Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Streetcars in Detroit

If your family members lived in Detroit from the late 1800s thru the 1950s, there's a good chance they rode the streetcars. Yes, at one time Detroit had a vibrant mass transit system! If you'd like to learn more about how your ancestors got around town, here's your chance. The Livonia Public Library will be hosting the following program.

A STREETCAR IN DETROIT: The Civic Center Library welcomes back its series of lectures on local history "History Lives @ the Library". This month Brian Golden of the Farmington Historical Society will discuss the impact of the Interurbans in Detroit. The streetcars that crossed Metro Detroit in the early twentieth century had great social and economic impact, including providing transportation for auto workers well into the 1950s. So join us on Monday September 28th at 7:00 pm in the Civic Center Auditorium for a ride back to Detroit's past. For more information, please call the Civic Center Library at (734) 466-2197. Livonia's Civic Center Library is located on Five Mile Rd. between Farmington Rd. and Merriman Rd. The lecture is free and open to the public.