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There are numerous historic museums and galleries in Hillsdale County. Many local businesses and organizations support the arts in Hillsdale County by exhibiting the work of local artists. Check out the many venues for local artisans below. The Sage Center for the Arts [Click here to view full size picture]

Daughtrey Gallery (Sage Center for the Arts)
Grosvenor House Historical Museum
Will Carleton Poorhouse
County National Bank
Hillsdale County Chamber of Commerce
Keefer House
The Hillsdale Historical Society
Gallery 49

Daughtrey Gallery (Sage Center for the Arts)

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Daughtrey Gallery [Click here to view full size picture]

The Sage Center for the Arts is located at 81 East College Street, Hillsdale. The Daughtrey Gallery exhibits will be open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekends from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on holidays. The Sage Center is handicapped-accessible. For more information call (517) 607-2410.

Grosvenor House Historical Museum

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Click here to view full size picture 211 Maumee, Jonesville
(517) 849-9596

The Grosvenor House Museum is the renovated home of E.O. Grosvenor, one time Lt. Governor of Michigan and a self-made success. Mr. Grosvenor was head of the commission in charge of building the Michigan state capitol building, and his home was designed by the same architect as the capitol. A 32 room Victorian Italianate structure, the museum is open weekends from 2-5 pm from Mother's Day until the end of September. Private Tours are available year-round. The first weekend of December the Grosvenor House hosts "A Victorian Christmas at the Grosvenor House" when the house is decorated as it might have been in the Grosvenor's day and the house is alive with music and fun. Homemade cookies and punch are part of the excitement. Call for additional special events.

Will Carleton Poorhouse

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Click here to view full size picture One of the most historically significant houses in Hillsdale is a small cobblestone structure located on the outskirts of the city. The structure was built of uniformed sized stones, laid in precise rows, gathered from the fields nearby. Isaac VanDenburg had employed a local stone mason to build the house in 1853. VanDenburg was not only a local tavern keeper and land owner but was also a member of the County Board of Commissioners. This group after much discussion, voted to buy VanDenburg’s farm and home in order to house the aged or those infirm whose families no longer would care for them.

County National Bank

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Click here to view full size picture Seasonal Art Guild displays. One South Howell Street, Hillsdale
(517) 439-4300

Hillsdale County Chamber of Commerce

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Features works of local artists. Located at: 116 N. Broad Street
(517) 439-4341

Keefer House

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Click here to view full size picture Seasonal Art Guild displays. 104 N. Howell Street, Hillsdale
(517) 437-4505

The Hillsdale Historical Society

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Check out the "Hillsdale History" page on this website!

Gallery 49

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Gallery 49, located in Reading, is named for Michigan Route 49, the main drag through the town.  It was founded by a group of 13 artists who banded together to open an art gallery, gift shop, and learning center.  Classes and music performances are also some of the highlights planned in addition to the gallery, which presents the works of the founders as well as those of students and visiting artists.
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