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Besser Museum, Alpena

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2013 Exhibit Schedule

August 17-October 19, 2013

Art of Ann Gildner

2012 Besser Museum Juried Art Winner

&

2013 Juried Art Exhibition

featuring artists from all over Northern Michigan

August 19-October 19

"I've Lost My Marbles"

digital photography exhibit by Gail Stelick

November 9-January 2, 2013

Season of Light Exhibition

Sky Theater Planetarium Show

Every Saturday at 2pm

2013 Events

Saturday, February 16, 2013

“Fishing for Fun” 3pm-6pm

Activities, Exhibits, and Demonstrations focusing on fishing

$5.00 for Adults $3.00 Children and Seniors

Museum members FREE

Saturday, March 23, 2013

12pm-4pm

National Agricultural Free Family Fun Day

“Feeding Families from

Generation to Generation”

Family Activities, Exhibits and Demonstrations

FREE ADMISSION



Paleo-Joe Dinosaur Bone Cleaning

Demonstration Schedule:

Friday, May 3, 2013: 10am-4pm

Saturday, June 22, 2013: 10am-4pm

Saturday, July 20, 2013: 10am-4pm

$5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children and Seniors

MUSEUM MEMBERS FREE

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Day With Paleo-Joe.

This includes a guided tour of various fossil sites in Alpena, including Burkholder, Rockport and Lafarge quarries. Price to be determined.

June 29, 2013

Log Cabin Day 12pm-4pm

October 5, 2013

Fall Harvest/Fossil Fest Day 12pm-4pm

November 9, 2012

Season of Light Opening Reception 6pm-9pm
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  • Home of Alpena's cultural past and present. Exhibits from first Native American settlers, early fishing, logging, sawmills, world's largest cement company and garment factory. Herman Besser made the f...  more »
  • We learned so much about the history of that area, including the fact that it was inhabited 10,000 years ago.  more »
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  • There are so many exhibits at this museum. The local artist gallery is in constant rotation, and beautifully showcases a wide selection of artists. There is a wildlife exhibit downstairs that is well kept. The exhibits and individual displays are well labeled and include a wealth of interesting information. There is a fossil hunting site outside in the back. Fun for all ages. Several hiking paths as well as paved walkways showcase historic structures. Could easily spend the afternoon taking it all in. The staff is friendly and well informed.
  • This is an amazing little museum of local heritage and has some cool old cars and a nice display of local animals. Wonderful exhibition in summer with old school house and home in back from 1800s.

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