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Michigan Barn Preservation Network – Promotes barn preservation in Michigan.

National Barn Alliance – NBA provides national leadership for the preservation of America’s historic barns and their rural heritage.

Michigan Agritourism is a non-profit association that supports the agritourism industry through promotion, education, advocacy, problem resolution and networking. Our goal is to keep family farms sustainable, support local economic growth, and provide rich and unique experiences for visitors to make lasting memories.

Thumb Area Tourism Council – The purpose of the Thumb Area Tourism Council, Inc. is to provide a regional representation in the promotion of tourism, cultural, recreational and environmental, and entertainment activities in Michigan’s Thumb region.

Thumb Quilt Trail – The Thumb Quilt Trail was established to promote tourism, to promote appreciation of barns, to tell the story of a small agricultural community and to promote the art, craft and legacy of quilt making in the Thumb region. The Thumb Quilt Trail is meant to showcase, preserve and celebrate the Thumb Region’s rural and agricultural heritage and traditions. The Trail will draw barn, history and quilting enthusiasts to our area.

Historic Resources
Tuscola County Historical Resources – Historical information gathered from Tuscola County’s 34 municipalities.  It provides a starting point to discover the rich heritage of Tuscola County, Michigan

Huron County Historical Society – Huron County, Michigan

Michigan Historic Preservation Network – Founded in 1981, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network is the largest membership organization in the state dedicated to recognizing and preserving Michigan’s rich cultural and architectural heritage.


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