HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - Over the last decades we've seen the downtown areas of many communities in West Michigan grow and change. Through historic preservation and urban renewal, we've come a long way, but it's also important to appreciate what used to be and where it all started. The times spent within the walls of schools, restaurants, stores, and churches are tightly woven into our memories. Residents can develop strong feelings about a building, and can be upset to see it destroyed.There's an exhibition right now at The Holland Museum that allows us to remember what used to be.
Holland Museum is opening their doors to share their exhibit, "Lost Holland" which seeks to remind us of some of the downtown buildings that are no longer standing as well as showcase buildings that have been reused. Through programming in conjunction with this exhibition, they hope to stimulate discussion about the role of buildings in our community and the issues surrounding their management, including urban renewal, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse.
Although it is closed on Sundays and Tuesdays, you can visit the Holland Museum Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for an individual, $6 for seniors. $4 for students and free for children under 6.
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