ESCANABA – An exhibit about the town of Nahma opens today at the Bonifas Fine Arts Center gallery. JJ Spaulding says the exhibit “Selling Nahma” shows photos and artifacts from the town as it transitioned following changes in the logging industry in the 1950s.
“It’s a story about a small company town at a time in our country’s history that had to go through a time of change,” said J.J. Spaulding, Bonifas public relations director. “A lot of those companies back then just folded. But there was something about Nahma and the community and the people and the perseverance that really help that community maintain itself and last.”
An open house will be held this afternoon at 3 p.m. with a musical performance on Michigan’s lumber history by Kitty Donohoe.
The exhibit runs through August 7. A companion exhibit also starts today at a gallery in Nahma. Christine Grouleau’s Gallery will feature an exhibit called “Nahma Now”. A reception will be held at that gallery Friday night at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the community will hold it’s annual Nahma Music Festival.
The exhibit at the Bonifas is made possible by a Michigan Humanities Council grant.