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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: 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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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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HISTORIC WARNER PIONEER FARMSTEAD RETURNS TO FAMILY

by Tim Bennett The Warner pioneer homestead, located in Brighton Township, Livingston County, Michigan, was occupied by five generations of the family for over 170 years. The property was first purchased by Timothy Warner, a settler from Livingston County, NY, … 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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Barbeques and the Ballot Box…

  The summer is a wonderful time to enjoy all that Michigan has to offer including its rich historic heritage! Families are flooding the ferries to travel to the breathtaking Mackinaw Island, driving around Belle Isle for a nice view … Continue reading

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