About the Cultural Center
The Lorenzo Cultural Center explores the influences and experiences that shape our community's heritage, examining topics from a variety of perspectives and creating interactive opportunities for learning, celebration and entertainment. Since opening Fall 2006, the cultural center has attracted more than 85,000 visitors and has been recognized by awards from the Historical Society of Michigan and the Michigan Museums Association.
The Gilded Age to the Great War: America at the Turn of the Century
February 23, 2013 - May 5, 2013
Discover the stories of American industrialists and the rise of philanthropy as private money supported education, health care, the arts and charities. Explore the growth of social movements such as women’s suffrage and organized labor, as well as the country’s explosive population growth, fueled by immigrants seeking the American dream. Trace the emerging trends in music, theatre, literature and film, which combined new technologies and unique perspectives to reflect a nascent American culture. Learn about World War I and its roots in the imperialism, militarism and nationalism that were the byproducts of widespread industrialism.