Offsite Tour: 110 W. Cross Street, Ypsilanti
Enrollment: There is no attendance limit for this tour.
Fee: Member $15 Nonmember $20 (Includes $5 entrance fee; the $5 will be added to your cart when registering)
Join us for a guided tour of the Michigan Firehouse Museum. Located nearby in Ypsilanti’s historic district, the museum combines an original 1898 firehouse with a modern exhibit area constructed in 2002. Both buildings are filled with historic firefighting apparatus. The older structure offers a glimpse of life in a firehouse circa 1900, complete with horse drawn vehicles, a restored bunk area, and an original brass pole. The new multilevel display area houses changing exhibitions of motorized vehicles, photographs, memorabilia, and collections of equipment such as helmets, ladders, bells, extinguishers, and clothing. The museum’s docent staff will share with us aspects of the history and technology behind the work of putting out fires. Driving and parking information will be emailed to class registrants a few days before the tour.