Posted at: 05/13/2013 9:50 AM
DETROIT (AP) - The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is getting ready to reopen to the public this weekend following a five-month, $2 million renovation.
The museum on Detroit's Belle Isle holds reopening events starting Saturday.
A new core exhibit has been created as a part of the renovation. Called "Built by the River," the display will highlight the ways in which Detroiters have relied upon the river and lakes to build industries, engage neighbors and pursue recreational interests.
"A River's Roar" is a new temporary exhibit in the museum's Great Lakes Gallery that provides an overview of the history of hydroplane racing in Detroit.
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is operated by the Detroit Historical Society, whose Detroit Historical Museum reopened last year its own renovation.
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