PUBLISHED IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE MAY 7, 2015
Beginning May 8 and running through July 3, the Beverly Shores Historical Museum and Gallery will be showcasing two very important shows to the community — a Veteran’s Exhibit, and “A New Beginning” a show featuring the past of Beverly Shores.
Caryn Brown, board member and guest curator for the Beverly Shores Historical Museum and Gallery says that ,” the veteran’s exhibit ‘Honoring Veterans of Beverly Shores’ will be presenting memorabilia, flags, medals, stories and photographs.”
The memorabilia from this exhibit will be highlighting veterans currently residing or previously residing in Beverly Shores from all branched of the United States Military.
Another exhibit that will be featured alongside the Veteran Exhibit is a history throwback to the early days of Beverly Shore entitled “A New Beginning.”
Brown said that there will be, “documents and photographs showing what structures looked like in the early days of the town of Beverly Shores.”
At “A New Beginning,” guests can get a peek into what the town of Beverly Shores was like from 1947-1966. “It’s interesting to see these Images of what Beverly Shores looked like back then, before the national lakeshore came to town,” said Brown. She continued, “it looks a lot different back then than it does today.”
Check out the Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery’s Facebook page. The museum and gallery is free and open to the public. Their hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Beth Casey is a freelance writer.
Honoring Veterans of Beverly Shores
May 8-July 3
Beverly Shores Historical Museum and Gallery, 525 Broadway, Beverly Shores