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Conservation story from The Henry Ford

A recent blog post from one of our member-represented institutions, The Henry Ford, illustrates some of the trials and triumphs that come with preservation and conservation efforts! Great job on a beautiful restoration: Conserving the Pier Table

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2016 Mackinac Art Exhibition call for entries: “Waters of Mackinac”

Mackinac State Historic Parks announces an Art Exhibition at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Art will be chosen by juror Henry Matthews, director of galleries and collections at Grand Valley State University. The subject of the … Continue reading

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Call for nominations: 2015 Michigan Heritage Guardian Award

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Michigan Heritage Guardian Award, due February 13.  These awards seek to “recognize outstanding accomplishments of individuals or organizations in the preservation of cultural heritage in the state of Michigan.” For further information, … Continue reading

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Michigan and the World Trade Center

Former MACCH member Mark Harvey was featured in a recent article by Michigan Radio, detailing how the state of Michigan came to own the original architectural plans for the World Trade Center buildings!

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Mackinac Island Peace Garden

Marquette Park Mackinac Island, Michigan Project Summary Mackinac State Historic Parks is currently construction a Peace Garden to commemorate 200 years of peaceful relations between the United States and Canada following the War of 1812. A series of proposal for … Continue reading

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Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum, Mackinac State Historic Parks

Mackinac State Historic Parks will open a new building and exhibit this summer at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, Michigan. The building will be a reproduction of the original 1890 fog signal building which served as a warehouse … Continue reading

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Risk Management & Disaster Recovery

Jeanne Drewes is doing a two-day risk management and disaster recovery plan workshop with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) at the Delta Township District Library in Lansing MI on September 10 and November 8, 2013. You can find … Continue reading

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South Southwest Rowhouse Grand Opening

On June 2, 2013, Mackinac State Historic Parks proudly opened the reconstructed South Southwest Rowhouse inside Colonial Michilimackinac. The event was attended by well over two hundred guests with Director Phil Porter, Deputy Director Steven Brisson and Mackinac Island State … Continue reading

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NPI NEPA & Sect 4(f) seminars–Oct 7-10–Lansing, MI

The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. The 2013-2014 National Preservation Institute seminar schedule is available online at www.npi.org. The 2013-2014 NPI News Release includes … Continue reading

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Conservation of DIA’s Gracehoper by Tony Smith

The Detroit Institute of Arts is conserving the large-scale outdoor sculpture Gracehoper by artist Tony Smith. In collaboration with the Tony Smith Estate, paint specialists and outdoor sculpture conservation specialists, the conservation team developed a plan that honors the artist’s … Continue reading

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