By Jim Dwyer

In 2003, the first of a long series of historic photo shows was held in Newberry.

The first few were at the old bank building and most since then have been at the high school gym. They have been held every year except for three “COVID years.”

This year it will be held again in the American Legion in Newberry. The Legion has air conditioning, along with considerable space for the displays.

As usual, the show is sponsored by the Tahquamenon Education Foundation. Donations assist with the academic scholarships and mini grants for supplies, according to Foundation Director Larry Vincent.

The shows will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the night of July 3, and after the parade on the Fourth until 2:30 p.m.

Newberry history sensation Sterling McGinn will be the “set up” person with assistance from aged 1961 NHS graduate Jim Dwyer, and others.

McGinn and Dwyer have some great new “finds” for the show. The best of this year’s crop may be a 1906 Newberry Avenue Halloween scene with an extensive prank visible in the photo. They had to pay the “big bucks” for that one.

There is also an amazing photo of the fire hall and firefighters at the original East John Street fire station. There are many other new additions on display this year.

There is no charge to attend, though donations to the Tahquamenon Education Foundation are appreciated.