Detroit Historical Museum. Min søster og co. bor ikke langt fra Detroit, der jo er en interessant by. Det er meget trist at byen nærmest er affolket efter krisen, men dejligt at de er i gang med at renovere og bygge nyt igen.
Museet viste de sidste 300 års historie fra byen, hvor vi startede i kælderen med en kopi af en gade fra omkring 1840.
Yesterday, we took an nice trip to the Detroit Historical Museum. My sister and co. lives not far away from Detroit, which is an interesting city. It is very sad how everyone moved out after the financial crisis, but really nice how they started renovation and building new stuff again.
The museum showed 300 years of history from Detroit, and we started in the basement with a copy of a street from around 1840.
They showed cars and car-industry as well (of course!). This car was standing quite still, so I dared climbing it, sitting behind the wheel.
We watched, how a car is assembled. Actually, we watched it on the first floor and at ground level, too. It was so exciting! It is very impressive how fast and precise this job is.
Museet havde desuden en musikudstilling (de har fået en god pengedonation fra Kid Rock, der er opvokset i byen), en udstilling om undergrunds-ruten når slaverne skulle til Canada og friheden og en udstilling om helt tilbage da byen fra en engelsk boplads.
Alt sammen helt sikkert et besøg værd!
Tupperware home parties started in Detroit too, apparently. I recognized most of the objects from my own childhood. Sigh. It has been too long since I went to a Tupperware party!
The museum also had a music exhibition (they had a nice financial donation from Kid Rock, who grew up in town), an exhibition about the underground-trail when the slaves were escaping to Canada and freedom and an exhibition about way back when the city was an English settlement.
Definitely worth a visit!