Advocacy Alert

Representative Chatfield has confirmed in a letter to constituents that although he worked “exceedingly hard to strike a balance with this legislation (HB 5232), …I have been unable to adequately satisfy many of the concerns of my constituents.” He has decided to “indefinitely suspend consideration of HB 5232 and the conversation of reform to the Michigan Historic Preservation Act.”

Preservation Kids


Preservation50

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:

Church
Inn
Tower
Barn
Eustace-Cole Hall, MSU
Beaumont Tower, MSU
Kindergarten-Model

Have ideas for other buildings you want to add to your collection? Let us know at info@mhpn.org 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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