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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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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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Wood Columns Can Be Repaired: Save Them!

by James L. Hamilton, Boston Edison Historic District, Detroit, MI Columns are always a character defining feature in historic buildings. Keeping columns in good condition is essential for historic preservation. Columns can be maintained, repaired, and restored. If owners don’t … 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: 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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