ACG Ann Arbor Fall Conference
The 2017 Argus Collectors Group/Argus Museum Ann Arbor Fall Conference
we were told that it would be tough to top last year’s gathering, this
year’s Argus Museum/Argus Collectors Group (ACG) Conference is shaping
into one that you won’t want to miss - especially since most of the
events are free and open to all!
The Conference kicks
off Thursday evening, October 12th, from 6-8 p.m. with the opening of
the photography exhibition, “Washtenaw through the Lens” which features
work by the well-respected Ann Arbor Women Artists Association (AAWAA)
photographers. Meet the artists, view their work, enjoy food and
beverages and welcome Argus Museum members visiting from places around
the country and Canada.
Friday’s events include special-hours
open house to view the current exhibit, “The Journey in a Day: 200
Years of Student Life at the University of Michigan 1817-2017” at the
Museum on Main Street. A rare opportunity to tour of the Argus Building
II is also scheduled for Friday – currently a University of Michigan
building that is normally closed to the public. Argus
manufactured equipment for the WWII effort in the building and, after
the War; it was home to engineers and designers of innovative
products. Friday’s dinner will again be hosted by ACG members and
held in the lobby of the Argus I Building – there is no charge for the
meal but donations are encouraged. Following dinner, a special
presentation, “Highlights and Delights of the History of Photography”
will be given by Martin Magid, former president of the Michigan
Photographic Historical Society.
Saturday is a big day for the
conference! The day begins with morning presentations and
demonstrations. As is tradition, former Argus employees and their
families are invited to join conference attendees for lunch at the
Museum. Participants will then head to the Michigan Military
Technical and Historical Society (MMT&HS) Museum.
(Car-pooling will be available.) Not only will the Conference
banquet be held there – the Argus Museum-loaned special exhibit, “Argus
Eyes for Victory”, will open that evening at the MMT&HS Museum and
their members will be joining us for the event. The evening will
include dinner, awards, an auction and a presentation given by Mike
Reitsma about his research and the exhibit, titled, "Argus Eyes for
Victory - WWII at the Argus Camera Factory in Ann Arbor."
Reitsma is known for his WWII knowledge and expertise and his dedicated
research of Argus’s military contributions.
Sunday’s event, the
Vintage Argus Roadshow, will be back at the Argus Museum - everyone is
invited to bring your Argus camera, or other Argus product, for a free
appraisal by Argus experts from around the Country and Canada!
You can also swap and deal and get great finds on all things
Argus! So, join us – even if you’re just curious - and tell your
friends and neighbors about our Sunday at the Museum event.
More information is available on the WCHS website: http://washtenawhistory.org/
, and on the Argus Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArgusMuseum/
For additional information about the conference and the Argus Museum,
you can also contact Cheryl Chidester at
email@example.com or 734-769-0770.
If you plan to attend, please fill out the registration form
and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.