Golfing on Mackinac Island, has its roots firmly planted in the late 19th century when interest in golf rapidly grew across America. These courses are a nod to their historic and idyllic location.
Ever heard of Douglass Houghton, the man who left an indelible mark on Michigan’s geology? Uncover the life and mysteries of the state’s first geologist whose passion led him to the rocky shores of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Dive into this gripping tale and discover how one man’s legacy continues to shape Michigan today.
Journey back in time at the Gandy Dancer, a culinary gem housed in the historic Michigan Central Depot. Indulge in exquisite cuisine while trains pass by, echoing stories of a bygone era.
Venture into Michigan’s heartland this June, as we journey back in time to celebrate the state’s unique heritage. Hear the echo of hammers, smell the pancakes sizzling, and be part of Michigan’s Log Cabin Day—a celebration as vibrant and deep-seated as the spirit of Michigan itself.
Experience the profound legacy of Native American tribes in Michigan. Their vibrant cultural heritage echoes in every corner of the state, from the thriving agriculture to the dynamic art scene. We discovered Native American collections in nine Michigan museums that are worth a visit.
A task for all early pioneers in Michigan was to make a log cabin. The Bad Axe Historical Society is the curator of the largest collection of authentically restored pioneer log buildings in the state.
General stores in Michigan were integral to developing small towns across the state during the late 1800s. Plus, their front facades were so interesting. We look at several in this photo essay.
The times of greatest shipbuilding in the Great Lakes region was during the lumbering era. From 1839 until the early 1890s, the virgin old-growth Michigan forests were cut down to produce lumber for growing towns and cities in the lower Great Lakes. Michigan was the nation’s leading lumber producer from 1869 until about 1900. The only way to transport finished milled lumber from the shore side mills in the Great Lakes was by ship.