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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

FOR  MORE DETAILS  PLEASE SEE INFO  ON FOLLOWING PAGES

 or call me at 313-922-1990  or e-mail me at---stewart@mcmillintours.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.

 

STEWART'S   BACKGROUND-

 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!!!

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Stewart  McMillin--2136 Seminole-  Detroit, Michigan  48236  (DO  NOT say Stewart  McMillin  TOURS!!!!!!!!!)

 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!!!

  LUNCH  at the POLISH  VILLAGE  CAFE on  Yeman  Street  in  Hamtramck!!!!!!

           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

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