Tales of the Villages
Mapping the Saugatuck-Douglas Storybook
2004 Saugatuck-Douglas Museum Exhibition
Our villages are
full of stories. We have only to look to "read" them. Some are hidden away
behind attic doors, underneath old furniture, or exist as faded
photographs pressed within the dark leaves of albums - all holding private
moments or commemorating public happenings.
Some await along
lost pathways through old woods or lie within the time-worn patina of old
cottages or in the memories evoked by family heirlooms. Some are waiting
in the experiences and recollections of people we meet every day. Taken
together these stories map connections and currents that flow in many
directions, drawing together many people and often far-away places, but
all focusing them back home to our own present-day landscape. We
understand time and space by knowing what happened within them.
There are 13 tales to tell ... just click on the Tales of the
Villages poster above for the details or click on the Tales of the
Villages map to see where the tales take place.
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