HISTORY and ART over Remus Heritage Days weekend!
Remus Area Historical Society board president, Linda Howard, says “Stop by the Remus Museum on July 16 noon to 4 p.m. during Remus Heritage Days to see an old Railroad display and view the Elder History film/slideshow. Also, be sure to check out all the historical art mounted in Remus over Remus Heritage Days weekend.” Buzz Fate, owner of the family run Fate’s Food Market, approached artists Karen Coville and Dan Lee, hosts of the October “2 Artists in a Barn” events, to paint a mural that recognized the store’s 100th anniversary. The final piece, done in both pencil and paint, features historical Remus – from native Americans and early settlers to loggers, farmers, ice cutters, Remus Butter, Wheatland Music Festival, Chippewa Hills and more. Located outside the new Fate bakery, note that the centerpiece is a large pencil sketch of Buzz’s father Bill in his butcher’s apron.
In addition, see Remus Area Historical Society’s historical placards mounted on a grassy knoll near Isabella Bank. Char Lenon, Di Green, Mary Batchelder and other museum volunteers gathered historical information and photos about some of the key Remus businesses and establishments. The two-sided billboard holds 12 placards; more placards are mounted elsewhere in town. The project was completed with the help of Isabella Bank, Remus DDA, Wheatland Township, and several grant makers.
While downtown you can also appreciate the large parking lot mural commissioned by the late Bill Lipar and his wife Brenda, owners of the Remus Tavern and Green Leaf Dining. It was designed and painted by Lesley Clark as a tribute by Bill to his father George Lipar who is shown on his tractor in a field. It is also about the relationship between the earth and the Remus area people that work so hard to produce food and care for the land and water. See https://www.remus.org/ for more information