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Swainson Award for preserving Michigan history presented to recipients from Emmet, Iron, Kalkaska, Livingston and Muskegon counties

The Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Historical Commission presented the 2015 Governor John B. Swainson Award to five recipients at a ceremony Monday in the Capitol Rotunda. This year’s winners hail from Emmet, Iron, Kalkaska, Livingston and Muskegon counties. The award honors state, county or municipal employees who have gone above and beyond […]

Combat Weathermen at D-Day

Did you know that combat weathermen were employed at D-Day? In a new Look! article, Eric Perkins of the Michigan Historical Museum explains their role:  http://bit.ly/1ihRJj9 This year’s annual Statehood Day celebration, to be held on January 25, commemorates the 177th anniversary of Michigan statehood and the seventieth anniversary of D-Day.  For more information on […]

Michigan Archaeology Day Coming to Michigan Historical Center Oct. 12

LANSING, Mich. — Archaeologists from across Michigan will gather at the Michigan Historical Center in Lansing from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, for Michigan Archaeology Day. The annual event draws hundreds of visitors to the center each year to talk one-on-one with archaeologists about recent excavations that have taken place throughout the state. The […]

Michigan-based War of 1812 Documentary Premieres Aug. 18 at The Henry Ford

Two hundred years after the start of the War of 1812, many bicentennial events and programs are now getting under way. One such commemorative event is the premiere of “Michigan at War: The Struggle for the Old Northwest, 1812-1815” at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 at The Henry Ford’s Anderson Theater in Dearborn, Mich. Created […]

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