Brownhelm Heritage Museum open house planned – Morning Journal

The Brownhelm Historical Association is hosting an open house on May 1 at the Brownhelm Heritage Museum.

The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Brownhelm Heritage Museum, 1355 Claus Road in Vermilion.

Organizers invite the community to attend the open house and learn about the restoration of the church after a fire in 1999, according to a press release from the Brownhelm Historical Association.

“Check out our new artwork and hear the story behind it regarding Henricka Reimer,” the statement read. “Discover Solomon Whittlesey’s eyes in his portrait as they seem to follow you around the church.

“Play a tune on the piano. Even the pews themselves have an incredible story.

The Brownhelm Historical Association, also known as the BHA, was established in March 1993 as an organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of people, places and events in the area, the statement said.

Over the past 29 years, the Brownhelm Historical Association has successfully recovered and/or restored the Lost Cemetery on Lake Road in Vermilion, the German Reformed Church on Claus Road, and the historic Brownhelm School and Museum on North Ridge Road, according to the press release. .

The group regularly organizes community events and historical programs.

The Brownhelm Historical Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month, except January, July and August.

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