A Statehood Day CelebrationDate: January 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Michigan Historical Museum, Lansing
Michigan joined the Union as the nation's 26th state on January 26, 1837.
This year, our annual Statehood Day celebration honors the 177th birthday of the Great Lakes State and the 70th anniversary World War II's D-Day. Look for a complete schedule of the day's activities soon.
Kids' activities include learning about the physics of flight by designing and testing their own paper airplane and a "paratrooper" activity that has kids testing their parachute-dropping skillsWill they hit the beach or land in the ocean?
In the Museum:
In the Archives of Michigan - Second Floor
- See costumed interpreters and reenactors, including Rosie the Riveter, who will share details of life on the homefront during the war.
- take advantage of the rare opportunity to view important statehood documents, including Michigan's first constitution and a letter from President Andrew Jackson.
Be sure to tour our new special exhibit, Lake Effects
, an investigation of the history and science of Michigan weather.
This event is included with museum admission
. For more information, please send us an e‑mail
telephone (517) 373-3559.
The Michigan Historical Museumflagship of the Michigan Historical Museum
Systemis located inside the Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 West Kalamazoo
Street, Lansing. The museum and visitor parking are on the north side of Kalamazoo Street, two blocks
east of M. L. King Jr. Boulevard. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Here's more
information about how to find
Michigan Historical Museum.