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TCHM Sponsors Bus Trip to Dow Home & Studio and Dow Gardens

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum is sponsoring a bus trip on Friday, September 22, 2017 to visit the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio, the Herbert Dow House, and Dow Gardens, all located in Midland, MI. The bus will depart the museum at approximately 7:00 a.m. and arrive back at the museum at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Herbert Dow, the founder of Dow Chemical, called his home, The Pines. On its surrounding property, Dow began the Dow Gardens according to a simple philosophy, “Never reveal the gardens’ whole beauty at first glance.”

Alden B. Dow, son of Herbert, was a prominent architect. His home, completed in 1941, is a prime example of Mid-Century Modernism. The Alden B. Dow Home & Studio is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the top historic homes in the United States.

Seating is limited. Cost for the bus trip is $65 for museum members and $70 for non-members. Cost includes transportation, admission to the homes, docent-led tours, and a boxed lunch. Neither home is wheelchair nor handicapped accessible. Participants must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time on uneven ground.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum or by calling 616-842-0700. For more information, contact the Tri-Cities Historical Museum at 616-842-0700.