Get ready for old-fashioned fun at Clawson museum

By: Victoria Mitchell | Royal Oak Review | Published August 3, 2016

 Everyone is invited to an old-fashioned summer celebration this weekend at the Clawson Historical Museum.

Everyone is invited to an old-fashioned summer celebration this weekend at the Clawson Historical Museum.

Photo provided by the Clawson Historical Museum


CLAWSON —  Friends, fun and ice cream are synonymous with summer, and this weekend, the Clawson Historical Museum will combine all three in a family-friendly event.

Everyone is invited to join in an old-fashioned summer celebration 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Clawson Historical Museum, 41 Fisher Court.

“We have not hosted an event like this before, but we wanted to offer a real, old-fashioned summer event, and an ice cream social just seemed like a great way for people to get out and enjoy a relaxed, fun afternoon at the museum,” said Clawson Historical Museum curator Melodie Nichols.

The event will feature old-fashioned games, a barbershop quartet and, of course, plenty of ice cream.

The party will take place during the museum’s regular hours, providing attendees the opportunity to tour the building and learn more about Clawson’s history.

“The historical museum and the library are two cultural facilities in Clawson offering family-oriented events that build on tradition and memories,” said Mayor Penny Luebs. “History is important because we really do build on past accomplishments.”

Both floors of the home boasting the museum are full of interesting displays and artifacts.

The old-fashioned summer celebration and museum entrance are open to all ages and are free.

Nichols said she is looking forward to the event and is hoping for great weather and an even better turnout

“It will be a chance to slow down a bit from our hectic lives and experience a tiny taste of what a summer social would have been like a hundred years ago,” she said.

Nichols said she hopes guests will be able to leave the modern world behind, but if they absolutely cannot, there are several Pokéstops on the site along with a “Pokémon Go” gym.

For more information about the party or museum, call (248) 588-9169.