Michigan

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Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Geir Gundersen, supervisory archivist at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Part of the same institution, the Ford Museum is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Thomas Wilmer

The Detroit Street Filling Station is a vegan eatery where the owners build community in a safe space and host Ann Arbor’s monthly Lesbo-Bingo game that always packs the house. Nearby, Ann Arbor’s Hands on Museum offers kids of all ages interactive experiences, and is a trendsetter in interactive 'hands-on' learning experiences. 

Thomas Wilmer

The Ark started back in 1965 as an Ann Arbor, Michigan coffee house that morphed into a legendary live-music venue. The Ark consistently attracts big name acts such as Joan Baez and Arlo Guthrie in addition to regional performers. 

Thomas Wilmer

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Dr. Catherine Person, director of education at the University of Michigan’s Kelsey Museum of Archeology in Ann Arbor. The Kelsey specializes in Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern archeology and sponsors ongoing field research. 

Quaint motels in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
Thomas Wilmer

Sault Ste Marie, Michigan is situated just about as far north as you can go before bumping in to the Canadian province of Ontario. Actually if you’re paddling your canoe and the wind blows you off course you’ll make landfall in the sister city of Sault Ste Marie, Canada. Join Correspondent Tom Wilmer in Sault Ste Marie. Linda Hoath, Executive Director of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Lake Huron viewed from Michigan Upper Peninsula village of Hessel
Thomas Wilmer

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, not far from Lake Huron. Our journey starts at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Master Brewster and owner of Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub at Camp 33, Lark Ludlow’s beers are so popular she can’t keep up with demand, and some of seasonal brews are now brewed year round, like her delicious Raspberry Wheat Ale. We’ll then head over to Les Cheneaux Culinary School in the lakeside village of Hessel, situated on the shores of Lake Huron.

Thomas Wilmer

Penguins have resided at the Detroit Zoo since the late 1960s but in the spring of 2016 they were ushered in to a new cutting-edge, 33,000 square-foot facility that is ranked as one of the world’s foremost Penguin habitats.