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Project LogoLumbering on the White River

Explore lumbering along the White River through hands-on artifacts and images from the Lakeshore Museum Center’s Collection

Jackie Huss, curator of education at the Lakeshore Museum Center, will provide this Family Night program. Jackie's presentation will Jackie Husscover the history of logging on the White River and in White Lake. She will also discuss how logging contributed to the pollution of the river and the lake, beginning with the clear cutting of the forests along the banks, and how this pollution affected local woodland wildlife as well as fish and other animals that lived in the water. The diversion of the river and the channel that was cut for shipping into Lake Michigan also helped make major changes in the environment. Her presentation will include not only photos but also actual examples of many of the tools that were used in logging for children to handle and experience firsthand. This is certain to be a valuable educational experience for all.

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