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Historic railroads the topic of upcoming Southwestern Michigan College lecture

Published 11:56pm Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kicking off this year’s fall lecture series at the Museum at Southwestern Michigan College is “Locomotives along the Lakeshore: Railroads of Southwest Michigan.” The Sept. 7 lecture will be presented by Bob Myers of the History Center at Courthouse Square, Berrien Springs.
Myers, the longtime curator of the History Center, will focus on how railroads were integral to the development of communities throughout southwest Michigan.
The lecture, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Upton Room at the museum, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the hour-long lecture.
Other lectures for the fall series are “The History of Color Printing and How it Transformed Our American Holidays (including Halloween)” by David Bainbridge of the Northern Indiana Center for History on Oct. 5; Nov. 2 (TBA); and “Torpedoes from Above and Below: How America Entered the World Wars” by Jeffrey Dennis of The Museum at SMC. Located on the college’s Dowagiac campus, it is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the museum is free.
For more information, call (269) 782-1374 or (269) 687-1600 ext. 1374.

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