The Eagle Harbor Social Aid & Pleasure Club
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Summer & Fall Review
As we embark on our third season of programming at the Social Aid & Pleasure Club, we offer this 2017 Summer and Fall Review, a short video highlighting last years’ events. We opened the season on Independence Day with the Who Dat Brass Band from Marquette, who performed on the steps and marched second-line style behind the annual Eagle Harbor 4th-of-July parade. Mike LaMotte of Fitzgerald’s BBQ fame treated us to his sublime photographs of icy U.P. snowscapes, created in the winter when not minding the pit. The brothers of the Society of St. John (and Jampot proprietors) previewed Mike’s exhibition in a rare group outing. Texas artist (and Michigan native) Jessica Halonen revisited her U.P. heritage in an installation of evocative paintings in conversation with objects from the Store’s collection, and with her uncle Vern Cornwall’s masterful bird carvings. In celebration of Halonen’s Finnish roots, the opening featured an accordion performance by Raimo Juntunen Hewlett of Finnaire. Throughout the season, Jack Westlake, our Junior Shopkeeper, and Victoria Hoerauf minded the shop, interacted with visitors, and offered insightful and creative tours of the art shows and collections. Neighbors Tom Westlake and E. Niel Harri contributed more unique artifacts to the Store’s historic collection. We finally welcomed our last visitors, in Halloween costumes, at the end of October. These events were all made possible by donations from our friends and supporters. We sincerely appreciate the contributions that enable us to preserve history, celebrate art, and create community at the old Eagle Harbor General Store.
Please donate to help us continue programming, and help our "shopkeepers" keep the doors open:
or send a contribution to:
181 W. North
Eagle Harbor, MI 49950
Or come on by and put a little sugar in the cookie jars!
Keep an eye on our website for events happening this summer.