Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, whereas those who do learn from history are doomed to repeat it ironically. Revisit the past without incurring ennui with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get a one-year subscription to Michigan History magazine (a $19.95 value).
Since 1917, Michigan History has painstakingly explored and recorded the stories of people, places, and events that have shaped the state’s character. Published six times a year, each 64-page issue is stuffed with in-depth articles and bold illustrations that train a historical eye on topics such as industry, politics, culture, and pre-Roosevelt-era reality TV shows. Examples of recent nuggets featured in the magazine’s pages include a profile of Saginaw lumber magnate Martha Hay Ayres, a reminiscence on Detroit’s trolley system, and an ongoing series examining the role of Michiganders in the Civil War to commemorate the conflict’s sesquicentennial. Michigan History is backed by the past-preserving professionals at the venerable Historical Society of Michigan, founded by explorer Henry Schoolcraft and territorial governor Lewis Cass in 1828, during a bout of competitive nostalgia.
Michigan History Magazine
Since its first issue hit newsstands in 1917, Michigan History magazine's readership has turned to the periodical's six annual issues for an illuminating peek into the state's past. Today, 23,500 subscribers thumb through the bimonthly’s 64 eye-catching pages, perusing long features, colorful illustrations, and coverage of history-based books and events that trace Michiganders’ impact on their communities, country, and fellow global citizens. Recent issues have profiled architect Darius Moon of Lansing and detailed the Munising Woodenware Company which produced high-quality wood products, now considered collectible. Now run by the Historical Society of Michigan, the magazine also preserves its own past by curating issues from its first six years on Google Books, rather than burying them in time capsules throughout the state.