January 25−June 30, 2019 The beauty of Michigan’s barns is revealed through a photographer’s eyes in the exhibition, Michigan’s Heritage Barns: An Artist’s Perspective (photographs by Mary Keithan). Prominent on the landscape throughout Michigan, traditional barns are visible reminders of our agricultural legacy. The seemingly endless variety of barn shapes,
The planet Mars has fascinated humanity since early in human history. The Chinese observed it before 1000 BCE. The Egyptians knew of the red planet as well, and the Neo-Babylonian Empire was aware of it by the sixth century BCE. Mars enthralls us even more now because it is the
Explore Holland’s rich history in our main gallery. The gallery features stories from our agricultural beginnings, manufacturing in our community, ships on the Great Lakes, the Holland Fire, and much more. Some of our must-see artifacts include:dog butter churner, medal of honor interactive display, Indonesian guardian statues, Dia de los
The Holland Museum, originally the Netherlands Museum, has been a recipient of impressive gifts of Dutch culture from donors here and around the world for the last three-quarters of a century. While many of these gifts were on display, many others languished in storage for lack of gallery space. The
The Smithsonian Institution’s Spark!Lab is a hands-on invention space that will allow children and families to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment, problem solve, and invent. Spark!Lab activities incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, history, and math (STEAM). Visitors are provided with opportunities to explore the invention process and their own inventiveness.
During the twentieth century, women throughout the country took great strides toward equality and began abandoning their traditional roles, as well as restrictive fashions, in search of greater opportunity and comfortable clothing. “Atmosphere of Distinction” displays how the emergence of the women’s rights movement impacted West Michigan fashion trends and