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In addition to listing MHC-supported events, we also promote humanities and cultural events from organizations around the state. Fill out the form above to submit your event. Once submitted, staff will review the event and if it fits the humanities guidelines, will post to the calendar. Events should be open to the public at little or not cost. If you have questions, please contact Carol Taggart at ctaggart@mihumanities.org or (517) 372-7770.

MHC Funded Event Events with this symbol denote that the event is either funded by MHC, or supporting an MHC program

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Upper Peninsula

Let's Tie the Knot

Jan. 19 - April 25 in Marquette
The Marquette Regional History Center presents its upcoming special event, "Let's Tie the Knot." Discover the origins of our wedding traditions and view beautiful and unique gowns and their stories from the Center's extensive collection. Many of our traditions date back only 100-150 years. Glimpse local brides in period gowns and some unique dresses made from unusual materials such as a gown made from a WWII parachute. Open during regular museum hours. Included with general admission. www.marquettehistory.org


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East Central

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West Central

Holland in World War II

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in Holland
Local Historian and author Randy VandeWater concludes his presentation on Holland’s civilian and military participation in WWII. Scheduled for February 10, 2015, in Winants Auditorium, Graves Hall, Hope College, at 263 College Avenue in Holland, topics will include Selective Service (or the Draft), civil defense and war bonds, Tulip Time during the war, the National Guard and Pearl Harbor. Help observe the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II by learning about the roles area men and women had in defense of the nation at home and abroad.


Michigan Historical Museum: A Statehood Day Celebration

Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Lansing
Michigan joined the Union as the nation's 26th state on January 26, 1837. This year, our annual Statehood Day celebration honors the 178th birthday of the Great Lakes State. In the museum, you'll discover how Michigan joined the United States and what life was like for pioneers; plus, you'll enjoy hands-on activities, costumed interpreters and unique artifacts. In the Archives of Michigan (second floor) take advantage of the rare opportunity to view important statehood documents, including Michigan's first constitution and a letter from President Andrew Jackson.

University of Michigan Museum of Art: Detroit Before the Automobile

Through January 18 in Ann Arbor
Drawn from the extensive holdings of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan (U-M), this exhibition illustrates the rich history of the city of Detroit through maps, letters, prints, and photographs. From its beginnings as a French outpost to its emergence as a manufacturing powerhouse based on the automobile at the end of the nineteenth century, the exhibition will focus on the city's growth, its people, and its legacy. The exhibition is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan. The UMMA is located at 525 South State Street.

MHC Funded EventPortrait Studios of Detroit’s Polonia: The Face of Polish Immigration

Through Jan. 30 in Clinton
The final stop for the Portrait Studios exhibition will be at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library in Clinton, Mich. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours. For more information, please visit, www.cmpl.org/, or call (586) 226-5020. For more information, visit www.polishmission.com.

MHC Funded EventDescrechaska: Here is Everything

Permanent display in Wyandotte
The Wyandotte Museum has opened a new, permanent exhibit exploring the city’s history. On display in an updated gallery space, the exhibit features rarely seen images from museums and archives as far away as Quebec, Canada. Artifacts from the Wyandotte Museums’ collection that had been in storage were brought out to showcase the city’s past. The exhibit’s name, “Descrechaska,” comes from the Wyandot language, spoken by the Native Americans who lived in the region prior to the arrival of Europeans. The museum is open Thursday – Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.


MHC Funded EventFrom Forest to Fruit Belt

Permanent display in Coloma
This new exhibit at the North Berrien Historical Museum in Coloma highlights authentic local artifacts from the lumbering and agriculture industries that transformed Southwest Michigan’s landscape and created its modern communities. “From Forest to Fruit Belt” is an immersive, interactive experience of the vehicles, machinery, photographs, advertising, community and culture that are the heart of Southwest Michigan’s Fruit Belt. The exhibit can be seen during the museum’s summer hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.northberrienhistory.org or by calling 269.468.3330.
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