The Region of Three Oaks Museum Opens May 1, 2015 for Fourth Season

THE REGION OF THREE OAKS MUSEUM OPENS MAY 1 FOR ITS FOURTH SEASON

It is with eagerness that we, the Board of Directors greet the beginning of our 2015 season May 1. This is the fourth season in our new building at 5 Featherbone Avenue, Three Oaks, Michigan.  Some of our special events and activities are shared here.
 We are excited about the gathering of the Three Oaks High School alumni for the all school reunion in June, and have planned a special “Oaker” display.  Also, we feel honored to have established a partnership with the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi.  It is through this new partnership that we will be able to have on display items of Pokagon Band basketry and to host a weekend of basket-making workshops with interactive demonstrations of the preparation of the black ash log for the creation of the baskets. Black Ash baskets from tribal families as well as The Michigan State University Museum, will be on display this season.  
The Region of Three Oaks Museum Board of Directors are selling raffle tickets with the winning tickets to be drawn after the Three Oaks Flag Day Parade, June 14.  Several Harbor Country businesses have generously donated for prizes.  This includes businesses from New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Bridgman, Sawyer, Union Pier and more.  Tickets are being sold one for $3 or two for $5.  Some are also available for purchase at the Three Oaks Library and The Region of Three Oaks Museum during our open hours. 
The special Black Ash Basketry event will be the week end of July 25 – 26.  There will be three black ash basket making classes facilitated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi .  Each class will be limited to 10 participants and pre-registration with the fee of $20 will be required.  Each class is four hours and will be held on The Region of Three Oaks Museum grounds. More information will be available on our Facebook page and The Region of Three Oaks Museum website (tomuseum.org).
The US 12 Heritage Sale will find The Region of Three Oaks Museum participating on the Three Oaks Elementary school campus adjacent to US-12.  If you are interested in renting a table for your items to sell, please contact Julie Sittig.  This will be the week-end of August 7, 8, and 9.  
We hope you visit The Region of Three Oaks Museum.  Displays have been updated, and hours have been increased for your convenience.

 We are open May 1 through October 31, 2015.  The hours (all Eastern Time) are:
MONDAY: 10:00AM – 2:00PM (JUNE THROUGH AUGUST)
TUES, WEDS, THURSDAY – CLOSED EXCEPT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
FRIDAY: 4:00PM – 8:00PM
SATURDAY:  NOON TO 5:00PM
SUNDAY:  NOON TO 4:00PM