Community Participation Supports Musuem Mission

This article was published in the Grand Haven Tribune in January 2014, written by Kevin Geary, Curator of Education

Community participation enriches both the area and the lives of the people involved.  For many years, the Tri-Cities Historical Museum has been active in a wonderful event, Winterfest, which is an excellent example of a community coming together and enjoying their locale.  Local residents and out-of-town visitors have a multitude of activities to choose from, including contests like the Human Sled Race, a Euchre tournament, making snow angels, and the annual photography contest.

Area residents enter the photography contest in one of two divisions, adult or youth, and select from eight categories in which to submit their photos.  The museum displays the photographs for up to a month, and the public is invited to visit and view the incredible work of these local, amateur photographers.  A panel of local judges selects a first, second, and third place winner in each category.

This year's photography contest entries will be on display beginning with a reception at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum held on Friday, January 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Consider participating in next year's photography contest.  It is a great way to explore your artistic talents and take part in the life of the Tri-Cities.

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