CASPIAN--A mini-grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has been awarded to the Iron County Museum to assist with sponsoring some special programs that feature our cultural heritage.
To celebrate the 50th year of the Iron County Historical Society, a number of “Thursday Evenings at the Museum” will celebrate the event by offering four evening performances complete with special exhibits, tours and birthday cakes.
On May 16, the program will be a presentation by Bill Jamerson, depicting the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the logging industry. A display of historic CCC artifacts and wood carvings as well as a tour of the Monigal Miniatures will be included.
“Caspian, the Caring City,” a mock radio show written by Bill Leonoff, will tell the story of the formation of Caspian, where the Iron County Museum was eventually located. This program is scheduled for June 20, with the special exhibit including underground mining memorabilia as well as many photographs.
A special program on July 18 will recognize Carrie Jacobs-Bond, a notable song writer in the 20th century. Included in the evening’s events will be guided tours of the house where she and her family once lived. A vocal musical program will be presented and the exhibit will feature copies of her vast number of musical compositions.
On Aug. 15, the program will include a reception tour of the Brandon Giovanelli House, which is filled with paintings, sculptures, stained glass, copper tooling and more. Even the ceilings were painted by Giovanelli with Renaissance-style designs!
The Iron County Museum is pleased and proud to work with MCACA to provide this series of “Thursday Evenings at the Museum” for the enjoyment of Iron County residents and visitors.