Dowagiac Area History Museum to host spring lecture series

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Area History Museum recently announced its 2018 Spring Lecture Series, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 with Museum Director Steve Arseneau’s program, Photographs of Dowagiac, Part 2. The lecture series runs through June.

The Dowagiac Area History Museum has more than 6,000 photographs and Arseneau has previously shown off many of his favorite photographs from the collection.

“I have trouble paring down the photos for an hour-long program, so many great photographs did not make it into my earlier program. This program will show a lot of rarely-seen images of Dowagiac,” Arseneau said.

Arseneau, who has been taking care of the collection since June 1998, has been working on an exhibit of Dowagiac photographs and this program will serve as a preview of the exhibit. Attendees can expect to see images showing early Dowagiac, Round Oak Stove Company and other manufacturers, downtown Dowagiac, houses and public buildings.

The lecture series will continue April 11 with The Power of Scultpure by Artist Tuck Langland. The May 3 program will have David O. Lyon of the Gilmore Car Museum and The Automobile: Beyond the Limits of Design. Historian David Bainbridge will close out the series on June 6 with A History of the Beckwith Theater.   

The program is free to museum members and $5 for non-members. Children under 18 are admitted free. Membership will be available at the museum.

The museum is at the corner of Division and West Railroad streets.

For more information, call the museum at (269) 783-2560 or visit dowagiacmuseum.info.

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