TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE DETROIT & WINDSOR BOOTLEGGING BOAT TOUR ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29
DETROIT - If you haven’t yet experienced Detroit and Windsor: The Bootlegging Tour, offered by Preservation Detroit and the Detroit Historical Society, don’t miss out on Saturday, September 29.
Enterprising Detroiters took advantage of our proximity to Canada and made our city a hub of activity in the years of Prohibition. This unique tour will give you a chance to explore the history first-hand by sailing by some of the bootleggers’ favored locations along the Detroit River. Dinner will be enjoyed on board one of the Diamond Jack boats as guides share their knowledge of the infamous activity that shaped our city in the 1920s and 1930s.
The tour will depart from the Stroh River Place dock at 6 p.m. and return by 8 p.m. Check-in for the tour begins at 5:30 p.m. that evening. Advance registration is required by September 21. The cost is $55 for Detroit Historical Society/Preservation Detroit members and $60 for guests, which includes your narrated tour and dinner. Please call (313) 833-1801 for tickets or additional information.
Preservation Detroit (previously Preservation Wayne) is Detroit’s oldest and largest architectural preservation organization. As the first Detroit recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Honor Award, they have been working to honor Detroit’s rich architectural heritage since 1975.
The Detroit Historical Society is a private, nonprofit organization located in Midtown, the heart of Detroit’s cultural center. Founded in 1921, its mission is to educate and inspire our community and visitors by preserving and portraying our region’s shared history through dynamic exhibits and experiences. Today, the Society operates the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. In addition, the Society is responsible for the conservation and preservation of more than 250,000 artifacts that represent three centuries of our region’s rich history. Through its museum exhibits, school tour programs, community-based programs and history-themed outreach efforts, the society serves more than 100,000 people annually. For more information on the Detroit Historical Society, visit detroithistorical.org.