On January 27th the State Historical Museum will begin a year of celebrating the technical marvel that is our Mackinac Bridge. Here is a bit of what you can expect to see at the museum on the 27th -
- Kim Nowack, Mackinac Bridge Authority Engineer, will present a fascinating overview of the 50-year history of the bridge at 11 a.m.
- Build a bridge model! Kids ages 8 to 12 can take part in a build-a-bridge workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The Archives of Michigan will display photographs, drawings and documents that exhibit the history of the construction and opening of the Mackinac Bridge.
Check out this cool site put together by Keith Stokes - www.mightymac.org He has put together some neat photos of the bridge, straits area lighthouses, Mackinaw City in the winter, and many others.
P.S. - Don't forget to celebrate Michigan Statehood Day on January 26th. On this day in 1837 Michigan officially was welcomed into the Union. Happy 170th!