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Preservation for the People: Reflections on the 2016 Annual Michigan Historic Preservation Network Conference in Detroit

Melanie A. Markowicz, Guest Blogger The first beginnings of summer show in May flowers and a return to a sea of green across the State. It is also the time for the Annual Michigan Historic Preservation Network Conference, where historic … Continue reading

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Make it a Detroit Weekend: Foodies and Craft Beer & Cocktail Lovers

by Savannah Raus-Wuth For everyone planning on attending the MHPN conference May 11-14, 2016, we hope you will consider making it a “Detroit Weekend” and extend your stay in the “D” so you can take in some of its great … Continue reading

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Make it a Detroit Weekend: Architecture

by Katie Lanski For everyone planning on attending the MHPN conference May 11-14, 2016, we hope you will consider making it a “Detroit Weekend” and extend your stay in the “D” so you can take in some of its great … Continue reading

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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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Make it a Detroit Weekend – Public Art!

This year, the MHPN conference, “Resolve, Revolve, Evolve,” is being held on the campus of Wayne State University, Detroit. The conference itself is scheduled from May 12-14, so this is the perfect opportunity to “Make it a Detroit Weekend”!  To … Continue reading

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Tools To Help Protect Your Historic District

Posted on: February 9th, 2016 by Preservation Leadership Forum Staff, National Trust for Historic Preservation (MHPN is a statewide partner of the NTHP) In the last few weeks, historic preservationists across the country have noted heightened threats to a key … Continue reading

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Project Rebuild Roundtable with Congressman Dan Kildee

by Janet Kreger Twenty-five people gathered at Muskegon’s Lakeshore Museum Center on December 4 for a discussion with Congressman Dan Kildee about new legislation he proposes to draft and introduce. Dan spoke of “Project Rebuild” that he envisions being the … Continue reading

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