Michigan DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

February 16, 2016
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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DNR Outdoor Adventure
1801 Atwater Street
Detroit, MI 48207-4020

Please Join Us at the DNR OAC
Registration, Food and Networking begin at 4:30 p.m.
Tour begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Outdoor Adventure Center is located in what was the Globe Building. This facility once housed the Detroit Shipbuilding Company. An exhibit is dedicated to the building’s important history. Much of the historical integrity of the building was maintained during construction, including walls of original brick, cast iron and Wellman trusses.
The Globe Building, one of the most recognizable structures along the east riverfront, has been transformed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources into the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC). Located at William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor, the OAC gives visitors a taste of Michigan’s great outdoors in the heart of the city.
A little history on the former Globe Building:  The industrial complex began life in the late 1860s as the Dry Dock Engine Works, which employed a young Henry Ford as an apprentice. It was there that Ford apparently first became familiar with combustion engines. At the turn of the 20th century, the company was absorbed by the Detroit Shipbuilding Co. When the Detroit Shipbuilding Co. dissolved in the late 1920s, the former engine building plant was used by a stove manufacturer, the Detroit Edison Co., for appliance repair and finally the Globe Trading Company - a wholesale machinery firm.  It sat vacant for decades until work began transforming the building into the OAC.


$30.00 Member Rate Prior to Increase in SEMI Dues Structure

$35.00 Guests

$0.00 Renewed / New Member Rate as of July 2015