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Thursday, November 29, 2012
There will be live jazz, drinks from the 1920's, period attire and a chance to "celebrate" the repeal of prohibition at this fundraiser for the Birmingham Historical Museum.
Prohibition is over! Let's celebrate! Well, the prohibition of alcohol sales was officially repealed in the United States in 1933 with the 21st amendment, but next week, Birmingham will be celebrating like it's 1933 with Birmingham, Underground: A Speakeasy Event Celebrating the Repeal of Prohibition. The event, happening at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, is hosted by the Friends of the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park, with all proceeds benefitting the local museum. In a nod to the museum's recent series of exhibits on Birmingham in the 1920's and 1930's, Edison's will be transformed next week into a 1930's-style speakeasy, complete with period costumes, live jazz and more. What can party-goers expect at this special event? Edison's will …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Birmingham Historical Museum's annual holiday model train exhibit opens Saturday, along with an exhibit of toys from the 1920s.
The twinkle lights are going up, Santa comes to town next week and the holiday season has just about come to town as the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park gets ready for Saturday's opening of their annual model train exhibit. Stop by anytime this holiday season through Jan. 12 to check out the annual exhibit, featuring more than four trains on elevated tracks. Every year, the display mixes holiday trains with plenty of colorful modern locomotives, like the Hogwarts Express or a Lego train. This year, the Birmingham Historical Museum is celebrating the Roaring Twenties and will be integrating model train styles and backdrops from Birmingham's early 20th century past. In addition, kids will be able to check the Toy & Curiosity Shoppe …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Visit with Birmingham resident and artist Gretchen Maricak at the opening of the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park's latest exhibit.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Reception for "The Architectural Art of Gretchen Maricak" Also happening this weekend: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Wednesday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The works of Gretchen Maricak and a look at Birmingham's Eco-City development are now showing at the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park through Nov. 10.
There's always something new happening in Birmingham's arts community. Birmingham Patch is dedicated to keeping you informed about what's going on around town, in your neighborhood and right down the street. This week, we're taking a closer look at: The Arts and Crafts Period in Birmingham's Eco-City Neighborhood June 20-Nov. 10 Birmingham's Eco-City neighoborhood provided housing for workers in the booming auto industry of the early 20th century. Many of these homes incorporated principles of the Arts and Crafts era in their design and many still exist. This exhibit explores the Eco-City development, and the philosophy and lifestyle of the Arts and Crafts period as experienced by middle and working class Americans. On display will be …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Also coming up for the Birmingham Historical Museum in 2012: a new structure to house the Hill school bell.
The Birmingham City Commission held its annual long-range planning session Jan. 21, during which commissioners heard reports from various city departments on what happened in 2011 and what's in store for Birmingham in 2012. Birmingham Patch was there all day, but just in case you missed it, here are some of the highlights about the upcoming year in city government. At the Jan. 21 long-range planning session, Leslie Pielack, director of the Birmingham Historical Museum, said the museum has several plans for the upcoming year, including: Pielack said the museum is excited about a new structure that will house the Hill school bell, which will be displayed in the outdoor courtyard between the Allen House and the John West Hunter House. On the…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The ticketed event will include quilting experts and a chance for serious quilters to get their hands on the museum's extensive quilt collection.
If you're a serious quilter, you might want to pay attention to what's going on at the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park. Museum staffers are gathering quilts from the museum's collection for the special Quilters Tea and Turning, happening Jan. 22, where local quilters will have a chance to check out historical quilts firsthand as well as have their quilting questions answered by an expert. According to Leslie Pielack, director of the Birmingham Historical Museum, the event is ticketed, and space is limited. Tickets cost $50 each and include tea and a meal. All proceeds go to the museum. "This is a very special kind of event," Pielack said. "We have a very fine quilt collection that was locally collected, plus this provides a fun way …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The $400 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and the Michigan Humanities Council will be used to fund next summer's Musical Heritage Concert.
Baldwin Public Library announced Monday that the library and the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park have received a $400 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and the Michigan Humanities Council. The grant will be used to fund the library and museum's second annual Musical Heritage Concert on June 24 at the museum on West Maple Road. The concert, featuring Planet D Nonet under the direction of R.J. Spangler, is a combined concert and lecture in tribute to Detroit's pre-Motown musical roots. The St. Clair Shores-based Planet D Nonet performs acoustic, jazz and swing music in concerts throughout Metro Detroit. The group will perform "Parade Valley Walk," which showcases early swing music from the 1920s and 1930s. The show also …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The holiday event included crafts and a walk to Shain Park.
More than a dozen children, along with their parents and grandparents, made their way down Maple Road yesterday afternoon to Shain Park, where Santa Claus was waiting for them at "his" house. Before heading out to see the jolly man in the red suit, the festivities got started at the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park. Holiday crafts, a large wintertime train set, and a life-sized dollhouse entertained the children before their journey. Accompanied by a police escort, the children braved the cold outdoors for the parade with noisemakers in hand.