Michigan Library and Historical Center is at 702 W. Kalamazoo St. The museum has displays about state history from prehistoric times to the late 20th century. Twenty-six permanent galleries and a temporary exhibit area feature a three-story relief map; a re-created, walk-through copper mine; a one-room schoolhouse; a 1920s street scene; and a large diorama. The center also houses the state library and archives.
Note: The exhibit about Michigan history prior to the arrival of Europeans will be changed mid-2016, with portions closed to the public temporarily; most of the work will occur June 15-Sept. 15.
Museum $6; $4 (ages 65+); $2 (ages 6-17); free (Sun.).
Hours: Museum open Mon.-Fri. 9-4:30, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-5. Library open Mon.-Fri. 10-5, second Sat. of the month 10-4. Archives open Mon.-Fri. 1-5, Sat. 10-4. Closed major holidays and Dec. 22-Christmas Eve.