Enter the doors of the St. Clair Historical Museum and travel back 250 years to the community’s beginning as a British Fort, moving to its days as a Michigan lumbering and brick manufacturing mecca, through its transition to salt purification, and shipbuilding. View artifacts and photographs of the fabulous resorts and hotels that drew guests from all over the world to the beautiful landscape and therapeutic mineral baths. Delve into family histories, city records and directories, newspaper articles, obituaries and documents.
Location: 308 S. 4th St., St. Clair, Michigan
Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 AM to noon
Saturday and Sunday (May through October)
1:30PM – 4:30 PM
Phone: (810) 329-6888
There once was a poet from St. Clair
Whose thoughts brought her friends to declare
“Your words give us pleasure
Beyond simple measure.
They evoke a beauty beyond our compare.”
For more than 150 years, St. Clair residents have put pen, pencil or typewriter to paper and written (and even, published) poetry in various forms to delight not just family and friends but others throughout the area. The St. Clair Historical Museum staff invites you to join us as we hear about the lives and poetry of 10 local poets in a fun-filled program titled POETRY AT THE MUSEUM — VERSES FOR THE AGES. Several of the poets have very familiar names to St. Clair residents, like Senator Frank Beadle and Monsignor Edward Kromenaker.
Museum members and friends will bring to life these historic poems with varying themes. To give the poetry an appropriate setting, we will transform the Community Center Room at the Museum into a coffee house atmosphere to complement the poetry. The program will be held on Thursday, November 10 at 7 PM and repeated on Friday, November 11 at 1 PM at the Museum, 308 S. 4th St. in St. Clair. You are invited to dress in 1960’s or ’70’s attire (including beads and head bands if you have them). Donation is $5; students are free. Coffee house refreshments will be available during the readings.
The Museum will be open after the programs for visitors to enjoy the new exhibits.