Visiting the Keweenaw ahead of our 2021-22 Great Michigan Read

This blog was written by Julia Irion Martins, our University of Michigan Summer intern.    On my second morning in the Keweenaw, I walked from the Thomas Hoatson mansion in Laurium to the buildings of the former Calumet & Hecla mining company, now the...

Saugatuck-Douglas, Home to LGBTQ Communities for more than 100 Years

In the Fall of 2020, the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center was awarded a Humanities grant to carry-out the project called: “Century of Progress: A Timeline of Saugatuck-Douglas LGBTQ History.” This project seeks to tell the story of the Saugatuck-Douglas...

Catching up with 2019 POL Champion, Tajah-Rayne Davise

We caught up with 2019 Michigan Poetry Out Loud State Champion Tajah-Rayne Davise to hear what her favorite part of POL was, and what she is up to now. What was your favorite part of the Poetry Out Loud program?  My favorite part of the program was being able to share...

What’s it like to host a Museum on Main Street exhibit?

Michigan Humanities partners with the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program to bring high-quality Smithsonian traveling exhibitions to Main Street museums, historical societies, and other small-town cultural venues across the country. The latest MoMS...
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