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Downtown Farmington Celebrates Historic Preservation Month with a Walking Tour

Farmington, MI (May 5, 2017).  The Farmington Downtown Development Authority is commemorating May as National Historic Preservation Month with the return of a beloved guided walking tour focused on the history of our downtown.
Meet up at the Farmington Masonic Hall, 23715 Farmington Road, at 6:30 p.m. on May 12, 2017, for an hour-long guided walking tour of downtown’s historic assets and lore, led by long-time volunteer and esteemed Farmington historian Brian Golden.  Golden will share stories about Farmington’s growth from the mid-19th century to the present, perhaps in character as his beloved alter-ego Inspector Elliott Pastways.  The walking tour will be presented rain or shine; please come dressed appropriately for the weather.
May 12th also marks the return of Farmington Second Fridays (F2F), a monthly promotional series traditionally occurring from May through October, designed to enhance local businesses’ exposure to growing evening foot traffic and to showcase Downtown Farmington as a Friday night destination.  On F2F evenings, downtown businesses have offered extended hours, discounts, promotions, special menus, live entertainment, and giveaways.  Upcoming “F2F” theme nights include an Art Crawl in conjunction with the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out installation on June 9th, and the return of the popular annual Apple Dessert Challenge, likely in September.  Information about additional themed nights will be forthcoming.
“We are excited to welcome back Inspector Pastways and his highly entertaining historical walking tour, which is a must-see for anyone interested in local history,” said Sean Murphy, DDA Board Member and lead of the Farmington Second Fridays Project Team.  “We encourage tour-goers to stick around afterward to enjoy the energy of Friday night in Downtown Farmington while patronizing our local businesses and restaurants.”
In addition to Murphy, Farmington Second Fridays Committee leaders include April Lark and Andrea Zimmer.
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