MUSEUM – The historical village on the west edge of Corunna’s McCurdy Park will soon have a new museum.
Lawson’s Bicycle Museum will feature antique and collectible bicycles, many from the early 1900s. The outer structure and façade are finished. “The rest will be completed as time and money permits,” Corunna Historical Commission Chairwoman Margaret Waters said in a July 6 interview with The Independent.
Her husband, Dick Waters, who is also a member of the commission, says he would like to see it finished in time for Christmas activities in the park. Approximately $30,000 has been spent creating the building based on an early 1900s style of architecture mostly through donations by the Friends of the Historical Village.
The museum will house the collection of Merilee Lawson of rural Corunna. It will feature bicycles and peddle cars, posters and other bicycle-related memorabilia. A handicap-accessible path to and from the museum is also in the long-range plans for the building.
Persons wishing to make a donation or volunteer time are asked to contact Margaret or Dick Waters at (989) 723-1204. Persons wishing to make a monetary donation are asked to make the check or money order to: Friends of the Historical Village and in the memo write “Bicycle Museum.” Donations may be sent to: Friends of the Historical Village, C/O City of Corunna, 402 N. Shiawassee Street, Corunna, MI, 48817. (Independent Photo/HELEN A. GRANGER)