
Priests can marry!!!
About 1:35 we will go & see Greg KOWALSKI!!! He will take us
on a tour of ST. FLORIAN----the most beautiful church in Hamtramck!
He is known by many as MR. HAMTRAMCK!! He is an author of many
books about Hamtramck including his latest book----HAMTRAMCK
& ITS BARS!! (about 9 books) Greg will also escort us when we visit the
Hamtramck HISTORICAL MUSEUM. We will then visit Joan & the
POLISH CULTURE Center. Hamtramck has many ethnic groups. People
from Ukraine, Yeman, Bosnia, Bangladesh are some of them. I have
visited all of those countries!!!
AUG.2-5- UGRR*Tour to Ohio & Kentucky.
(DOUBLE Room --$359 for each person) (SINGLE Room--$649)
AUG. 2- FRI.-During this fabulous 4 day, 3 night adventure we will learn or
see the following cities- in OHIO--Wilberforce, Springboro,
Cincinnati, New Richmond, Pt. Pleasant, RIPLEY, Wellington & Oberlin.
In Kentucky we will see Covington, Maysville, Washington & Augusta.
In Ohio we may see Paul Lawrence Dunbar's home in Dayton. (Levi Coffin
his home was on the Ohio-Kentucky border-Fountain City-Indiana) In Wil-
berforce we will see the Wilberforce Museum. We will learn about the man
who led the British Parliament (William Wilberforce) to outlaw slavery in
in England. (we will see a movie about him on the bus!!!!!!!!)
Next, we will view a home where the Quakers (many were abolitionists)
who built a hiding place for fugitives.(amazing!) We will see that secret
hiding place on our tour!!! Wilberforce is the oldest black college in the
USA! Next we see the “Cry Baby” Bridge & the Home of the 3rd Black
Man who went to Westpoint. (Charles Young)
AUG. 3-SAT.-Our first highlight today is Spring Grove Cemetery in
Cincinnati. Two former abolitionists are interred here. One was Supreme
Court Justice Samuel Chase. We will see his home tomorrow in Ripley. The
other man was Levi-Coffin. He lived in Fountain City, Indiana. Our first
stop today is the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe in “Cinci”. She started
writing her book: UNCLE TOM'S CABIN here. (2nd best seller in the
world). Our next stop will be eating lunch on the banks of the Ohio River.
Next is one of the most spectacular museum's in the world! THE
FREEDOM CENTER. You will never forget the sight of the SLAVE PEN!
After this we will learn about Margaret Garner. I saw the Opera in
Detroit about her life. (David DiCheria wrote opera!) Covington, Ky is
right across the Ohio River from “Cinci”. The Ohio River is the setting for
the horrors of Margaret Garner. Dinner will be at a choice of restaurants
on the “Banks.” We will go back to our Super 8 for a good nights sleep.
AUG. 4-SUNDAY-In the AM we will drive along the Ohio River seeing his-
torical & relevant towns associated with the UGRR. These include Rich-
mond, Pt. Pleasant, Moscow & RIPLEY. People from Ohio, including
John Rankin & John Parker & a host of other very brave people escorted
or gave directions to thousands of refugees on the UGRR. In Ripley we
will climb a hill that the “enslaved” people braved! (optional) At the top of
the hill we find the home of the Minister John Rankin.(21 children!-about
5 were the Rankins) You will have a breathtaking view of the Ohio River
& Kentucky from the John Rankin home. We will tour his home.
Next, we will have lunch at your choice of restaurants. After lunch we will
see the homes on Main Street.(used to be called safe houses)One of them is
John Parker's Home-an incredible & extremely BRAVE ABOLITIONIST!
We will tour his home. It is time to leave Ohio & visit Maysville & Wash-
ington, Kentucky. Stewart will guide us along the levee on the Ohio River.
There are many gorgeous & historical murals. On the agenda is also
Washington, Kentucky. It is a quiet & relaxed village. Get ready to go back
200 years! By the far the most memorable event in Washington was when
Harriet Beecher Stowe first saw enslaved people Being SOLD! It horrified
her! RESULT--- she started writing her novel-UNCLE TOM'S CABIN!!!!
AUG. 5-MON. The bus will leave the motel at 8:30 AM!!! We want to tour
Augusta. Our ferry boat ride will be quite different from those fugitives
in the 19th century! Those black people were scared to death, but their desire
for FREEDOM outweighed anything else!!!!! We leave for lunch at a
Ponderosa Restaurant in Hillsboro, Ohio. Then we learn about the
Wellington “Raid”. Next we learn about OBERLIN & their amazing
students & ALUMNI !!!!!!!!!!
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TRIP TO CANADA--SEPT. 1-3, 2019
Double Room-$249 from each person. Single--$479
1-First stop is a Historic Marker in Windsor.
2- Sandwich Church (we will be in that Church for a Sunday SERVICE!!!)
3- Lunch on your own in Amherstburg. Next we see Amherstburg Museum.
4-Chatham -(Frederick Douglas & John Brown met here) Two nights in
a Super 8 Motel will be wonderful!
5-North Buxton Annual Reunion! (Featuring a small town PARADE!!)
6-Uncle Tom's Cabin.(Dresden, Ontario) Josiah Henson was “Uncle Tom”!
7- John Walls- (he has an incredible story-go on tour & find out!!!!!!!!!! )
Oct. 23-Tour to Chelsea, Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti)!!$80) 9-7:45 This charm-
ing town west of Ann Arbor is a pure delight! We will go to Chelsea &
see a play at the Purple Rose Theater. (Stewart is buying tickets-about $40)
We will eat lunch there (on your own) & will tour the Jiffy Mix Milling Co.
We then leave Chelsea & do a drive by of Ann Arbor. We will at least see
the“BIG HOUSE”! In Ypsi we will go to the Sidetrack Bar & Grill, enjoy a
terrific dinner, (on your own) & a “to die for” Strawberry DESSERT!
Jeff Daniels is doing the play: To Kill a Mockingbird in NY in 2019.
Oct. 26-Tour the two oldest cemeteries in DETROIT- Mt. Elliott & Elmwood.
($15) Meet at Elmwood at 8:45 AM. Call Stewart at 313-922-1990
REMEMBER-TRAVEL IS FATAL TO PREJUDICE & BIGOTRY!!!!!!
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