Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 6, 2014

Editorial: History Center must choose wisely to ensure solid future


The Artcenter’s board has been talking to the History Center since the fall, said Artcenter board member Bob Streit.

Artcenter, which was founded in 1951, the same year as Northwestern Michigan College and the Traverse Symphony, hasn’t had display space since it moved out of All Faiths Chapel three years ago.

Its members argue that combining Artcenter and the History Center under the same roof would create a dynamic cultural entity for the city. It’s hard to argue with that. Artcenter said the Carnegie building would provide space for performance arts, galleries, and classrooms.

This is going to be a critical year for the History Center. The one option that must be off the table is that it will close its doors; but with two seemingly viable partnering options, that shouldn’t be a concern.

This is a time for good choices. The next 111 years may depend on them.

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