The Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit Program is a series of permanent sidewalk exhibits at sixteen landmark sites throughout downtown Ann Arbor. Each exhibit has a theme. The first exhibit, installed in 1999, illustrates the hustle and bustle of town life that once centered on Courthouse Square. Subsequent exhibits throughout the downtown showcase the city's artistic heritage and the roles of business, banking, manufacturing and education in shaping the community. An online tour of the exhibit is also available at: http://www.aadl.org/aastreets. This DVD, narrated by Ann Arbor historian, Wystan Stevens, traces the evolution of the project from a grassroots-level initiative to a community-wide enterprise generously funded and supported by Ann Arbor citizens, local government, and corporations. The film includes an overview of the various design and installation processes involved and a list of donors and sponsors.
Even in Darkness
In 1996, local author Barbara Stark-Nemon received a box of letters, photos, and other documents from a German priest. The box told her great-aunt’s story, from surviving the Holocaust and the unconventional life she lived in post-war Germany, and inspired Barbara to write a novel. On Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm, Barbara Stark-Nemon will share how that box, along with 15 years of research, international travel, interviews, and translations led her to writing Even in Darkness, her debut novel, and how what she learned influenced her understanding of the Holocaust.
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