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Capitals and Capitols Michigan's Odyssey from Detroit to Lansing​


Hosted by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing

November 29th, 2018
Library of Michigan
Lake Erie Room, 2nd floor
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Travel back in time and learn the stories behind Michigan’s capitals (the cities) and capitols (the buildings) with Valerie Marvin, Michigan State Capitol Historian & Curator. 

Valerie Marvin is honored to serve as the Historian and Curator of the Michigan State Capitol. A graduate of the University of Michigan (Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies, 2005) and Eastern Michigan University (Masters of Science in Historic Preservation, 2009), Valerie lives with her husband David in a 1906 home in downtown Lansing.

Michigan capitol

Michigan History Day Research Rendezvous

December 1st, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Michigan Library and Historical Center
Library of Michigan Lake Erie Room
Museum Rooms TBD

The Historical Society of Michigan, Library of Michigan and Michigan History Center are proud to host a Research Rendezvous!

  • Discover new primary and secondary sources
  • Learn more about MHD at a mini-lesson
  • Get research help from librarians and archivists
  • Learn about Special Categories
  • Park, print, and explore for free!

Students can learn more about the library and archives, speak with librarians and archivists about their research, and attend mini-lessons on writing a thesis, connecting to the theme, and general category overviews. Don’t forget to check out Michigan Topics.   Students can come for the whole time or for an hour or two.

The event is completely free, including parking and admission to the Michigan History Museum.  Traveling from a distance?  Check out the Lansing visitors bureau for travel options.

RSVP helps with planning.

Coat of Arms

Detroit Lions Display
Library of Michigan
2nd floor South

Originally called the Portsmouth Spartans from Portsmouth, Ohio the Detroit Lions are a professional football team that makes Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan their home. The Detroit lions are one of the oldest teams in the NFL getting their start in 1930. Want to know more about The Detroit Lions? Check out our display on 2nd floor south where you can find: pictures, videos, and books on Lions greats like NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders. Also, take a peek behind the curtain into what life is like off the gridiron with memoirs from past Lions players.

Detroit Lions

Updated 10/12/2018