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EVENTS

Please check with the hosting organization about the events listed below to confirm whether the events are cancelled or not.

Saturday, June 6, 2020 | Cemetery Tombstone Preservation Workshop | Union City

The The Union City Society for Historic Preservation presents “Cemetery Tombstone Preservation Workshop.” We will be teaching the six basic repairs and techniques in cemetery conservation. We only teach do no harm methods in tombstone preservation. The six methods taught will be cleaning, using D2 and Orvus, leveling and raising stones, epoxy work, mortar and infill, multi level resets, and creating a slotted base.  

All materials are provided. This is a hands-on workshop and participation is encouraged. The time for this event is 9 a.m. -5 p.m. RSVP is required by June 4 to accommodate attendees., and it takes place at Riverside Cemetery—GPS 42.07342-85.13517. The cost is $35 fee payable at time of registration. Please make checks payable to UCSHP and mail to 210 Charlotte Street, Union City, MI, 49094. Saturday, June 13, will serve as a make-up day if raining. For more information, call (269) 251-0534 or visit www.facebook.com/ucshp.


Thursday, July 16, 2020 | The Role of Women’s Clubs in the 20th Century | Edwardsburg

The Edwardsburg Museum Group presents “The Role of Women’s Clubs in the 20th Century” by Speaker Suzanne Flandreau. Suzanne is a retired archivist who served on the board of the Friends of the Niles District Library and Niles History Center. Her topic will complement the museum’s display on women’s suffrage and service in the community. The time for this event is 7:00 PM, and it takes place at Edwardsburg Museum, 26818 Main Street. For more information, call (269) 663-3005 or email edwardsburgmuseum@yahoo.com.


Thursday, August 20, 2020 | Speaker Elizabeth Westfall Thompson | Edwardsburg

The Edwardsburg Museum Group presents “Speaker Elizabeth Westfall Thompson.” Elizabeth is a retired teacher, dietitian, and food service director who is a 1956 Edwardsburg graduate. She will give an oral history of growing up in Edwardsburg. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at the Edwardsburg Museum, 26818 Main Street. The cost is free but donations are welcome. For more information, call (269) 580-1929 or email edwardsburgmuseum@yahoo.com.


Thursday, September 3, 2020 | Speaker Darrin Schaap | Edwardsburg

The Edwardsburg Museum Group presents “Speaker Darrin Schaap.” Darrin graduated from Edwardsburg in 1995 and is the owner of Clear H20 Tackle in Edwardsburg and a columnist for the Edwardsburg Voice. His presentation will focus on changing technology in the world of fishing as well as how to use different lures for different fish. The time for this event is 7 p.m., and it takes place at the Edwardsburg Museum, 26818 Main Street. The cost is free but donations are welcome. For more information, call (269) 580-1929 or email edwardsburgmuseum@yahoo.com.

EXHIBITS

February 2020 – Sunday, May 31, 2020 | Miffy Comes to the Zeeland Historical Museum | Zeeland

The Dekker Huis, Zeeland Historical Museum presents “Miffy Comes to the Zeeland Historical Museum.” Come in and explore Miffy’s world! The exhibit features the beloved Dutch rabbit, Miffy, the creation of Dutch author and illustrator Dick Bruna. Interactive components encourage participation, learning, and play. You can have a tea party with Miffy, put bandages on sick Miffy, play with blocks and puzzles, dress up like Queen Miffy, read Miffy stories, and more! Adults can enjoy learning about how Bruna’s designs tie in to the greater story of the Dutch art movement, De Stijl, and just why this little bunny is so popular. The time for this event is during regular hours, and it takes place at the Dekker Huis, Zeeland Historical Museum, 37 E Main Avenue. The cost is free, donations accepted. For more information, call (616) 772-4079 or visit www.zeelandhistory.org.


Wednesday, June 17, through Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | Women Vote and Serve Community | Edwardsburg

The Edwardsburg Museum Group presents “Women Vote and Serve Community.” The exhibit celebrates the 19th Amendment of 1920 which gave women the right to vote and will highlight the contributions of local women through their clubs and organizations. Items will be featured from the Edwardsburg Monday Evening club, the oldest continuously operating women’s club in Michigan and past organizations such as the Lioness, Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Edwardsburg Service Club. The time for this event is Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. -2 p.m., and it takes place at the Edwardsburg Museum, 26818 Main Street. The cost is free but donations are welcome. For more information, call (269) 580-1929 or email edwardsburgmuseum@yahoo.com.


Tuesday, August 25, through Thursday, October 29, 2020 | Hooked on Fishing | Edwardsburg

The Edwardsburg Museum Group presents “Hooked on Fishing.” The display will include many items from the museum’s permanent collection as well as lures, rods, augers, and old fishing equipment from area residents. The time for this event is Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. -2 p.m., and it takes place at the Edwardsburg Museum, 26818 Main Street. The cost is free but donations are welcome. For more information, call (269) 580-1929 or email edwardsburgmuseum@yahoo.com.


Thursday, November 5, through Saturday, December 12, 2020 | Christmas Around the World | Edwardsburg

The Edwardsburg Museum Group presents “Christmas Around the World.” The display will include items collected from other countries by community residents with a focus on global Christmas traditions. Various decorated Christmas trees are a pleasure to see. The time for this event is Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. -2 p.m., and it takes place at the Edwardsburg Museum, 26818 Main Street. The cost is free but donations welcome. For more information, call (269) 663-3005 or email edwardsburgmuseum@yahoo.com.

 

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