Historic Preservation

Ronald Woods in his office at Eastern Michigan University

How Ypsi's past informs its present and shapes its future


Time Jumpers in class
Michigan Avenue, year unknown
Librarians at Ann Arbor's Carnegie library.

The Backstory: How Ann Arbor's libraries went public


300 N. Huron.
Bach and Abel storefront.

The Backstory: Hot holiday gifts of 19th-century Ann Arbor


Ann Allen.

The Backstory: Ann Arbor's founding mother, Ann Allen


John F. Kennedy at the Michigan Union in 1960.

The Backstory: Presidential campaign stops of Ann Arbor's past


The Main Street promenade funded by Elizabeth Dean, circa 1966.
"Honest Jim" Kingsley.

The Backstory: "Honest Jim" Kingsley


Staff of the Michigan Argus

The Backstory: Early Ann Arbor's multiple newspapers


Rob Hess of Go! Ice Cream

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