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.
Fabulous Figure Skating
Can't get enough skating after the Olympics?
On Thursday March 20 at 6 pm at the Downtown Library, director Keri Pickett screens her award-winning documentary The Fabulous Ice Age a chronicle of ice skating spectacles and the great American touring ice shows.
Travel back to the age of Olympic skating champion Sonja Henie & The Ice Follies - then enjoy a discussion with the director of this amazing film, recently profiled in the New York Times and featuring rare archival footage and candid interviews with skating legends, producers & ice chorus gypsies.
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