Stories tagged: "Belle Isle"

The University of Michigan relocated its Museum of Natural History to the Biological Sciences Building in 2019. (Courtesy/U-M)
Free Tickets: 20+ Michigan Museums Friendly for Both Family and Budget

Michigan has plenty of budget-friendly options for experiential learning— including free museums. 

Belle Isle shut down due to coronavirus overcrowding.
Michigan’s Great Lakes Museum Just Got $5M in Upgrades. Here’s What to Expect.

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle has artifacts of Michigan maritime history, including the anchor of the famous S.S. Edmond Fitzgerald.

Jamon Jordan poses with a photo of his mother, Jacquelynne Jordan, in Detroit, Friday, April 24, 2020. Jamon Jordan could not mourn his mother in the traditional way. At Jacquelynne Jordan's memorial in early April, there were just seven people. No hugs. No traditional dinner where family members could gather to honor the 66-year-old matriarch's memory after she died from the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
How Detroit Plans to Honor Those Lost to COVID-19 on Aug. 31

A memorial will be held on Belle Isle to honor Detroit’s more than 1,400 deaths in the community.

Protesters march on the MacArthur Bridge across the Detroit River during a rally in Detroit, Friday, June 5, 2020 over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
PHOTOS: Protesters Hold Silent March Across Iconic Detroit Bridge

After seven nights of protests and dozens of arrests, protesters’ slow march across Detroit’s MacArthur Bridge served as a moment of striking symbolism.

Belle Isle shut down due to coronavirus overcrowding.
Belle Isle Shut Down: Crowds And 70-Degree Weather Cause Destination To Close Twice

With the Belle Isle Conservancy already rushing to adapt to the new normal of the pandemic, the Belle Isle shut down caused by a rush of visitors on Michigan’s first 70-degree day added all new concerns.