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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pocket-sized history of Michigan guide

LANSING—The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) announced today the release of a fully revised 5th Edition of its popular "Historic Michigan Travel Guide." Designed to expose readers to the wide variety to heritage travel destinations in the state, the fifth edition contains 30 percent more listings than the publication it replaces. "We've also reduced the guide's price from $9.95 to $6.95," noted HSM Executive Director Larry Wagenaar. "We hope to encourage more people to purchase it and plan a history-themed 'stay-cation' in our state."


First launched in the 1970s, the Historic Michigan Travel Guide is the only publication that promotes travel to Michigan's history museums, historic sites, and related destinations. The biggest museums, such as The Henry Ford, the Mackinac forts, and the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, are included as are small sites such as the Les Cheneaux Historical and Maritime Museums in Cedarville. The pocket-sized publication—measuring 8 inches high by 4 inches wide—lists 300 institutions and attractions in all, organized alphabetically by peninsula.


In turn, each listing contains key information, such as a GPS-ready address, operating hours, admission fees, exhibit and collection highlights, and annual events. Specifics such as the availability of onsite parking and accessibility are also addressed.


Commenting on the comprehensive nature of the publication, former Michigan Governor William Milliken said, "This new edition of the "Historic Michigan Travel Guide" will enable you to fully explore the fascinating story of our Great Lakes State."


Copies of the travel guide will be sold at Meijer, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and independent bookstores and through the Historical Society of Michigan at its website or by calling toll-free (800) 692-1828.


Sponsors include Meijer, the Huizenga Group, and the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation.


The Historical Society of Michigan, the state's oldest cultural organization, was founded in 1828 by territorial governor Lewis Cass and explorer Henry Schoolcraft.



The Historical Society of Michigan
5815  Executive Dr.
Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: (517) 324-1828
FAX: (517) 324-4370



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this handy volume at Meijer the other day. Its very useful - especially if you like noodling around discovering neat stories about the past. Love it!

November 11, 2010 at 5:24 AM 

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