kalamazoo valley museum

Exhibits
9:45 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Let's Talk At The 'Voices for Social Justice' Exhibit

Last month, residents of Kalamazoo met for a discussion about race and equality at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Now the project has turned into an oral history exhibit called “Voices for Social Justice.” The display will be up through January 19th.

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Arts & More
5:59 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

"Life Went On" in Civil War-Era Kalamazoo

An exhibit under construction at "Kalamazoo for the Union!"
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Civil War changed Kalamazoo. But for many people, daily routines – and favorite entertainments – went on.

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Storytelling
7:15 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

'The Moth' regular to tell tales at local storytelling fest

Credit courtesy of Allison Downey

Allison Downey is a singer-songwriter, an associate professor of elementary education at Western Michigan University, and a renowned storyteller. Downey will be one of about seven storytellers at this year's storytelling festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on Saturday.

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Local Music
11:28 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Western swing band premieres new album, new name

Chuck Whiting and His Rowdy Friends
Credit Chuck Whiting

If you want to hear Kalamazoo band Chuck Whiting and His Rowdy Friends, Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum might be your last chance. But Whiting says the group isn’t going away, just the name.

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Music
4:27 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Boogie Woogie Kid keeps uniquely American music alive

Matthew Ball aka The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid
Credit Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball, also known as The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, will play Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Boogie-woogie is a type of blues that came out in the U.S. during the early 20th century.

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