Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 19, 2013

Travel in Brief: 05/19/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Agritourism listings

SPARTA — The Michigan Agri-Tourism Association has released its annual directory.

The booklet lists all of the association’s agritourism members, including farm markets and the crops they grow across the state of Michigan. Also offered are listings of agricultural-related activities and information on where to find fresh, local produce.

The guide is available at no charge online at and in print, while supplies last, at member markets, most Michigan Welcome Centers and all Farm Bureau Insurance agents,

New exhibit

LANSING — The Michigan Historical Museum has debuted its first new permanent exhibit since the 1990s, “Cooperation, Conflict and Community.”

The display looks at the span of time from the first contact between Anishnabeg and Europeans through the War of 1812. It features all-new graphics, an 18th-century cannon rescued and restored after spending nearly two centuries at the bottom of the Detroit River.

and historic maps and images.

The opening kicks off a four-year effort to refresh the museum’s oldest exhibits.

“In developing this new exhibit, our staff worked with Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians historian Eric Hemenway to achieve a better balance between American Indian and Euro-American views,”said Michigan Historical Center director Sandra Clark . “As a result, our visitors will discover the cooperation of trade, shared technology, alliances and social life, as well as the conflict over land and the story of changing communities.”

The Michigan Historical Museum is located at 702 West Kalamazoo St., Lansing, one block east of M. L. King Jr. Boulevard. For more information, visit

Disney at Palace

AUBURN HILLS — Feld Entertainment, Inc., producer of Disney On Ice and Disney Live!, is taking a cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in “Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure.”

Featuring characters from “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” the new production launches a 90-city national tour in July. Tickets for the Auburn Hills performances at the Palace of Auburn Hills Nov. 1 go on sale May 28.