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 Whats in a Name Streets, Roads & Stories of Washtenaw County

What’s in a Name? Streets, Roads & Stories of Washtenaw County

Using artifacts from our collection, “What’s in a Name? Streets, Roads & Stories of Washtenaw County” tells some of the stories behind the people and events that shaped this area. You’ll see the historical tandem bicycle that Junius and Ella Beal rode around Washtenaw County and the world, and law books used by John Allen and James Kingsley. You’ll find arrowheads, maps, photographs and paintings. There are dresses, fans, a set of hair jewelry, military items and many more historical treasures from our early residents and founders. There is even an interactive map to explore.

The exhibit runs through September 10, 2012 at the Museum on Main Street. Hours are 12 Noon - 4PM on Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. If you see a white van in the parking lot during the week, stop in! Groups are welcome.

The names of Washtenaw County streets and roads have a history that reveal insights into our founders and others who settled this county. Using artifacts from our local family collections this next exhibit will tell some of the stories behind the streets and roads we travel everyday

A perfect companion to this exhibit is A Step Back in Time -- A walking Tour of Historic Ann Arbor -- A downloadable MP3 podcast walking tour of the historical locations and people who have lived in Ann Arbor. You can download it for free from our website at http://washtenawhistory.org/index.php?section=home&content=walking_tour

The Museum on Main Street
500 North Main
Ann Arbor


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