Statewide Heart Bomb
to Feb 18

Statewide Heart Bomb

Show some love for your favorite local historic building by heart bombing it this Valentine's Day! Simply make some hearts out of construction paper and either affix them to the building (in a non-permanent manner) OR take a photo standing outside of it holding your hearts.

Help us spread the word about buildings that need love all across the state! Share your photos with us by using the hashtags: #miheartbomb #michiganplacesmatter, and #IHeartSavingPlaces on Facebook or Instagram (@mypreservation) or tag MYPreservation in your photo.

We will then submit them to the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a part of their nationwide campaign.


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Rust Belt Take Over - Detroit Edition
to Oct 22

Rust Belt Take Over - Detroit Edition

Join MY Preservation for the Rust Belt Takeover of Detroit October 20 - 22nd. While it is impossible to experience all that the Motor City has to offer in a weekend you'll surely experience some of its greatest assets with several exciting tours, local eats & drinks, entertainment, and more. Get an exclusive sneak peek into one of the largest redevelopment projects happening right now at the Packard Plant and tour Eastern Market, which is the largest historic public market district in the United States. Experience Frederick Law Olmsted designed Belle Isle Park first hand or step back in time touring Historic Fort Wayne which dates back to the 1840s. The weekend will wrap up with a tour of the Ford Piquette Plant, which is the oldest automotive factory building in the world open to the general public and is where the Model T was born. Detroit's historic neighborhoods, stunning architecture, and innovative young preservationists working tirelessly to honor the rich history of the city will surely leave you inspired and wanting to come back for more. Registration will open up in early September, with a full event itinerary. For more info please contact Lindsey Dotson ( or Joe Frost (




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7:00 PM19:00

Hemingway Happy Hour

Join Michigan Young Preservation for a PRIVATE happy hour in one of Ernest Hemmingway's old haunts -the Horton Bay General Store built in 1876! SPACE IS LIMITED to 20 attendees so pre-registration is required (see link below). In addition to enjoying a cash bar and complimentary appetizers we will also get an exclusive tour of the historic inn that has been lovingly restored to the time period. 

This happy hour event is being planned in conjunction with the AnnualMichigan Historic Preservation Network Conference in nearby Petoskey and just a short drive from there. It is open to conference attendees and non-attendees alike!

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP here:

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