It was a different time when these “minstrel” shows were staged in Grand Haven. This kind of show is now rightly considered racially offensive.
But it is part of our history.
The Tri-Cities Historical Museum supplied me with a couple of black-and-white (no pun intended) photos, but they may be from earlier than what Gail is seeking.
“These are the only two photos we have in the collection,” said the museum’s Alice Seaver.
Seaver said the photo with the five men was taken in the 1930s. The other one is not dated. They were taken in either the old Orpheum Theater or the Armory, she said.
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