Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Celebrating 50 Years
After arriving last Thursday and spending five days exploring and learning more about Ann Arbor, a delegation from Tübingen, Germany, is enjoying its final day here before flying back across the Atlantic on Wednesday. The delegates, nearly two dozen altogether, including community and business leaders and others, are in town to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Ann Arbor and Tübingen that started in 1965. Members of the delegation here this week, as well as members of their host families and other guests, met at the Washtenaw Dairy on Tuesday morning for a walking tour of the Old West Side led by local historian Grace Shackman. Winding up and down streets throughout the historic neighborhood west of downtown, Shackman relayed stories of Ann Arbor's early German settlers in the 1800s, including the houses they built, and the churches and businesses they started. Read the story.