The Dexter Area Museum will be opening on Saturday June 13th. We are asking for visitors to use masks and practice “Social Distancing”. Additionally, we will limit the groups to 10 visitors in the Museum at any time. If all goes well, we will plan to resume our regular schedule and be open every Friday and Saturday from 1 to 3 through November. The use of masks and social distancing will continue as long as they are mandated.
Genealogical Research will only be done by our staff, no public use of our research materials until this virus is over. Research limitations will continue until it is deemed safe to share the research materials. As always, requests for information can be submitted to our Email address which is: DexMuseum@aol.com.
Donated items are not being accepted at this time, but we hope to be able to welcome them soon. Once they are brought in our form will be filled out and the receipt will be sent once the items are recorded. Please email DexMuseum@aol.com or call (734) 426-2519. Suffrage Exhibit As part of the 100th Suffrage Event, the Opening Exhibit for the Dexter Area Museum will highlight Business Women from the early 1900s, specifically those working outside the home in their own businesses or other established businesses. Our research found quite a few who fit in the category, but we have concentrated on the following: Cornelia Copeland - a teacher in the local schools as well as in the Detroit area. Julia, Betsey and Alice, the three Curtis sisters had a Millinery shop in Dexter. Minnie Daley was the area telephone operator from 1906 to 1941. Martha Drew Smith learned the Blacksmith trade from her father Alfred Drew. Mary Roper, a former slave, took over her husband’s barbering business. The display will be available at the Museum through November.
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