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Saturday, August 7 & Sunday, August 8, 2021 | Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Open House | Niles

The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project presents “Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Open House.” Come visit and explore the nationally recognized archaeological site of Fort St. Joseph! This year our activities will focus on the theme “People of the Post.”

Event highlights include:
– Recently Discovered Artifacts
– Living History Village
– Replica Birchbark Canoe Rides
– Ask an Archaeologist
– Zooarchaeology Program
– Partially Recreated French House
– Historical Walking Tour and Much More!

The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project is a partnership between Western Michigan University and the City of Niles, Michigan. The time for this event is 10 a.m. -4 p.m., and it takes place at the Fort St. Joseph site near the corner of Fort and Bond Streets in Niles. The cost is free. For more information, call (269) 845-4054 or visit www.nileshistorycenter.org


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


Historical Society of Michigan 7435 Westshire Dr., Lansing MI 48917
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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