Step back in time with JHSM as we explore the Detroit Historical Society’s Collections Resource Center and the grounds of Historic Fort Wayne. Guests will be treated to the rare opportunity to tour this artifact storage facility that houses more than 250,000 objects ranging from Native American moccasins, to Hudson’s and Winklemen’s shoe boxes, antique toys and wagons, to large paintings, and one-of-a-kind automobiles.
On our tour of the Fort Wayne grounds, we will pass Officer’s Row, visit the Commander’s House and the Barracks dating back to 1845. Fort Wayne was built because of its proximity to, what was then, British Canada. Fort Wayne began housing troops in the Civil War, when 14,000 Michigan residents
responded to President Lincoln’s call for military volunteers in the Union Army. It continued to serve as an induction and training station for new
service members through the Vietnam War.
There is a lot of walking both indoors and outdoors on this tour. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Bus will depart from Congregation Shaarey Zedek at 1:00 p.m. sharp. All guests are invited to ride the bus to and from Historic Fort Wayne. We will return by 4:30 p.m.
If you wish to drive to Historic Fort Wayne, please plan to arrive at the Fort by 1:30 p.m. Parking is free. You will then join the group with a seat on the bus as the bus tours the Fort. Please contact the office for further information.