STEWART MCMILLIN TOURS AND EVENTS 2016-2017
Dec. 21 TOUR Detroit Church Tour
1- METROPOLITAN METHODIST CHURCH-this was the LARGEST METHODIST CHURCH in the world when it was built in the 1920′s!!!!! I heard Norman Vincent Peale speak to a “packed house” in the 1970′s. (How to Win Friends and Influence People)
2- First Congregational Church–Today this church conducts Underground Railroad (UGRR) Tours. Historically, this church was located right where Cobo Arena is today. At that time the church was actively involved in the UGRR. They were near Canada and they were clever in their disguises. For example, they pretended to be burying a person, but, at the last minute they let the enslaved person get in a boat and escape to Canada!
3- St. John’s Episcopal Church– We PRAY for the TIGERS. Located right next to Comerica Park this church has beautiful Tiffany Windows. Minister Steven Kelly has really bought this church back!
4- LUNCH– You will have your choice of RESTAURANTS–Gold Cash Gold, Slow’s, or the the Mercury Bar.
5- HOLY TRINITY CHURCH– 3rd oldest Catholic Church in Detroit. Father Kohler was a priest there for many years. He passed away last year—-such a loss! Father Kern was also a longtime priest.
6-ST. ALOYIUS CHURCH– This church is famous for having three levels. A priest could look straight ahead and see three levels of people. He looked down and he saw people in what could be called the basement. He looked up and there was the balcony filled with people. The priest made a joke of the “naked ladies” on the BOOK TOWER across the street.
7- THE DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE- This Jewish Institution is making a great comeback under the leadership of Arlene Frank. It is located in Capitol Park which is really CHANGING. Thank Dan Gilbert.
1. Jan. 14, 2017- (1:00-4:00) Hear the MARTIN LUTHER KING SPEECH at Grosse Pointe High School. He spoke here about 3 weeks before his tragic death!!! Sponsored by the NAACP. FREE!!
2. March 30-April 2 –($309 Double, $445 Single) The main reason we are going to Washington D.C. is to see the(NNMAA) NEW NATIONAL MUSEUM of AFRICAN–AMERICAN HISTORY!!! (This Museum is part of the Smithsonian!!) The Motel 6 manager in Washington says “You will have a pleasent experience in his motel.”
Our next day (April 1) we will have FREE TIME. We will take time to see the MLK Memorial, the News Museum, and we are going this time of year to see the CHERRY BLOSSOM’S BLOOM. (optional)
3. April 8–UGRR (Underground Railroad) PARTY!!! Discussion will feature the following-
a- July 21-24–OHIO–KENTUCKY UGRR TRIP!!!
(April 29–$100 DEPOSIT DUE!!!!) (BALANCE – May 29–!!)
b- Oct. 19-21–NIAGARA FALLS and TORONTO TRIP
(July 29– $100 DUE) (BALANCE – August–26–!!)
4. May 5-6 — ($140 Double, $190 Single) This is the date for the TULIP FESTIVAL in HOLLAND, Michigan. This “is a work in progress”. We will also see the INCREDIBLE “RACIST MEMORABILIA” “JIM CROW” MUSEUM in Big Rapids. This will be a 1 NIGHT TRIP!!!!!
July 21-24, 2017—UGRR Trip to Ohio and Kentucky
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DAY TRIPS –
SEPT. 16—DETROIT BOOMTOWN TOUR--($35) See all of the amazing developments in DETROIT! We stress Midtown, Corktown and Eastern Market. That includes Woodward Avenue, Cass, 2nd, 3rd and also many places east of Woodward. New restaurants, loft living, many small business, the light rail, enthusiasm, energy, and people EXCITED BY THE FUTURE!! Do not MISS THIS!!
SEPT. 30- DETROIT CELEBRITY HOME TOUR- ($35)- We go by about 50 homes which were former residences of politicians, movie actors, singers, businesmen, athletes, etc. Some of the names include John Delorean, Berry Gordy, Ted Nugent, David Ruffin, Ivan Boesky, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wilson, Malcolm X, John Dodge, Charles Lindbergh, Sebastian Kresge, Peter Karmanos, Martha Reeves, Aretha Franklin, Henry Ford, etc. WHEW!
OCTOBER ??? CHELSEA TOUR- Date has not been picked. We will plan trip around the Jeff Daniels Theater. This tour includes the Jiffy Mix Factory, a Jeff Daniels Theater Production and a wonderful lunch. This is a work in progress.
OCTOBER 27-30 UGRR TOUR to OHIO and KENTUCKY.
For High School and College Students Only.
Tour May be FREE!!!!! It all depends on our request for a grant!
Oct. 20-22, 2017 UGRR Trip to CANADA -2 NIGHTS at NIAGARA FALLS and a VISIT to TORONTO!!
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1- Try to get checks to Stewart one month before tour.
Please make checks out to–Stewart McMillin and mail to—2136 Seminole Detroit, Mi.–48214.
3-Stewart can be e-mailed email@example.com