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The 2021 Displays: Photos, Fishing, Santas

Photos from the State of Michigan, a fishing display held over from 2020, and Santa Claus collections from community residents will be the exhibitions mounted by the Edwardsburg Area Historical Museum this season.

Michigan Week is in mid-May and the exhibit, “Images of Michigan” will feature photographs both in color and black and white from more than two dozen residents and former residents of Edwardsburg. Students from the Edwardsburg High School art class also have been asked to participate. The exhibit will run from May 18 to Aug. 14.  A variety of photographs that capture wildlife, places, nature, sports, activities and people will be on display.

The exhibit, “Hooked on Fishing,” will run from Aug.18 to Oct. 31. It will include many items from the museum’s permanent collection as well as lures, rods, augers, and old fishing equipment from area residents. This is exhibit was held over from the 2020 season because the pandemic.

“Santas Are in the House” will be the Christmas display this year and will open on Nov. 3.  Area residents will be called upon to loan their own Santas from the United States as well as Santa ornaments and Santa-like characters such as St. Nicholas from other countries. Items from the museum’s collection along with Santa books also will be showcased.

The museum will close on Dec. 17 and re-open in May 2022.