Local Communities Collaborate for Generations Exhibit

Local individuals, historical organizations and chambers from Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties are sharing the fascinating stories of their towns and villages, both past and present. Generations is a chance to highlight the importance of northern Michigan’s history through a collection of photos and text from twenty local communities to be shared with Raven Hill Discovery Center visitors. Exhibit hours are Sep 1, 2019 to Oct 12, 2019, Saturdays, Noon – 4pm and Sundays, 2pm – 4pm. Generations is also open at other times by appointment.

On Saturday, September 28 from noon to 4pm, Raven Hill visitors can enjoy the Generations exhibit and learn about careers from both the past and present at the Generations Career Festival. Career volunteers will be here to demonstrate careers such as spinning, 3d printing, ham radio operators, drones, rope-making and surveying, both old and new. The Center is still looking for more Career volunteers.

Raven Hill Discovery Center ( is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history, and the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both inside and out. Connections emerge through exhibits, facilities & programs that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. For the last 28 years, Raven Hill Discovery Center’s mission has been toprovide a place that enhances hands-on and lifelong learning for all ages by connecting science, history and the arts. Call 231.536.3369 or email to set up your special time to visit Generations exhibit or if you wish to demonstrate an old or new career at the Generations Career Festival.

A View of Water Street

When these two young gentlemen posed for the camera, their wicker pram was parked in the entry to Kaden’s General Store. We also get a glimpse of the stores across the street. L to R: the original Masonic Hall building which initially housed the Bergy Brothers store (a barber pole is visible in this shot); moving down the street we see a restaurant; then a clothing and furnishings store.

Photo courtesy of Boyne Heritage Center
Historical photo property of City of Boyne City