Historic Manistee Church fills with trees in spring
Saturday ended the final weekend of artist Anni Holm’s exhibition “Can’t See The Forest For The Trees” at the Old Kirke Museum.
The Old Kirke Museum is a historic Danish Lutheran church in Manistee.
The exhibit is part of West Shore Community College’s Humankind series.
It draws on two parts of Manistee’s early history: Danish immigration and the logging industry.
Manistee was once one of Michigan’s wealthiest towns, with its natural location making it a prime location for logging.
“I was really curious to know who the first people who came to this area were, like the first immigrants, because I share a similar story,” Holm said. “I’m also from Denmark and now know from my research that several of them also came from Denmark and many came here and were involved in the forestry industry.”
WSCC President Bill Anderson says he appreciates how the exhibit has helped bring the community together to learn more about Manistee culture.
“It’s a great example of community support and community interest and community having a stake in this exhibit and what it represents,” Anderson said.
For a list of upcoming WSCC art exhibitions and events, visit here.