Photographs Document Local History
This article was originally published in the Grand Haven Tribune in January 2014, by Kevin Geary, Curator of Education and Meredith Meyer, Registrar
Winterfest is a celebration of our community and a fun way to enjoy, or perhaps survive, our natural surroundings and the winter season. Residents of the area have come together since 1979 to sled, ski, and feel a sense of kinship with neighbors. The museum's photograph collection is full of memories of this season, from smiling children as they sled down Second St. to a dog sled race down Harbor Avenue. One way that the museum is able to bridge the gap between past and present, as well as involve the community, is participating in Winterfest and hosting the annual photography contest.