Supreme Court Historical Society opens county courthouse exhibit

The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society will open a temporary exhibit on Michigan's county courthouses in the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center on Friday, Jan. 21. The exhibit will open with a reception and book signing at 4 p.m.

The exhibit includes previously unpublished photos from the book "Michigan's County Courthouses," written by John Fedynsky and with foreword by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman.

The temporary exhibit will highlight the unique courthouses of Alpena, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Lapeer, Marquette, and Midland counties, as well as featuring memorabilia from the construction of the Hall of Justice, home to the Michigan Supreme Court and the 84th chapter in Fedynsky's book.

The temporary exhibit will run from Jan. 21 through March 18 in the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center, which is located on the first floor of the Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street in Lansing.

Fedynsky will sign pre-purchased copies of his book at the event. To buy the book, visit the Society's website at The book was published by the University of Michigan Press.

Those interested in attending the Jan. 21 reception must register. Contact Carrie Pickett at (517) 373-7589 or

Published: Tue, Jan 18, 2011