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June, 2021—September, 2021 | Miffy and De Stijl | Zeeland

The Zeeland Historical Society presents “Miffy and De Stijl.” This exhibit features the Dutch children’s book character, Miffy, who was created by Dick Bruna in 1955 and relates her to the De Stijl art movement that was founded in 1917. Come see our display of Miffy objects and art, as well as a De Stijl chair made by Dutch designer Alexander Rietveld and a model of his famed Rietveld Schroder house.  Kids will receive their own brochure for the exhibit, inviting them to explore throughout the museum, learn Dutch with Miffy, practice counting, and more! “Miffy and De Stijl” offers something for all ages. The time for this event is Wednesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. -5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. It takes place at Dekker Huis Museum, 37 E Main Ave. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call (616) 772-4079 or visit www.zeelandhistory.org.


June, 2021—December, 2021 | Yore Opera House Fire Commemoration | Benton Harbor

The Morton House Museum presents “Yore Opera House Fire Commemoration.” The Morton House Museum, “The Home of Benton Harbor History,” presents a 125th-anniversary commemoration of the tragic Yore Opera House Fire. The museum will host an exhibit on the fire, open from June to December 2021. The museum will commemorate the anniversary and honor the firemen on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-6). Events will take place in downtown Benton Harbor and also at the Morton House Museum, 501 Territorial Road, Benton Harbor.  For specific information, please visit mortonhousemuseum.org or the Morton House Museum Facebook page. The cost is $5 per adult. For more information, call (269) 876-7692 or email mhmdocents@yahoo.com


Wednesday, October 6, 2021 through Saturday, April 2, 2022 | One Small Town, Four Major Clockmakers | Zeeland

The Zeeland Historical Society presents “One Small Town, Four Major Clockmakers.” Explore the history of clockmaking in Zeeland, MI, which was once home to four major clock manufacturers. This exhibit will share not only the fascinating history of the industry and its impact on the community, but also the story of how these clocks were made, who made them, and how they work. Whether you are interested in history, clocks, design, engineering, or manufacturing, this exhibit has something for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to bring the kid’s along for interactive activities that will invite them to learn more about clocks. The time for this event is Wednesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. -5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. -3 p.m., and it takes place at Dekker Huis Museum, 37 E Main Ave. The cost is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call (616) 772-4079 or email info@zeelandhistory.org.

 

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