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

Bicentennial birthday celebration for Michigan’s first governor on Oct. 27

A birthday bash is scheduled for noon on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Capitol Park in Detroit to honor Michigan’s first elected governor, Stevens T. Mason. Dubbed the “Boy Governor” because he was only 19 when he assumed the post of secretary of Michigan Territory, a position vacated by his father, John T. Mason. In … More Bicentennial birthday celebration for Michigan’s first governor on Oct. 27