Birmingham Museum 2018 Exhibition
The People of Birmingham:
Celebrating 200 Years of Stories
The Birmingham Museum received an award in 2018 from the Michigan Museums Association for excellence in community engagement with its crowd sourced exhibit, The People of Birmingham: Celebrating 200 Years of Stories.
The public was invited to share a story and photo of a special person from Birmingham's past or present that had inspired them. Over 100 stories were collected and exhibited throughout the year to celebrate Birmingham's bicentennial by highlighting its people. The contributions to the exhibit were heartwarming, sad, and charming and called attention to famous as well as not-so-famous individuals. In addition, the historical information, photos, and artifacts that were generated by the exhibit have enriched our collection.
A publication with the entries and photos is planned in the near future. Please feel free to check in with the museum to find out more at 248-530-1928, or stop by from Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 4 PM, or by appointment.