Friday, January 13, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Where: 155 S. Main Street, Plymouth, Michigan
Special Exhibit “Celebrating Plymouth—150 Years” Opens at the Plymouth Historical Museum January 13
As the City of Plymouth begins to celebrate its 150th anniversary this year, the Plymouth Historical Museum will commemorate the milestone with a year-long special exhibit highlighting the people and stories of the City’s past.
The Plymouth Historical Museum’s new exhibit "Celebrating Plymouth—150 years" opens on Friday, January 13 1–4 p.m. followed by an evening Wine & Appetizer reception for members from 6–8 p.m.
“It is a very exciting year for the Museum as we celebrate this community milestone,” said Liz Kerstens, executive director.
The exhibit will continue to change throughout the year to feature various decades in Plymouth’s 150 year history.
This first installment of the exhibit will be centered around the early years of Plymouth, the community’s pioneers and life here in late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Enjoy tales of names that you recognize on street signs and buildings throughout town.
Paula Holmes, museum volunteer, said she is looking forward to the new exhibit to learn about her town and its history. “I love it when I find the name of a person and then I see that name on a building or a street sign,” Holmes said. “It’s something special about living in a small town.”
“It’s about 150 years of Plymouth in this continually unfolding exhibit,” said Jan Dersey, exhibits volunteer. “Visitors can look forward to a quilt display, small collections from local residents and mementos from iconic businesses like Daly’s.”
The exhibit will also address how Plymouth has dealt with fires through the years. It includes highlights from local churches – some gone and some still here. Locally famous people will be represented: Lapham, Draper, Penniman and Dr. Patterson along with other business leaders, merchants, craftsmen, and educators.
Admission prices, museum hours and special event ticket information can be found at www.plymouthhistory.org.