The 2019 Tour Season Will Be Here Soon!
We'll be back in May with another season of Saturday morning tours of Downtown, Eastern Market, Midtown and Cultural Center, and the ever-popular Theatre Tour will happen in August again. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for more special tours and events.
Tour Season Volunteer Recruitment
Location: Bethel Community Transformation Center
Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 9:30 am to Noon
Returning and new volunteers are welcome to kick off the 2019 tours season with us at our new home, Bethel Community Transformation Center. We'll begin with a brief tour of the stunning, Albert Kahn-designed sanctuary. After that, we'll update everyone on all of the exciting tours we have coming up this summer, including some brand new ones. 
We're recruiting volunteers with a passion for Detroit's amazing architecture and history. 
No experience required! Questions? 
Contact Mickey Lyons at
2nd Annual Author's Fair - Our second annual Author's Fair will be taking place April 6th, 2019 at Durfee Innovation Society. We have amazing local authors that will be onsite with a range of genres from history to young adult. The event is family friendly and free to attend. There is a suggested donation of $5. 
This year we will also be collecting books at the fair to fill a Little Free Library that will be located at Bethel Community Transformation Center
We would like to introduce you to some of our board members who guide and lead Preservation Detroit.
Mickey joined the Board of Directors in January 2018. She holds a BA from Wayne State in Literature and an MA from Boston College in Irish Studies. Mickey is a passionate believer in the power of storytelling to shape the way we look at the people and places we see every day in Detroit. In addition to being an author on Detroit history, Prohibition in particular, Mickey has been designing and guiding tours of Detroit since 2013.
Andrea owns and operates Sevonty Restoration, LLC, a Detroit based historic stained glass window restoration company. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Public History and an Associates of Applied Science in Building Preservation and Restoration. She has taught and demonstrated her trade across the county and most recently was an instructor for the Detroit Living Trades Academy. Andrea also serves on the Preservation Trades Network Executive Board of Directors. She joined Preservation Detroit in early 2019. Notable projects: NEIdeas grant, Palmer Park Log Cabin (2018 Craftsman Award), Cotswold Cottage (Henry Ford Greenfield Village) and historic St. Lorenz Church (Frankenmuth, MI). When she's not working, she's dedicated to preservation of the American art form of tap dance and is a member of the Detroit Tap Repertory.
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You make it happen. We are Detroit's oldest and largest architectural preservation organization. Preservation Detroit relies on your engagement and funding to make a difference with historic preservation education, advocacy and awareness programs. Together, we make stronger neighborhoods by saving our city's heritage. Become a member or donate today!