Michigan History Magazine rolls out redesign

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Historical Society of Michigan
5815 Executive Dr.
Lansing, MI 48911


For Immediate Release


Lansing, Mich. -- The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is pleased to announce the redesign of its flagship magazine, Michigan History, starting with the January/February 2016 issue. New and enhanced features, such as “Made in Michigan” and “Trips by Topic,” have been wrapped up in a refreshed design that make the bi-monthly publication easier for readers to navigate through the content.

           “We are very excited about the redesign of our flagship publication,” commented publisher Larry J. Wagenaar, who also serves as Executive Director of the Historical Society of Michigan. “Our redesign team, led by Michigan History editor Patricia Majher, did an outstanding job in updating the look and feel of the country’s most successful state history magazine and made it an even more compelling read.”

Edited for an audience of popular history enthusiasts, Michigan History brings to life the exciting stories of Michigan people, places, and events and their impact on the state, the nation, and the world.

The updated magazine includes three new features. The first, “Made in Michigan” highlights great things that originated in the Great Lakes State—from the first practical highway snowplow and the first professional hockey league to cat litter, cornflakes and cubicles. “Trips by Topic” suggests themed tours of Michigan museums—for example, aviation museums, fishing museums, or Native-American museums—based on HSM’s Historic Michigan Travel Guide. And “Wise Words” contains quotes by Michiganians or about Michigan on the many topics that have shaped our history. In addition, the book review section has been expanded to include Michigan history-related music and movies as well as books.

The magazine is published six times a year and is available for $24.95 for a one-year subscription and $41.95 for a two-year subscription. Orders may be placed by visiting www.hsmichigan.org/michiganhistory or by calling (800) 366-3703. Individual issues may be purchased for $6.95 at all Meijer and Barnes & Noble locations as well as at many independent bookstores throughout the state.

The Historical Society of Michigan is the state’s oldest cultural organization, founded in 1828 by territorial governor Lewis Cass and explorer Henry Schoolcraft. A nongovernmental nonprofit, the Society focuses on publications, conferences, education, awards and recognition programming, and support for local history organizations to preserve and promote Michigan’s rich history.


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