Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Celebrating Michigan Week 2009

Michigan Week was created in 1954 to unite members of local communities and promote the good things the state has to offer. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that “Marshall is one of the few cities across the state that puts on a host of activities celebrating Michigan's past, present and future.”

As part of the week-long calendar of events, the city will open many of their local museums to the public free of charge on Saturday, May 16 – or Hospitality/Tourism Day. From 10 AM to 5 PM one can visit the Honolulu House Museum, the American Museum of Magic, the Capitol Hill School, the Governor’s Mansion, and the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Hall, among other locations.

At 11:00 the Brooks Memorial Fountain Rededication ceremony will take place at the intersection of Kalamazoo and Michigan Avenues. The Enquirer says that “over the past eight months, the fountain has undergone an extensive restoration, which included removing and replacing its historic columns. [...] A fundraising effort called Give to the Fountain Today, or GIFT, [raised] $257,000 in donations from groups and individuals in the community.”

Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce

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