History and art on display from July 15 to 17 at Remus Heritage Days 2022 in downtown Remus

REMUS — The Remus Area Historical Society will host “History and Art” from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 16 at the Remus Museum, during Remus Heritage Days 2022.

“Stop at the Remus Museum to see an old railroad exhibit and watch the film/slideshow on the story of the elders,” said museum board chair Linda Howard. “Also be sure to check out the historical art around Remus.”

A mural that recognizes the 100th anniversary of Fate’s Food Market is located outside the new Fate Bakery. Market owner Buzz Fate commissioned artists Karen Coville and Dan Lee, hosts of the October 2 Artists in a Barn events, to paint the mural.

The latest piece, done in both pencil and paint, features historic Remus from Native Americans and early settlers to loggers, farmers, ice cutters, Remus Butter, Wheatland Music Festival, Chippewa Hills and more, Howard said. . The centerpiece is a large pencil sketch of Buzz’s father, Bill Fate in his butcher’s apron.

Additionally, historical signs from the Remus Area Historical Society can be found throughout the city.

“Char Lenon, Di Green, Mary Batchelder and other museum volunteers have collected historical information and photos of Remus’ major businesses and establishments.” Howard said. “The double-sided billboard mounted on a grassy knoll near Isabella Bank contains 12 signs. Additional signs are mounted elsewhere in the city.

The project was done with help from Isabella Bank, Remus DDA, the Township of Wheatland and several grants, she said.

Additionally, a large mural in the downtown parking lot, commissioned by the late Bill Lipar and his wife Brenda, owners of Remus Tavern and Green Leaf Diner, is a tribute to Bill’s father, George Lipar, who is shown riding his tractor in a folder.

“Designed and painted by Leslie Clark, the artwork shows the relationship between the land and the people of the Remus region who work so hard to produce food and care for the land and water,” said Howard. .

Remus Heritage Days will take place in downtown Remus from July 15-17. For more information on Heritage Days events, follow the Remus Heritage Days Facebook page.

For more information on the “History and Art” event or on the Remus Museum, go to remus.org.

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