Category: History

Modern Renaissance Art Forms

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Renaissance Fairs and festivals have become a rite of passage during the late summer and autumn months. In the midwest, Michigan has one of the more popular Renaissance fairs and usually runs on the weekends from late August into early October. Many Renaissance fairs recall the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Some are […]

Your map of Michigan – Circa 1718

In our era of satellite photos and GPS units, we often take for granted the challenging work of the cartographer who was tasked with figuring out the length and width of two unknown land masses. The following is what was considered the are known as Michigan, as highlighted in Guillaume de L’Isle’s 1718 map. Doesn’t […]