CALL TO ACTION Join and get involved with the MI Impact Coalition, as we work to bring back Michigan’s State Rehab Tax Credit.  Senate Bill 469 (S1) passed the Senate on December 13, 2017. House Bill 5178 (HB 5178) has also been introduced to reinstate the Michigan Historic Preservation Tax Credit. These bills would reinstate the popular program that offers a credit of up to 25 percent of rehabilitation expenses against state income tax.

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Keeping Cemeteries Alive! The Dead Have Stories to Share

February 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$39 - $79

Keeping Cemeteries Alive! The Dead Have Stories to Share

Friday, February 17th 2017 — 9am to 12pm

Meijer Education Center at the Historical Society of Michigan — 5815 Executive Dr., Lansing MI 48911

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Cemeteries contain an abundance of historical information. But those stories can be lost if the cemetery is in disarray. In this workshop, the speakers will discuss the importance of preserving, maintaining, and enhancing cemeteries—keeping them alive to tell the stories of the dead. Participants will learn how to establish a “friend group” for cemetery preservation, cultivate and maintain positive relationships with governing agencies for the purpose of maintenance, and create events and programs to enhance the histories they share. Presented by Jessie Lasorda, Rediscovered History, and Loretta Stanaway, Memorial Minders.


For in-person attendees, refreshments will be available. Lunch is on your own. Materials are included with your registration. Any handouts from the presenter will be sent to remote attendees after the workshop.

To register for a workshop, use our secure online registration form ( or call 800-692-1828.

If you are a personal member of HSM or represent an organization that itself is a member of the Society, registration is $39. Registration for non-members is $79 and includes a one-year HSM Individual Level 1 [Basic] membership.
New for 2017! Participants can now “attend” remotely, if they prefer, through Zoom Video Communications and will be able to interact with the speaker and other attendees (for full interaction, microphone and webcam are required on your device. Instructions on how to remote-in to the workshop will be sent to attendees).


February 17, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$39 - $79


Meijer Education Center at the Historical Society of Michigan
5815 Executive Dr.
Lansing, MI 48911 United States
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