Summer fun starts at the Michigan Historical Center

June 8, 2013 by  

Lansing residents have a lot to look forward to this summer, as the Michigan Historical Center’s seasonal programs have recently gotten underway.

The festivities started June 1, when the institution revealed what it calls a ‘yarn bomb’. The Center has been collecting pieces crocheted and knitted by members of the public all winter, who were then invited to sew them together to create the unusual exhibit.

Residents who missed the event have three more chances to have fun at the Center, during what’s called ‘Second Saturday’ offerings. Today, June 8, the Center is hosting an event titled ‘My Life on Film’. Lansing residents can look at photos and old movies to see what they reveal about Michigan’s history. Admission to the Center is free today.

On July 13, the Center presents ‘Pen, Paper, Comics!’ This event shows how the impact Michigan cartoonists have had on the way people think and view their world.

On August 10, the Center’s event is ‘Engineer Your Ride’. Visitors on this day will learn the ways engineers design and build cars. There will also be a demonstration of 3-D printing, which turns blueprints into actual, real-world models.

The Second Saturday offerings are slanted toward children from ages 3-12 and designed so they can make a project and take it home. For further information, see the Center’s website.

The Center’s staff might work with flyer printing experts to create take-away sheets that highlight the day’s event, and provide a memento for visitors.