Saturday, July 28, 2012

Charlotte, Michigan

(Jan) We journeyed to Charlotte, Michigan to have some maintenance done on our Motorhome. So, during the day on Thursday and Friday we were without our home!  They have a nice lounge with wi-fi and we also explored the town.

Charlotte is the county seat of Eaton County. They have restored their 1885 courthouse to it’s original state and are using it as a museum.

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The restored Eaton County Court House on West Lawrence Ave in Charlotte, Michigan.


Featured in the museum were a period sitting room, the circuit judge’s chamber, military uniforms and history, a carriage and an amazing collection of beautiful quilts.
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Behind the Court House is the 1873 Sherriff’s residence that once had a 2 store jail attached.
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The circuit courtroom, at left.

A country school house setting, at right.
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On Thursday evening we joined many in the community for a relaxing free concert on the courthouse lawn. A group of Michigan State faculty musicians, The Devil You Don’t, performed old time ballads.

1 comment:

Sharon Del Rosario said...

What a pretty town. Love the architecture. Glad you survived without your home for a couple of days.

 
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