tells the story of Nahma, Michigan. In the 20th century many resource based company towns in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula shared Nahma’s uncertain future. Nahma’s plight caught the eye of the nation when it was put up for sale. The owners mounted a campaign to find a suitable buyer not only for the sawmill business assets but also for the community itself. A national search for potential buyers culminated in a 1951 cover story in Life magazine that built the mystique which still surrounds Nahma today: a “town for sale.” Since those early days, there remains the strong sense of community that defied the fate of other company towns.
The exhibition will be on view in the Hartwig Gallery in the Catherine Bonifas Building at Bay College from August 17th to September 25th. Join us for a Reception and Talk on Tuesday September 8th at 9:00 am. Speakers include, June Klees, Pasqua Warstler and Chris Holmes.