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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Comments (4)
  1. Edward Quinto says:

    Happy 175 th Birthday Michigan and you know what I also share this very Special Day with you and with Australia and with the Republic of India and also with the vevenrable Saints Timothy and Titus, two Biblical characters. God Bless and may peace and prosperity come your way in the days, years, centuries, and millenia ahead.

  2. tom skowronski says:

    bring back the michigan state fair

  3. Amy Swanderski says:

    Beautiful state of mind! ♥ from the land of the Hiawatha to the big lake they call Gitche Gumee. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan has the greatest hiking trails,cross country skiing, waterfalls and fishing that I have ever seen. Clean and pristine, low crime; a great place to live peacefully.

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