Welcome to the Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit

The Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit Program is a series of permanent sidewalk exhibits at sixteen landmark sites throughout downtown Ann Arbor.

Each exhibit has a theme. The first exhibit, installed in 1999, illustrates the hustle and bustle of town life that once centered on Courthouse Square. Subsequent exhibits throughout the downtown showcase the city's artistic heritage and the roles of business, banking, manufacturing and education in shaping the community.

Click on “Exhibits and Map” at left to see the sixteen sites and their themes. Click on a site number on the map to view all the images and text currently installed at that site.

This DVD, narrated by Ann Arbor historian Wystan Stevens, traces the evolution of the project from a grassroots-level initiative to a community-wide enterprise generously funded and supported by Ann Arbor citizens, local government, and corporations. The film includes an overview of the various design and installation processes involved and a list of donors and sponsors.



Cool, but I can't find the codes for the new badges...

What an interesting historical recollection of Downtown Ann Arbor's Landscape Architecture!

yeah, how do you find the codes...

This is pretty cool!

Cool. You can search the streets for sweet places to visit.

Cool info!

Go to the exhibits and maps area to explore the displays for online answers. Take note of the sites that the codes are connected to in order to get codes from visiting them in person. When viewing the panel in person look for a small white label on the upper right area of the metal frame.

I've been to Ann Arbor when i was 12 (or 13?)
I still remember that the place is unlike other places I saw before
(and unlike most places I saw after).
I think it's is worth visiting. Thank you for telling people about it!

Such an interesting resource!