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Mid-century Modern Midland
OLLI has planned a day trip to Midland, Michigan, recognized as one of the most architecturally significant communities in the U.S. due to the quality and concentration of over 400 mid-twentieth century modern homes, churches, and commercial, educational and civic structures throughout the city. A guided tour of the personal home and studio of noted architect, Alden B. Dow, son of Dow Chemical’s founder, who introduced modern architecture to Midland, will be our first visit. Following lunch downtown, there will be a drive-by tour of mid-century modern structures. The afternoon will start with a guided visit to the Dow Gardens and then with our guide, we will take the nation’s longest canopy walk, the Whiting Forest Canopy Walk, Both the Dow Gardens and the Canopy Walk will be a little over 1 mile walk. The Canopy Walk is 1,400 feet long and soars up to 40 feet above ground. Note: There are several level changes at the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio and the Garden and Elevated Forest. Walks can each involve more than one mile of walking. Luncheon choices at Grand Traverse Pie Company will be selected when registering. Boarding will begin at 7:30am to ensure a prompt departure at 8:00am. Please call Lisa Barton (734) 998-9356 with any questions or concerns about participating. No refunds without replacements inside 30 days of trip departure. Registrants for this trip can attend the pre-trip event, “Alden B. Dow and Mid-century Modern Architecture in Southeast Michigan” on May 6 free but they must still register for the event.
Event Type : Out of Town Trips      
Date(s) : 06/26/2020
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 8:00am-6:30pm
Location : Meet at Meijer
Address : 3825 Carpenter Rd.,
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Fee : $121.00 (Includes lunch, snacks, and tips)
Event Status : OPEN