Michigan folklore is rich, creative and diverse. It includes characters like Paul Bunyan, mysteries like Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance, and a legacy of folk songs.
The Lorenzo Cultural Center hosts Tall Tales and Folklore: Exploring Michigan’s Traditional Stories. The new exhibit examines the stories and traditional lore that help shape Michigan’s rich culture. Included will be a traveling exhibit from Michigan State University Museum and artifacts from local museums and collectors, along with displays, speakers, and performers that will teach visitors about our state’s cultural history and how it relates to our daily lives. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The image above is a detail of “Paul Bunyon,” a digital work by Jessica Gawinski. The work is part of the Tall Tales and Folklore exhibition at Lorenzo Cultural Center.