Happy Birthday Michigan! State Is 175-Years-Old

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Michigan is celebrating its 175th birthday, with Gov. Rick Snyder proclaiming Thursday as Michigan Statehood Day.

Admitted to the union in 1837 as the 26th state, Michigan and its history will be celebrated Saturday at the Michigan Historical Museum.

The Statehood Day festivities will offer costumed interpreters, craft demonstrations and musical performances. It will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum in downtown Lansing.

Snyder said in a release that “Michigan has a great past, but its best days are yet to come.”

“It’s an honor to be a Michigander and as we celebrate this Michigan milestone, I encourage every resident to take a moment and reflect on the beauty, greatness and promise of our state,” Snyder said in a statement.

For more information about 2012 Statehood Day activities, visit the Statehood Day celebration website.

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