2017-05-25 / Living

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Buick Gallery Exhibit space to close for repairs after

FLINT – From now until June 25, Buick Gallery will display more than 30 historic vehicles, including five one-of-a-kind General Motors concept cars, two Flintbuilt carriages, and a variety of cars and trucks produced from 1895-1987, all with ties to Flint and Genesee County. After June 25, Buick Gallery will be closed to the public due to repairs to the building, though the Perry Archives will remain open by appointment only. Many vehicles from the automotive collection will remain on display at Sloan Museum. For example, visitors can see the Flint-built 1953 Corvette in Sloan Museum’s Collecting Flint from A to Z exhibit. Buick Gallery serves as a rotating exhibit space for Sloan Museum’s Transportation Collection of over 120 historic vehicles, including cars, carriages, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Buick Gallery is also home to Sloan Museum’s Perry Archives, housing a wide array of photographs, records and objects chronicling the people and history of Flint and Genesee County, Michigan. Buick Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. The Perry Archives are open for research by appointment only, Monday-Thursday, with 24 hours’ notice required. To make an appointment, call 810-237-3440 or e-mail Collections@ SloanLongway.org. For more information, visit SloanLongway.org/Research. Ticket prices for admission to Buick Gallery and Sloan Museum permanent exhibits are $7 adults, $6 seniors 60+, $5 youth ages 2-11, and free for members and children 1 and under. Traveling exhibits at Sloan Museum are not included in these prices. Buick Gallery is located at 303 Walnut St. Flint, MI 48503. Details: Visit SloanMuseum.org. – G.G.

Lake Callis is open in Davison Township

DAVISON TWP. – Lake Callis, 1152 N. Gale Rd., has opened for the season. This 40-acre complex has lots to do, even if it’s a little too cold to swim yet. Admission is free all week and there will be good food, beach volleyball, numerous games, a bounce house, free giveaways and much more. The park will be open from 9 a.m. to dusk. On May 27 there will be a summer kickoff for Lake Callis at which time the splash pad will be open, there will be a water safety class, a sidewalk chalk contest, Finding Dory as the beach movie, a scavenger hunt for prizes, a dunk tank, food trucks and more. The event is sponsored by L&M Landscaping, Sparkle Buggy Car Wash, Konieczka Heating, The Pizza Company and Barkman Landscaping. Details: Call 810- 214-1810 or visit the parks and recreation website at www.DTparks.com. – G.G.

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