This year, our annual Statehood Day celebration honors the 175th birthday of the Great Lakes State. Come join the fun—and come early: The first 100 visitors receive a piece of birthday cake!
Our Statehood Day celebration offers costumed interpreters, craft demonstrations and musical performances for the entire family. There will be games and displays highlighting reinvention points in Michigan’s history.
Reenactors from the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors demonstrate how early surveyors marked straight lines through Michigan’s swamps and forests.
Also today, take advantage of the rare opportunity to view statehood documents from the Archives of Michigan, including Michigan’s first constitution and a letter from President Andrew Jackson.