Michigan celebrates 175 years of statehood and you might win the present

Governor Rick Snyder declared Thursday, January 26 as Michigan Statehood Day, in honor of our state’s 175th birthday. Read Governor Snyder’s full proclamation here.

Michigan Mittens has organized a birthday celebration contest that features a prize package of goods provided by 12 Michigan-based businesses including Hometown History Tours. We’ve donated two tickets for any 2012 walking tour and two tickets for the Discover Downriver bus tour. (Complete tour descriptions and schedule will be posted soon.

Click her for full contest details and to enter. Drawing to be held at noon on Jan 26.

President Andrew Jackson signed the bill that admitted Michigan as the 26th state on January 26, 1837. In the statehood compromise, Ohio was allowed to keep Toledo in exchange for the western two-thirds of the Upper Peninsula.

Activities are celebrating Michigan’s 175th birthday will be held around the state. Click here for state functions. 

 

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