Historical Armory in Lansing receives Michigan Historical Marker
Monday, May 19, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Historical Armory in Lansing receives
Michigan Historical Marker
LANSING, Mich. — The Armory accepts a Michigan Historical Marker on Thursday, May 22, 2014, Tom Truscott of the Michigan Historical Commission will present the marker to Pat Gillespie, CEO of Gillespie Group and Adjutant General Gregory Vadnais, former 119th Field Artillery Battalion Commander, at a dedication ceremony on the Armory grounds.
The Armory served Lansing for nearly 90 years as a place to house military weapons, host training facilities and celebrate the homecoming of war heroes. After standing vacant for a number of years, Gillespie Group restored the Armory and it now serves as a collaborative home to many local non-profit organizations.
The Michigan Historical Commission seeks to mark places that represent a location in the community that serves as a prominent reminder of the site’s historical significance.
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