Tri-River museum network meetings

MEETING DATES FOR 2018 – TRHMN

2/20/2018 Lyons/Muir

3/20/2018 Graan

4/17/2018 Eaton Rapids, Michigan

5/15/2018 Edmore, Pine Forest

Printing Display @Schuler Books

6/14/18 Sunfield, WelchMuseum

7/17/2018 Belding – Annual Luncheon

8/21/2019 Portland

9/18/2108 Byron Center

10/16/2018 Middleville, Barry County

11/13/2018 Cedar Springs

 

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Groundhog Day

This is a great Groundhog Day story from the Manchester Museum.

Stories from the Museum Floor

Today is Groundhog Day, and so our Story from the Museum Floor by Judith from the Visitor Team, inspired by the Museum’s resident groundhog on our Living Worlds gallery, takes a looks at this annual tradition rooted in European folklore, which was made famous by the film Groundhog Day.

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is perhaps one of America’s more unusual customs. On the morning of February 2nd each year crowds gather at sunrise in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to wait for the verdict of it’s most famous resident, groundhog meteorologist, Punxsutawney Phil as he emerges from his burrow. The tradition says that if it’s sunny the groundhog will see its own shadow and there will be six more weeks of winter and if he doesn’t, spring is on its way.

Unfortunately, our resident groundhog situated in the Living Worlds gallery hasn’t moved for some time now so we don’t know what his prediction would be! 

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