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2905 Garland Street, Detroit, MI 48214

Photo by Karpov the Wrecked Train

40# – The Sweet House
This free audio guide tells the story behind the former home of the Sweets, an African American family who moved to an all white neighborhood here in 1925. It is meant to be listened to on-location, not online!
8:29 minutes

Tour Starting Point – Once at the Ossian Sweet House, find the sidewalk of Garland St., in front of the house.  A family lives in this home today so please respect their privacy and stay on the sidewalk.

To listen on location with a Smart phone, grab your headphones and go to the tour starting point. Once there, pull up this webpage on your phone, and press the orange play button above. To listen on location without a Smart phone, go to the tour starting point and call (313) 483 – 4095 on a regular cell phone. Then enter 40# to access the free audio guide, “The Sweet House.”

Directions

For directions to the Ossian Sweet House click here.

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93 Manchester Street, Highland Park, MI 48203

Photo by Karpov the Wrecked Train

20# – Ford’s Manufacturing Marvel
In this free audio guide we explain how Henry Ford implemented the moving assembly line and the $5 Work Day here at the Highland Park Ford Plant, and how he kind of changed the world as a result. It is meant to be listened to on-location, not online!
11:55 minutes

Tour Starting Point – Once at the Highland Park Ford Plant, feel free to swing by the historic marker on Woodward Avenue, but this tour begins at the corner of Manchester St. and John R.  You should see a sign that says “Highland Industrial Center, Woodward Manchester Corp.” We recommend staying on the side of the street further away from the plant so that you can get a better look at it.

To listen on location with a Smart phone, grab your headphones and go to the tour starting point. Once there, pull up this webpage on your phone, and press the orange play button above. To listen on location without a Smart phone, go to the tour starting point and call (313) 483 – 4095 on a regular cell phone. Then enter 20# to access the free audio guide, “Ford’s Manufacturing Marvel.”

Directions

For directions to the Highland Park Ford Plant click here.


2001 15th Street  Detroit, MI 48216

photo by Karpov the Wrecked Train

30# Michigan Central Station: Past and 2012
This free audio guide tells the story of what was like inside the station when it first opened, and what it’s like inside there today in 2012. It is meant to be listened to on-location, not online!
8:24 minutes

Tour Starting Point – Once at Michigan Central Station, just walk up to the fence in front of it. No need to actually try to get inside, we’ll take you there with the tour.

To listen on location with a Smart phone, grab your headphones and go to the tour starting point.  Once there, pull up this webpage on your phone, and press the orange play button above.  To listen on location without a Smart phone, go to the tour starting point and call (313) 483 – 4095 on a regular cell phone. Then enter 30# to access the free audio guide, “Michigan Central Station: Past and 2012.”

Directions

For directions to Michigan Central Station click here.


Photo by Richard T. James, Jr.

So you’d like to leave a story about Campus Martius? Here’s how:

1.  Leave a voicemail message

Call the voicemail system number (313) 483-4095 and press 0# when you get to the main menu.  Start by telling us your full name, where you live, and the place that you’re leaving a message about.  Also leave a phone number or an email so that we can ask you follow up questions if need be.  Your story could be broadcast or podcast down the line.

2.  Leave a message on Soundcloud

If you don’t have one already, take a quick second to set up a free SoundCloud account, then come back to here and click on this link.  Make sure you have the most recent Flash and that you enable your computer’s microphone when prompted.  Press the ‘Record’ button and respond to one or more of our prompts.  If you don’t like your recording, you’ll have a chance to redo it as many times as you need.  Once satisfied, upload your response on the following page: Share Your Story

If you prefer to do this all on your smart phone there’s an app for that:

Android app          iPhone app

3.  Leave a comment below!


Michigan Central Station. Photo by Dr. Richard T. James, Jr.

So you’d like to leave a story about Michigan Central Station? Here’s how:

1.  Leave a voicemail message

Call the voicemail system number (313) 483-4095 and press 0# when you get to the main menu.  Start by telling us your full name, where you live, and the place that you’re leaving a message about.  Also leave a phone number or an email so that we can ask you follow up questions if need be.  Your story could be broadcast or podcast down the line.

2.  Leave a message on Soundcloud

If you don’t have one already, take a quick second to set up a free SoundCloud account, then come back to here and click on this link.  Make sure you have the most recent Flash and that you enable your computer’s microphone when prompted.  Press the ‘Record’ button and respond to one or more of our prompts.  If you don’t like your recording, you’ll have a chance to redo it as many times as you need.  Once satisfied, upload your response on the following page: Share Your Story

If you prefer to do this all on your smart phone there’s an app for that:

Android app          iPhone app

3.  Leave a comment below!


Photo taken by: Karpov the Wrecked Train

So you’d like to leave a story about Highland Park Ford Plant? Here’s how:

1.  Leave a voicemail message

Call the voicemail system number (313) 483-4095 and press 0# when you get to the main menu.  Start by telling us your full name, where you live, and the place that you’re leaving a message about.  Also leave a phone number or an email so that we can ask you follow up questions if need be.  Your story could be broadcast or podcast down the line.

2.  Leave a message on Soundcloud

If you don’t have one already, take a quick second to set up a free SoundCloud account, then come back to here and click on this link.  Make sure you have the most recent Flash and that you enable your computer’s microphone when prompted.  Press the ‘Record’ button and respond to one or more of our prompts.  If you don’t like your recording, you’ll have a chance to redo it as many times as you need.  Once satisfied, upload your response on the following page: Share Your Story

If you prefer to do this all on your smart phone there’s an app for that:

Android app          iPhone app

3.  Leave a comment below!


Photo by: Karpov the Wrecked Train

So you’d like to leave a story about the Ossian Sweet House? Here’s how:

1.  Leave a voicemail message

Call the voicemail system number (313) 483-4095 and press 0# when you get to the main menu.  Start by telling us your full name, where you live, and the place that you’re leaving a message about.  Also leave a phone number or an email so that we can ask you follow up questions if need be.  Your story could be broadcast or podcast down the line.

2.  Leave a message on Soundcloud

If you don’t have one already, take a quick second to set up a free SoundCloud account, then come back to here and click on this link.  Make sure you have the most recent Flash and that you enable your computer’s microphone when prompted.  Press the ‘Record’ button and respond to one or more of our prompts.  If you don’t like your recording, you’ll have a chance to redo it as many times as you need.  Once satisfied, upload your response on the following page: Share Your Story

If you prefer to do this all on your smart phone there’s an app for that:

Android app          iPhone app

3.  Leave a comment below!