Sep 23, 2011 to May 27, 2012
Fabulous 5: Detroit's Destinations Exhibit
The Fabulous 5 exhibits highlight outstanding things about Detroit. Occasionally, these wonderful elements of local culture are places. Detroit's Destinations is a salute to five such places. Some are historic sites with a long history of visitors while others are more recent and have more of a "cult" following.
The first location is Belle Isle. While most of us have been there, few know that it's the largest city-owned island in the nation, boasting 982 acres and five miles of shoreline. Its cultural attractions, historic monuments, sports facilities and outdoor recreation have drawn visitors there for decades.
After the great fire of 1805, rebuilding began in Campus Martius Park, another of the destinations featured. Designated the "Point of Origin" for the city, Campus Martius - specifically Woodward Ave. and Monroe - marks the origin for which the new street grid was developed. Redevelopment of this park began in 1999 with the goal of making it the best public space in the world.
Eastern Market, the 43 acre, open-air bazaar, was established in 1891 and is known for its luscious farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as meat products, herbs and spices, nuts, candies and a variety of condiments.
The Heidelberg Project on Detroit's east side was created by Tyree Guyton, who used discarded (found) objects to create a two-block area full of color. This project was started 25 years ago as a stand to save forgotten neighborhoods and is now recognized internationally.
Originally opened in 1837 as a mill for local grain, the Franklin Cider Mill transitioned to apple milling in 1914. The water wheel is one of the largest in the country and was installed in the early 1900s. The structure has remained almost unchanged, and the apple press is the same one installed in 1914. It's been operated by the same family since the 1930s.
Be sure to make these Destinations your destination this fall at the Detroit Historical Museum!
|Cost||$4 - $6|
Detroit Historical Museum
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