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Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm's Executive Order 2007-52 gives the Michigan Historical Commission responsibility for Michigan's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The governor's charge can be summarized as:
- fostering authenticity
- fostering inclusion
- serving as a national/international liaison and
- providing information to the public as a clearinghouse.
- See the committee's user-based web site to add your group's events or to find out about commemoration events around the state.
The Michigan Historical Commission's Civil War Sesquicentennial Work Plan covers grassroots involvement, events and projects, education, heritage tourism, marketing and funding.
The members of the Michigan Historical Commission Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee are:
John M. Dempsey, Commissioner
Brian James Egen, Commissioner
Richard G. Micka, Commissioner
Sandra S. Clark, Director, Michigan Historical Center
James A. McConnell, Livonia
Edward D. Surovell, Ann Arbor
Judith L. Tappero, Bloomfield Hills
For more information, please telephone (517) 373-1650 or send e-mail to PatrickM@michigan.gov.
Contact the Michigan Historical Center.