Then & Now Downtown Traverse City Webpage

Original Park Place Hotel, a wooden structure, ca. 1890-1920.

Original Park Place Hotel, a wooden structure, ca. 1890-1920.

If you have not been to downtown Traverse City lately, you likely have not seen one of our most ambitious projects, the Then & Now Downtown Traverse City local history “points of interest” walk! 10 plaques are scattered in the downtown area, each showing a picture of the area as it was way-back when. Follow this link to learn more about this project, our partners, and to see a map of each location:

November 2019 Newsletter now available

We hope you will enjoy our latest newsletter! In this issue, read a summary of our impact on regional history in the past year, learn more about a generous donation made by a local entrepreneur, get an update on the work happening at the site of Hitchcock/Goodale Farmhouse foundation along with our committee reports, and read a brief history of Hannah Lay & Co. Mercantile.

Follow the hyperlink below to download the newsletter:

2019 November

Support TAHS at “Shop Your Community Day 2019”

Support Traverse Area Historical Society on the 2nd Saturday of November just by shopping Downtown Traverse City! For every purchase you make at participating stores, 15% of the sale will be donated to the organization of your choice. It’s easy to support our amazing work at TAHS AND get a jump on your holiday shopping! Event runs from 10 am to 6 pm.

Proceeds earned from this event support our mission, to preserve, protect, and present the historical record of Traverse City and Grand Traverse County. We meet our mission by organizing free, public local history events and programs, supporting our summer interns in archival work, and more!