2022 at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum | Columns

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum looks forward to the New Year and the new exhibition calendar that will accompany it. The exhibits cover a wide range of topics, so there is something for everyone.

As part of our work on the Hezekiah Smith marker in Ferrysburg, we decided to have a mini exhibit featuring Hezekiah in the small gallery from January 11 through February 13. The “Finding Hezekiah” exhibit will share what we learned about Hezekiah Smith, a black farmer and civil rights activist who lived in Ferrysburg from around 1849 until his death in 1896. It will also explain to visitors how we know what we know, and why we do not have answers to some of the questions about his life.

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Elegantly dressed Emmy Rehbom and Waldemar Rehbom in this turn-of-the-century photograph give us a glimpse into children’s fashion in the Tri-Cities.


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This image of a fashion show in the Grand Haven Mall is one of many historic photos the museum will feature in its upcoming exhibit, “In Grand (River) Fashion”.


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About the Writer: Kate Crosby is the Exhibitions Curator and Facilities Manager at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave., Grand Haven.


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