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Current Exhibitions

Silent Films and Speakeasies: Entertainment in the Roaring Twenties

May 2021 - October 2021

Curious about the different types of entertainment available to people in the Tri-Cities during the Jazz Age? This exhibit explores the variety of ways people spent their leisure time one hundred years ago, from the lighthearted fun of a day at the beach to the dangerous thrill of a speakeasy. Come see everything from flapper dresses and card games to pianos and photographs!

Entry to Silent Films and Speakeasies exhibit
Entry to Silent Films and Speakeasies exhibit

view of entrance to Silent Films and Speakeasies exhibit. Exhibit panels, artifacts in cases, and exhibit props visible in background.

Silent Films and Speakeasies 1920s day wear
Silent Films and Speakeasies 1920s day wear

Mannequins clothed in 1920s day wear, men's pants and vest with bow tie, women's blue dress with white polka dots. exhibit panel and enlarged images of people on the beach in background

Silent Films and Speakeasies exhibit speakeasy
Silent Films and Speakeasies exhibit speakeasy

Speakeasy section of Silent Films and Speakeasies exhibit with cases with old beer bottles in foreground and text panels about speakeasies in background

Entry to Silent Films and Speakeasies exhibit
Entry to Silent Films and Speakeasies exhibit

view of entrance to Silent Films and Speakeasies exhibit. Exhibit panels, artifacts in cases, and exhibit props visible in background.

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Marushka exhibit intro panels
Marushka exhibit intro panels

exhibit gallery panels with case with binders of Marushka designs. Michighan Rag Co. clothing hung on wall in the background

Marushka exhibit screen printing tools
Marushka exhibit screen printing tools

Marushka exhibit case with tools for screen printing. Buckets with ink, cut design.

view of Marushka exhibit
view of Marushka exhibit

View of entry way to Marushka exhibit showing display cases and screen printed canvasses hung on the walls

Marushka exhibit intro panels
Marushka exhibit intro panels

exhibit gallery panels with case with binders of Marushka designs. Michighan Rag Co. clothing hung on wall in the background

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From Concept to Classic Tee: 50 Years of Screen Printed Art at Marüshka

June 2021 - December 2021

Bold, iconic prints. Stretched canvases using a limited color palette. Images of plants, animals, nautical scenes, and more. Apparel featuring cheeky seagulls or watermelons printed on cotton, marrying comfort and style. When you think of Marüshka and Michigan Rag, these are the things you think of. A Tri-Cities institution celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Marüshka innovated and evolved to meet customer interests while continuing some of the traditions and designs from its start to the present. This exhibit features artifacts ranging from early print designs and sketchbooks to trapunto pieces, early Michigan Rag garments, printing screens, and even clothing from Marüshka today. Come celebrate 50 years of Marüshka with the Museum! 

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Artwork of Jon McDonald - February 2022 - August 2022

  • Fashion in the Tri-Cities - May 2022 - October 2022

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL 

To submit an exhibition proposal please fill out the form below. 

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum looks forward to presenting the exhibits listed below in the near future. If you have an idea or request for a special exhibit subject, please let us know by either filling out the exhibition proposal form to the right or completing an exhibition proposal form PDF and emailing it to kcrosby@tchmuseum.org.