Traverse City Mourns the Loss of Helen Milliken - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Traverse City Mourns the Loss of Helen Milliken

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Many of Traverse City's most embraced places are because Helen Milliken helped make them possible; the Milliken Auditorium is named after her and her husband.

Helen came up with the idea for "Artrain", a creative way to share her love of art throughout the state; it's since grown nationwide.

The Women's Resource Center says Helen helped ensure the building on the former state hospital grounds that they use now became home. She served as a board member for years, and nearby, a shelter for women also bares her name, "Helen's House".

Although she's gone, her memory seems to live on at places like these right in our backyard.

Reporting in Traverse City, Sara Simnitch, and Photojournalist, Jeremy Erickson.