Advocacy Alert

The House and Senate are in recess for the summer months. They will have a limited calendar for the remainder of the year. This will make movement of legislation such as HB 5232 much more difficult. We have learned that interest may be waning by those originally pushing the bill. This is positive news and we are thrilled that opposition efforts have had such a tremendous impact! We thank you for your outstanding support over the past several months. MHPN continues to keep a close eye on any mention of HB 5232 being referred into another committee and the possibility of lame duck vote.

Preservation Kids


In 2016, the National Historic Preservation Act is 50 years old!  As part of the celebration, the organization a free coloring book of the logos has been developed, downloadable here.  You can learn more about the celebration and the different logos developed, please visit Preservation50.

small-logo-lighthouse small-logo-archaeologist small-logo-street

Historic Preservation Wordsearches

The one-page word search includes one puzzle with places that can be called historic and a second puzzle with how a place can be historically significant. 

Color & Construct – Michigan Building Models

MHPN member Dan Bollman, architect at east arbor architecture, has designed a number of models for kids (or kids-at-heart) to enjoy:

Eustace-Cole Hall, MSU
Beaumont Tower, MSU

Have ideas for other buildings you want to add to your collection? Let us know at and we will pass the request along to Dan!

These simple line drawings should be printed out on a reasonably heavy cardstock (Dan recommends using 80# in an 11×17 size). Then they are ready to be colored! Let your imagination go and make them look as real or imaginary as you like. When you are finished, they just need to be cut-out and assembled following the easy directions. Be sure to ask for help with the scissors!

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