Documents, articles and educational materials produced by Michigan SHPO and other partners which offer guidance, context, and background about some of Michigan's historic resources.
Education and Learning
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network has produced several educational webinar programs, which cover everything from Historic Preservation 101 to detailed topics such as historic designation, nomenclature, and wood window repair. Many webinars discuss SHPO program areas or include SHPO staff among the panelists. Explore these free videos here.
The West Michigan Pike Project
Summary information about the West Michigan Pike and the SHPO's project to identify and document the history and significance of this New Buffalo to Mackinaw City highway route.
A Civic Gift
This joint SHPO-Michigan Land Use Institute report describes preservation, community reinvestment and smart growth in Michigan.
Creating Design Guidelines for the Historic Commercial District
SHPO has prepared this guidance for the growing number of Michigan communities interested in protecting the feel, or “sense of place,” of their historic Main Street.
Insulation for Historic Commercial Resources
SHPO guidance on insulating historic commercial buildings.
Introducing Preservation Trades to High School Students
A guide for educators published by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.