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Tibbits Historical Display to be Unveiled before Annual Meeting

Thanks to a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, Tibbits Opera Foundation and Arts Council, Inc. will unveil “A Treasure Reborn: The History of Tibbits Opera House,” a museum-quality display at a reception on January 24 at 5pm, prior to the theatre’s annual meeting.

This display will focus not only on the chronological history of Tibbits’ management and architectural changes to the structure since 1882, but also Tibbits’ place as a cultural and community center. Tibbits Opera House is proud to be the center of arts and culture for Branch County and the surrounding region now and as it once was. Grant support allows Tibbits to offer quality arts and entertainment year round, from professional Summer Theatre or Entertainment Series to community events, and in this case, allows Tibbits’ patrons the opportunity to enrich their lives by connecting to their heritage and the history of this glorious opera house.

The community and members of the Tibbits Foundation are invited to join the board of directors for a reception at 5pm in the downstairs gallery followed by a short presentation and the annual meeting in the auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. Participants will have the opportunity to see a variety of displays featuring objects and history from the theater’s early years.  The meeting for Branch County’s center for arts and culture includes a review of the 2017-18 fiscal year, a financial report of the theatre, and highlights for the year ahead. The annual meeting is held each year according to Tibbits’ Articles of Incorporation.

“A Treasure Reborn: The History of Tibbits Opera House” is made possible in part by a grant from Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Michigan Humanities Council, whose mission is to connect people and communities by fostering and creating quality cultural programs, supports a variety of activities which bring humanities scholars and the public together to examine culture throughout the state.

Tibbits Opera House is located at 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater. For more information call 517-278-6029 or visit Tibbits.org