Category Archives: Conference

What Signs Say: Speaking the Language of Michigan’s Commercial Signage

By April Bryan Beyond business names and services rendered, commercial signage communicates much more. Sign features may suggest eras, indicate site use over time, and speak to local and national trends. But before discussing these larger concepts it is helpful … Continue reading

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“ALWAYS SEEKING MODERN” A SUCCESS

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) was pleased to bring its 35th annual statewide conference to the City of Midland. Over 370 participants gathered at Northwood University on May 13-16. Drawn by the theme “Always Seeking Modern,” participants were enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Make it a Midland Weekend!

Are you coming to the 35th Annual Preservation Conference hosted by MHPN in Midland?  While at the conference there will be plenty to do.  But, there is so much to do in the city and surrounding region, you may want … Continue reading

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#Michiganplacesmatter Spotlight: Midland

by Scott Slagor Have you ever been driving along I-75 and thought, “I keep seeing signs for Midland, I wonder what that place is all about?.” Hopefully, you have marked your calendar for this year’s MHPN conference: Always Seeking Modern; … Continue reading

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Thank You Jackson!

This is a public “thank you” to the community of Jackson, Michigan, where the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) presented its 34th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference on Wednesday through Saturday, May 14-17, 2014. Titled “Michigan Places Matter: Discovering How Your … Continue reading

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Jackson is History

The following is the Welcome Speech presented by Jackson Mayor, the Honorable Jason Smith at the 2014 Annual Conference Networking Lunch, May 16, 2014. Jackson is history. Not in a sense that this town is somehow inevitably doomed, but in … Continue reading

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Timber Frame Barn Building 101

If you were lucky enough to have attended the 33rd Annual Statewide Preservation Conference in Marquette last May you may have witnessed one of the best examples of team work ever demonstrated.  While I would love to claim it was … Continue reading

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