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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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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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Station Windows Are an Object Lesson in Preservation

Any personal views expressed on the Michigan Historic Preservation Network  blog are the writers’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. by James L. Hamilton The Michigan Central Station, enshrined on the National Register … 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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#michiganplacesmatter: A Guide to Historical Road Trips Though the Peninsula State.

By Scott Slagor, MHPN Communications Committee Highways are dull. Even the most scenic of highways become monotonous after hours or, even minutes, and offer little insight to the communities they bypass. Have you ever found yourself wondering about the towns … Continue reading

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