History

  • How Lansing became the state capital

    From the first capital in Detroit, to the choice of a permanent capital in 1847, to a town called Michigan, learn how Lansing became the state capital in a fun and entertaining fashion.

  • The Mitten

    Topics from Michigan's past include:

    • African Americans in the Civil War,
    • Bottle Bill, French Explorers,
    • Hopewell Indians,
    • Michigan at 200,
    • Pioneer Life,
    • War of 1812
    • and more!