The Michigan History Museum in Lansing will commemorate the people who created our state – first peoples, statesmen and townspeople – at its annual Statehood Day celebration Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free all day!
Visitors will have the opportunity to celebrate our state's 181st anniversary over a slice of birthday cake, enjoy historic tunes performed by local legends Acoustic Strings, try out book-making with the Library of Michigan, practice surveying with the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors Reenactment Group, participate in butter-churning, rope-making and other historic craft and trade demonstrations...and more!
New for 2018! Join our Statehood Day Euchre Tournament. Euchre/Uker/Juker was rising in popularity throughout the United States during the Statehood Era and was one of the most fashionable games in the country by the late 1800s. It remained "on top" until the turn of the century when Bridge began to eclipse its popularity. More details on the tournament and how to enter will be added here soon.
The Michigan History Museum-flagship of the Michigan History Museum System-is located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.
We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.