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‘On the Map’ visits one of the world’s largest toy museums

If you’re young at heart or craving a taste of nostalgia, look no further than Bay City.

Home to one of the biggest toy collections in the world, The Antique Toy and Fire Truck Museum is every kids worst nightmare. Thousands of toys, but you can’t touch them! Jimmie Dobson is the the man behind the museum, and it’s his collection that makes up most of the exhibits. Continue reading

Museum offers hundreds of drawings, online

"Leaping Gazelle Fountain" Courtesy Photo.

“Leaping Gazelle Fountain” Courtesy Photo.

You don’t have to travel to the museum to appreciate fine works of art, now that a mid Michigan museum has made hundreds of pieces viewable online.

A bronze gazelle in mid-jump curves its head back and faces the sky.

This “Leaping Gazelle Fountain” as it’s called, is one of the images available online to patrons of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in Saginaw.

Recently the museum finished archiving more than 800 drawings of the late sculptor, Marshall Fredericks. Continue reading

CMU undergrad awarded summer internship at Smithsonian

Allison SniderOften college students spend their summers back home, hanging poolside or working summer jobs.

One CMU student is spending her summer interning at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Continue reading