Advocacy Alert

The Michigan legislature returns to session on September 7th. Upon their return, the legislature will enter what is commonly known as the “lame duck” session. House Bill 5232 and Senate Bill 720, the legislation which amends the local historic district act, can be voted on until session has ended for the year. We must remain vigilant by contacting your legislators indicating your continued opposition for the legislation. Please contact your legislators both in the House and Senate via email, phone or written note. You can find your legislators contact information by visiting and .

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!