They don’t call Ann Arbor “Tree Town” for nothing! In May, you’ll see arboreal beauty all over the city - and many fabulous opportunities to explore stunning parks and outdoor areas throughout the Ann Arbor area this month. Additionally, the summer festival season accelerates ... Read more and see comments!
Purple Rose Theatre Company Showing Two Michigan-Inspired Productions This Year
Feb 19, 2018
Chelsea’s Purple Rose Theatre Company, founded by the town’s resident movie/TV/Broadway star Jeff Daniels, opened in 1991 with the aim of “growing” and producing new plays alongside American classics.
Giving voice to the experience of living in the Midwest is certainly part of ... Read more and see comments!
We're jazzed to present our ideas for 18 things to experience in 2018, right here in Ypsilanti, Michigan!
1. Hit up the Ypsilanti Farmer’s Market! Year-round, local food producers gather downtown to flaunt their pretty produce. Ypsiplanti is also based at the Farmer’s Market - where ... Read more and see comments!
The city of Ann Arbor is nearly 200 years old and since its founding, newspapers, historians, and Treetown townies have cataloged its growth and progress. The Ann Arbor District Library houses a massive archive of old newspaper articles, photos, and historical documents from the 1800s to present day.
These ... Read more and see comments!
“The Museum is not finished. It never can be if it is to be a functioning unit of the University. My earnest hope is that it will grow and change with the times and serve science and the University with increasing effectiveness.”
-- Alexander Ruthven, 1931
The Museum of Natural History ... Read more and see comments!
If you’re new to our newsletter, we welcome you! We're excited to promote a #VisitAnnArbor gem, the University Musical Society, as well as lots of fun events and activities that highlight the fall colors and all the coziness that autumn brings.Whether you're a die-hard Wolverine Football ... Read more and see comments!
Explore Culinary History Tours in Washtenaw County
Sep 25, 2017
Visit a local farmer’s market, broaden your palate, and taste some history!
The new Washtenaw Heritage Foodways Story Map blends historical time periods with points of interest across the county and representative recipes of many cultural ethnic groups present in our community over time. Find ... Read more and see comments!
You’ve probably heard of Rosie the Riveter, that iconic figure of American spirit. Many people may also know that Rose Will Monroe traveled from rural Kentucky to Ypsilanti, Michigan to work among thousands of others during World War II. But what about where she worked and what she made? Find ... Read more and see comments!
Welcome back students! I know you’re excited to see your friends and get settled into your home-away-from-home. Whether this is your first year or last semester as an EMU Eagle, U-M Wolverine, or a member of the WCC Wolfpack, Ypsi holds new adventures, great coffee, and college-budget friendly ... Read more and see comments!
Sharon Mills County Park is a historic, natural wonderland located near the village of Manchester - just a short drive from Ann Arbor. History buffs, outdoor adventurers, wildlife enthusiasts, picnickers, canoers and others enjoy this destination of historical significance, which is open each year from ... Read more and see comments!
Explore Ypsilanti’s Automotive History at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
May 08, 2017
If you know anything about Ypsilanti, you know that the automobile industry is a big part of its history. Guest blogger Emma Schulte shares how you can experience the pivotal role Ypsilanti played in the automotive industry.
Ypsilanti has been home to many memorable automobiles from different ... Read more and see comments!
Seven Not-So-Secret Tales about German Heritage in Washtenaw County
Mar 22, 2017
Have you ever taken a drive out on the back roads of western Washtenaw County? They traverse some of the most picturesque rural landscapes in the region, and contain one of Michigan’s first and largest German settlements. Many of its houses, barns, outbuildings, roads, and farm fields remain visible ... Read more and see comments!
In honor of Michigan’s 180th birthday this year, below are six quick bits of knowledge about Washtenaw County’s early settlers you may not have known. For more information on the early pioneers, check out Washtenaw County’s newest Heritage Tour online.
Pioneering: Good Luck ... Read more and see comments!
7 Ways to Geek-Out on Greek Revival in Washtenaw County
Dec 02, 2016
Washtenaw County's Driving Tour of 19th Century historic homes gives you the backstory on places you’ve likely noticed – and maybe some you’ve not yet discovered. You can take a driving tour for yourself, check out an individual site, or visit the tour virtually by clicking ... Read more and see comments!
One of the best ways to enjoy winter in Michigan is by planning a post-holiday, relaxing getaway to Chelsea, Mich. This picturesque community just west of Ann Arbor is a resplendent mid-winter escape, complete with renowned restaurants, award-winning theatre, and downtown shopping. Take a weekend to ... Read more and see comments!
Manchester, Michigan may just be one of the most charming historic towns in the Midwest - with a rich history, enchanting architecture, lovely parks, exciting outdoor recreational opportunities, and family-friendly events.
Historical societies all over the country are seeing a boost in interest from ... Read more and see comments!
10 Surprising Facts About Historic Barns in Washtenaw County
Sep 23, 2016
Washtenaw County's Driving Tour of 19th and 20th Century Barns opens your eyes to beautiful structures that have stood the test of time. You can take a driving tour for yourself, or visit the tour virtually by clicking here. Keep reading to learn more about Washtenaw County's Historic Barns.
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The Ann Arbor area is home to extraordinary historic buildings. Have you visited the Kempf House in Ann Arbor, the Hack House in Milan, or Gordon Hall in Dexter? All three of these homes were built between 1841 and 1888 and represent fascinating stories from Washtenaw County’s history.
The Hack ... Read more and see comments!