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The scope of local architectural design, both in homes and other buildings, will be the main focus of the 2023 season at the Edwardsburg Area Historical Museum. Cap that with a traditional “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” display, and this year’s exhibits promise eclectic photographic images and special touches by the museum’s volunteers.

“Edwardsburg Architecture Throughout the Years” will include structures from the museum’s entire geographic area, and will be captured in two parts. The first, focused on houses, will run from May 16 through Aug. 20. The second will highlight special buildings, including structures on the state and/or National Registry of Historic Places.  Dates for that exhibit will be Aug. 22 through Oct. 31.

The third and final exhibit will be compiled by the museum’s advisory design committee, headed by Laura Jamrog and Judy Montgomery. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” will include pieces from the museum’s collection. It will run from Nov. 3 through Dec. 16.

Local architectural photography by Bonnie Elder and Maureen Barnosky will capture special features of up to 20 homes in the museum’s coverage area in the first exhibit. Included will be both homes that are historic in nature, and homes more recently constructed. The exhibit will target everything from rural homes in the 1800s to homes in neighborhoods outside of the Village of Edwardsburg, including lake houses. Emphasis will be on architectural styles and information on the owners and builders, all put into a timeline.

Additional pieces associated with the homes throughout the district will be presented.

The architectural exhibits will be complemented by an evening lecture on June 15 by Edwardsburg Native and Architect Tony Leininger.

The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from mid-May to mid-December each year.