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The table is set and you're invited!
Entomophagous Dining is open at the Museum on Main Street

The current exhibit Entomophagous Dining is a fun and educational exhibition that examines and celebrates dining with insects, dining on insects, and related interactions as portrayed by the invited and juried artists who have created artwork in ceramic, metal, glass, fiber, and found objects. You’ll have to visit the exhibit to see for yourself the beautiful butterflies, busy bees, marching ants, singing cicadas, praying mantises,lurking cockroaches, tempting meal worms, and more. 


There are many favorite stories connected to this special exhibition. One story involves ants. We all seem familiar with the scenario where there is a picnic and the luncheon on a beach towel or a grassy patch by a lake is invaded by ants. Cartoons of yesteryear envisioned picnickers shrieking while dancing ants paraded by with olive chapeaus, and other picnic delicacies. This is the  fifth biennial juried exhibition curated by our collaborating partner, The International Museum of Dinnerware Design. The Museum on Main Street is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12 Noon-4 PM and weekdays by appointment. The address is 500 N. Main Street, there is free parking for visitors in the lot next to the building. Photo: Australian artist Lynette Lewis created out of stoneware a 16-piece plate and cup setting  Puti Pikiniki – Bush Picnic.  She is participating as a special invited international artist. Honey ants or Tjala are the design motif on her picnic dishes for which she is renowned

It's Time to Apply for the $500 Pauline Walters Memorial Award

The Washtenaw County Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1857, when 19 citizens of Ann Arbor called for "a county convention for the purpose of forming a County Historical Association" to be composed of anyone from the townships who cared to attend. 165 years later, the WCHS exists to educate and inspire our community to engage in the preservation and presentation of area history. We invite you to join!

Washtenaw County Historical Society

PO Box 3336

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The Museum on Main Street

500 N. Main Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Open Saturdays & Sundays

12 Noon - 4 pm

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