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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Presentation: Michigan, My Michigan

A History of this State - From Territory to Statehood is a talk from WMU Regional History Curator, Lynn Houghton. She is part of the Zhang Legacy Center, Archives and Regional History Collections.

It is a Monday, May 21 event, 7 - 8:30 pm, downtown at the Kalamazoo Public Central Library, Van Deusen Room.

The history of Michigan is interesting, fascinating and filled with twists and turns. Join Houghton for a journey looking at all aspects of Michigan’s growth and development through events, topics, trends, themes and people, all of which have shaped this State. Along with being the Regional History Curator for the WMU Archives and Regional History Collections, Lynn taught Michigan History for Western’s Department of History from 2002 to 2017 and also does the Gazelle Sports Historic Walks.

Early Michigan map, 1838, half of the area does not yet have
county designations.
The Archives and Regional History Collections consist of historical University, regional, and local governmental records. It is the largest facility of its type in southwestern Michigan. The library holds letters, diaries, and records of area people, businesses and organizations. It also has several large photographic collections, area newspapers, and electronic resources documenting the story of southwestern Michigan. #ZhangLegacyCenter