INFORMATION FOR CURRENT PROJECTS

Muskegon County Civil Rights Survey Project

The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office received funding from the National Park Service's 20th Century African American Civil Rights Grant Program to conduct an intensive-level survey of Civil Rights-related sites throughout Muskegon County and to develop K-12 educational materials based on the findings of the survey. This project began in July 2021 and will continue through December 2022.

A Public Information Meeting was held on September 2, 2021, to introduce the project to the community. Watch the recording of the meeting below, including presentations by Alan Higgins from the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office and Cheri Szcodronski from Firefly Preservation Consulting.
An Advisory Committee comprised of local stakeholders has been formed to help advise and direct the project. This group met on September 29, 2021, to learn the status of the project to-date and to begin discussing potential sites to be surveyed during the project. The recording from this meeting is below.

East Ludington Historic District

Firefly has been hired to prepare a historic district nomination for the East Ludington Historic District, which includes the 400-800 blocks of East Ludington Avenue and is based on a survey completed in 2021 to document significant properties in this part of the city and recommend National Register-eligible properties. This project began in July 2021 and will continue through summer of 2022.

A Public Information Meeting was held on September 29, 2021, to introduce the project to the community. Watch the recording of the meeting below, including presentations by Todd Walsh, National Register Coordinator at the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, and Cheri Szcodronski, owner of Firefly Preservation Consulting.

Northfield Township Architectural Survey

Firefly completed a reconnaissance-level survey of fifty-eight historic properties in Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan in 2021. The full report may be found on the Architectural Survey page. A Public Information Meeting was held on September 21, 2021, to discuss the findings of the survey, assessment of National Register eligibility among the survey properties, and recommendations for future projects. Watch the recording of the meeting below, including the presentation  of project findings by Cheri Szcodronski, owner of Firefly Preservation Consulting.